GET TO KNOW: JAMO
After spending the last year churning out an array of smooth and captivating offerings, emerging British artist JAMO has now delivered his stunning debut EP 'Late Nights'.
Channelling the same bright and shimmering aesthetic as acts like The 1975, 'Late Nights' sees him return in stellar for. Filled with rich and breezy hooks, sublime textures, and his own uplifting voice layered throughout, things are certainly looking up for this young upstart.
So with the new EP available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
First instrument I learned to play was the guitar. I got one when I was really young but I was too small to play it so had to wait a few years to be able to. But once I could play it, I absolutely loved it and my love for music grew from there.
What was the first album you remember owning?
First album I had was American Idiot by Green Day. I love that album, some of the tracks on there are in my top 10 favourite tunes of all time. In fact, I’d probably say that it’s still my favourite album of all time.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yeah I had my own band called ‘The 924s’ and we played punk-rock/pop-punk songs. That was when I was about 17/18, it was a great time, and I had so much fun during those years of performing.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
I wish I had written What Do You Mean? by Bieber. I mean it’s just a banger, I love that song and it was a number 1 smash too. Who wouldn’t want to have written it? The music video, the tropical beat, and his smooth vocals too: Masterpiece!
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
You know what, it always gets me hyped and excited when I’m in the early production stages and I find a vibe or atmosphere which really inspires me. It’s so exciting when a door just opens up for creativity and you can properly dive into a newly discovered creative zone.
And what about the most frustrating part?
The opposite side of the spectrum haha! Writer's block is a killer and is definitely the most annoying aspect when trying to create music. When you have an idea and can’t get it out or written. Or when you have no ideas at all, a nightmare.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I would love to share a stage with Chris Brown. I think he’s an incredibly gifted artist and can do it all himself for real! Unreal singer, unreal dancer, unreal artist. He’s been through such a tough journey as well and to come out the other side on top of his game and absolutely smash it, my hat is off and I would be honoured to share a stage with him.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In five years time, most importantly I would like to be happy and enjoying life! That’s a lot of time for development and growing as an artist. I’m still pretty young in my career, but in five years time I would like to have a solid fan base who support me with my ongoing releases. I won’t be stopping creating music any time soon. I feel like I’d like to have an album out by then for sure, have my own place and have a puppy too, why not!
JAMO's debut EP 'Late Nights' is available to stream now. Check it out in full below.