Hi Jesse, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been good. A little nervous about everything, but it’s great.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Roses”?

So I chose the title “Roses” because I feel like life is really similar to the flower. Life can look really, really beautiful; Just like Roses. But if you try and grab a Rose by the stem, you’re gonna get hurt.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Yeah, so. I wrote this song for my mom, because of course she’s my biggest fan. And she, being my mom, is always worried about my mental health. So she asked me to write a happier song. And this song is my best attempt at making a happy song without any lies, or exaggerations.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I’m not sure yet. I’d really like to, but I just need to consult with a videographer friend of mine.

The single comes off your new album GHOST – what’s the story behind the title?

To be completely honest with you. I have no idea. I was thinking of a title, and the word Ghost shot into my head. I loved the sound of it, so I just went with it.

How was the recording and writing process?

Most of the songs on this album, as well as my last album, were actually written throughout Middle School and High School. Specifically, these songs were written from 8th to 12th grade. I recorded/produced/mixed/mastered all of the songs in my bedroom, and learned how to do so through just Youtube, really.

What role does Salt-Lake City play in your music?

The state I’m from has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. I don’t know what it is, but there’s a little fact for you. So in some way, yeah I think the state and city have a lot to do with how I currently am, and that affects my music.

How has tragedy and depression serve as a great source for your music?

Most songs I write come from a bad head space. Whether I’m writing about a time I was worse off, or I write it as I’m going through a tough time. I hate using the term depression, because I always feel like. Other people have it worse than me. And I’m being over dramatic about it. But, that’s what the doctors call it. I’ve been depressed since I was 13, and because of that, I’ve been able to write all of these songs. So in short, Depression as served as the biggest source for all of my music.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Outside of what I’ve mentioned before, twenty one pilots is a huge inspiration to me. They’re really what got me to start really writing and producing my own music. I love their style of music, and their story. Also, I’d say Macklemore is a pretty big inspiration. More his story than his music. The idea of going from nothing to something is really inspiring in times when I’m really down.

Any plans to hit the road?

Man, I don’t even know. I really want to. I’d absolutely love to. But I’m absolutely terrified of performing. I think I’d vomit after every song or something. If enough people would go, I’d definitely go though.

What else is happening next in Snowtown’s world?

Nothing much. I’m really just focusing on music right now.  Some people are using some of my songs on tiktok, so that feels good. But overall though, I’m just hoping everything goes well.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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