Having just released his album ‘Way of Wayferer’ I decided it’s time I drop part two of my interview with Jesse Boykins III. Jesse speaks about his cinematic music, how his album Love Apparatus is going and empowering women. Margaret Tra writes.
You started off recording melodies on karaoke machines; did this spark your creativity? And do you encourage people to do the same?
Yes it definitely did spark many things. I mean it’s fun being able to document your thoughts in anything that you do. Creativity can be applied to anything. Music just so happen to be my introduction to it. So I encourage everyone and anyone to accept and attempt to pursue their creativity.
You read Shakespeare, is this the secret to your style of music?
(Emotional, descriptive, artistic)
I wouldn't call it a secret, definitely an influence. Just being able to express something in story forms and have it relatable and at the same time able to take someone through different emotions is my
favourite. Cinematic music.
Where do you produce your music?
I produce in my room, on a plane, on a bus, pretty much where ever I'm allowed to.
Has Love Apparatus been completed? And how does it differ from your other albums?
It is about 85 per cent done, it’s different because it’s taken me two and half years to complete it. My sound has definitely evolved. My perspective on living has evolved and so has my song writing. Love songs are not only about a relationship between lovers, but love songs about relationships between cultures, influences etc. Machine Drum and myself are taking great pride in the music Love Apparatus has turned out to be, hopefully it will be understood and appreciated by others as much as we understand and appreciate it. I want it to be an unforgettable experience.
Is it your mission in life to make every women feel like you are seducing them on each of your tracks?
[Laughs] My mission? Not at all. I want to more so empower women. It’s more of an appreciation for a woman's mind. I find that women are so powerful and so in-touch with their sensitivity, super aware and
nurturing. Why not uplift that? Women embody art.
Does the music stem from an idea for a song or do you sometimes find the music inspires the song?
Music inspires. Life inspires. It just depends on where you’re at mentally and what you’re listening to or feeling at the time. I have for sure come across music that has lead me to write the most insane and profound things. Like most things balance is both, healthy.
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