Hi Vents, Thank you for having me, I’ve been great thank you. I’m very busy promoting my new single and overwhelmed by all the support I’ve had so far!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The Real You”?
‘The Real You’ is an upbeat feel good dance track. I’ve been away from this side of music for a couple of years and I wanted to come back with a song that’s fun and not too serious. Great for a summer party.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
No not one particular event. It’s about when you’ve met someone you really like but you feel like you don’t really know them and you want to get to know the real person. (The song explains its better than that! Lol).
Any plans to release a video for the single?
I haven’t plans to release a video as yet, but there is a cool lyric video.
How was the recording and writing process?
I originally wrote the song with Drifta in his studio. I now have a studio set-up at home which allows me to record my own vocals. This gives me more freedom, so whenever I’m in the mood I can create music.
What was it like to work with Drifta and how did that relationship develop?
My publishing company BDi Music introduced me to Drifta and other producers. From day one Drifta and I just clicked and we wrote our first track ‘You Lied’ in four hours. (‘You Lied’ is a Garage track on my SoundCloud). From then on I was really excited and inspired to do more. Since then we have worked a lot together and I’ve featured on two of Drifta’s EPs ‘Gal Ban Ja’ and ‘Real Deep’. We also did a live lounge performance together at the famous Maida Vale Studios for the BBC Asian network.
How much did he get to influence the song?
I top lined and wrote the lyrics for ‘The Real You’ and Drifta produced the beats, mixed and mastered it. We both just let each other do what we do best and bring it all together.
Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?
I usually approach writing songs in the same way whether it’s with a producer or on my own using a guitar or keyboard. The process usually starts with the backing music and then I write the lyrics and melody. I write lots of lyrics in my notes, so I’ve always got some ideas if I need them.
How your background as a psychologist does influences your music as a whole?
I do use psychology to try and transmit emotions to the listener of my music. Music is such an emotional and personal thing and it’s amazing how things can take you back to a time and memory. I want to make people feel they can relate to me in my life by the things I say. With my single ‘The Real You’ I just wanted to make people dance and have fun.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes I’m always working on new material and would love to release more music if people want it. Hopefully I’ll release an EP later in the year 🙂
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
‘The Real You’ is out 05/07/19 followed by the lyric video.
Any plans to hit the road?
I would love to go on tour again, a few years ago I did a UK and European schools tour and was main support for X factor finalists ‘Kingsland Rd’. But first I’m just concentrating on making the music.
What else is happening next in Jessica Alice’s world?
I am hoping this track will leave everyone wanting to hear more this summer and get them in a party mood. Then I would love to release some more tracks for you all!