Hi Jay, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I am well and that a blessing given that more that 500K humans are gone because of Covid-19.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Amazing Girl”?
Amazing girl is a payback to all the women and amazing girls that nurture, love and lead us.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Yes. My mother is an amazing girl who survived vicious spousal abuse. I was there I saw it.
Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?
The video was an amazing multi-national collaboration with girls who are strong, fierce and fun.
How was the recording and writing process?
I am a disciplined natural writer. Writing is my safe place. I hid in my room writing when I needed to feel safe.
How would you say your upbringing has influenced your writing?
Writing was survival. I had to elevate from insecure to secure. My desire to help my mom and escape a physical (not sexual), and emotional abuse jail motivated me.
How would you have taken these dark moments and turn into something positive?
It’s like reading Harry Potter or Game of Thrones books, music transports me to a whole different universe where I am the hero. I am Legend.
Your work has been paying off as your music has been getting a lot of momentum – does that put any pressure on you as you work on a new material or rather the opposite?
Great question. It’s the opposite for me. I am multi-talented. I have been tested by situations I did not want to be in. So, when I am under pressure I can fly. Literally.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes. I have material already written and produced through 2022 both Music and Movies.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Next up “4U” which is going to be on my next EP.
What else is happening next in JayQ The Legend’s world?
I have a major role in the movie “The App That Stole Christmas” starring Ray J. Actually, I am also one of the screenplay writers, and many JayQ The Legend song are on the soundtrack. Thank you.
Listen to the new single Amazing Girl here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOymFyM4VIY