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GET TO KNOW: Just Trey
Photo: Trey Jennings
Having just released his highly-awaited new EP 'Since You've Been Away' in recent weeks, Seattle-based artist Just Trey is now looking to showcase his latest collection with the breezy new single 'Love To Give'.
Channelling a wonderfully warm and inviting R&B direction from start to finish, 'Love To Give' makes for a wonderfully vivid entry in his ever-growing catalogue. With his smooth and seductive voice riding a bed of rich and passionate production, this new one will wash over you and leave you feeling rejuvenated throughout.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
I was pretty obsessed with Kendrick Lamar when I was younger. I always appreciated his lyrics and the meaning behind his songs. He is definitely where I got my love for songwriting from now that I think about it.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
I did not have a band, but seeing people play in bands and orchestras for the musicals I used to do was always fascinating to me.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
I like to layer meaning and themes into what I write because I think words connect us. And if I can say something in a compelling and poetic way, it may hit someone in a profound way. I would like for people to go “man, I didn’t think of it like that!” when they listen to my lyrics.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
I wish I wrote 44 Bars by Logic. Logic has some great lyrics across his whole discography, but for some reason 44 Bars is my top lyric song from him. It’s just beyond real and I genuinely feel the same way he describes feeling.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
I would relive dropping my first ever EP, Intentions. I did every aspect of it myself, and I am always so proud of it, even though there are things I look back on and I’m like “yeah I could have done this better.” *haha*
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I would love to share a stage with Drake. I think he’s a generational artist and performer, and it would be an honor to see him work up close.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
I have a long and growing list, but right now the three artists I would love to work with are Drake, Majid Jordan, and Doja Cat!
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself working with the best artists in R&B and hip-hop as a producer and a songwriter. I also see myself 3 albums into my catalog while running my music company @compformusic!
Just Trey's new single 'Love To Give' is available to stream now. Check it out below.