INTERVIEW: Independent Artist Jan Metternich

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

Hey, I’m fine and thanks for having me.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Outta My Head”?

The piano melody of that song just came to my mind a few months ago. Then I built the beat in only one day. I really struggled to write lyrics on that song. I wanted to get it as good as possible. So, it took about 3 months to finish the track but it was worth it. The feedback was crazy.

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

Not really a particular event. I usually write my songs about what I feel at the moment.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

I didn’t release a full music video yet but I always post a short trailer for my singles on Instagram.

@janmetternich you can check it out.

How was the recording and writing process?

I always record my songs in my home studio. I do the recording, mixing and mastering.

The recording progress itself, didn’t took that long. But it took a few weeks till I was satisfied with the mix. And I always ask my father if he likes it. He has absolutely no idea of music but he can tell if it sounds good. Sometimes he has helpful tips.

What role does Germany play in your music?

I listen to a lot of German music. It inspires me for my music. There are some genres in Germany which can’t really be compared to English music. So, I’m trying to be unique.

With your music reaching such a wide audience – how much of this you take in consideration when writing new material?

I’m not really writing about political stuff but sometimes you can see my opinion though.

With the large reception your music has gotten – do you feel any pressure when putting this song together or rather the opposite?

I’m always putting myself under a little pressure but I think that’s good. I always have to work hard for good results. Fun is the most important thing. But mainly I’m just thankful that so much people listen to my music.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

There is definitely a single to come. I’m currently about to finish a few projects. In the future we’ll probably see a few other songs with some famous producers. I’ll let you know on social media.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

There are, but it’s not set yet. I hope for a release this year.

What else is happening next in Jan Metternich’ world?

I’m still finishing school so it’s quite difficult to find enough time.

I use every free minute though. I hope that I can focus on music even more in the future.



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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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