This week I had the pleasure of meeting Jesse Bluu, a singer/songwriter from NYC. His music consists of pop elements such as thrilling melodies and uplifting and bubbly production, as well as underlying influences of alternative, rock, and blues. Although Jesse’s at the forefront releasing music, with two tracks both dropped in 2019, it’s clear he is a comprehensive artist as he brings a strong sense of musical understanding through his use of harmonies, melodic build-ups, and groovy rhythms. Jesse Bluu has infinite potential at this point in his career and is absolutely an artist to keep on your radar. We wanted to get to know Jesse some more. Here’s what we found out:
How did you get into the music industry and how has the journey been so far?
I’ve only recently started to have experiences in the professional sphere of the music world and even the few connections I’ve made I see as only scratching the surface. I still have a lot more experience to gain but I never once doubted that music was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Have you had any other career paths or passions that clashed with music?
I can comfortably say that nothing has really captured my attention and held it the way music has. However, I have recently found myself becoming more interested in the start-up world. Lately, I’ve been working at a company developing a new music streaming platform. The work is rewarding and interesting but it can be difficult to balance music, an old love, and my work, a new one. Someday, I hope they can be one and the same.
What are some of the major lessons you’ve learned from writing your own music?
Something I’ve come to learn is that I write my best songs when I start with the chorus or even the title. It’s important to have an idea of what my song is going to be about before I start writing it. In the past, I would get frustrated when the spaces in a song wouldn’t fill themselves in. But sometimes the best antidote to this problem is time. Letting the song breathe for a few days can make all the difference.
Out of all of your released music do you have a favorite? If so why is that one your favorite?
I don’t have much music released but I would say that my favorite is Belly of the Beast. The song came to me in a way that no other song came before, it basically poured out of me. I love that song, not only because it was the first I officially released but because it still speaks true to a lot of the problems occupying my thoughts today.
What’s the most rewarding part of being a musician for you?
Being able to collaborate and connect with all different types of people is what I love most about being a musician. However, sometimes it isn’t always easy to connect to the people who can really transform your ideas and drive your career forward. I wish it wasn’t as rare as it is. But there will always be a lot of doubts and frustrations when deciding to enter into the world of music. And, I know that throughout all of the ups and downs, my love for music and songwriting will never fade.
Who or what are your biggest musical influences?
I love Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, Jon Bellion, Train, and many others
Who would be your dream to collaborate with?
I think I would want to collaborate most with Imagine Dragons because I just really vibe and connect with their sound
As an artist, what are some of your major goals in the next five years?
In the next five years, I hope to secure a publishing deal at a company that believes in my vision as a songwriter. I hope to write with many of the artists and writers that today I could only dream of working with.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Do you have any new music or live shows coming soon?
I have a new song coming soon that I’m most excited about it is a collection of what I see as my best writing and production so far. Stay tuned 🙂