Rising star, Jewels, just released her EP, Galaxy Baby, and we are obsessed. The album is full of music that really speaks to Jewels’ eclectic taste. If you like R&B, Pop, and party music, this EP is for you!
We are so excited we got to sit down with Jewels and learn more about her and the way she creates her beautiful art. So without further ado, here is our interview!
Hi Jewels! Thank you so much for sitting down with us. For our first question, we like to give you the floor to tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello! Thanks so much for having me. I’m 22 years old. I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina! I love writing, mixing, and mastering my own music! I grew up singing in church practicing song covers and that ultimately led me to want to become an artist of my own.
Your EP, Galaxy Baby, was released last week! How does it feel to finally have it out into the world?
Honestly, I’m super excited for what’s to come with this release! It’s a new sound coming from me for my listeners and a side of me I’ve been wanting to show for some time now. I feel super blessed to have received this amount of support while presenting a brand new sound in comparison to my last project!
You have a very eclectic musical sound. How important was it for you to showcase this unique sound?
It was extremely important to me that I released this set of six songs to my audience because I want to be known for coming for many genres and mastering them in the way of “Jewels”.
’SXY Bikini’ is first up on the EP and it is a cool song that really showcases your eclectic taste. How much of the production process were you involved in and what is something you learned while working on this EP?
I actually recorded, mixed & mastered ‘SXY BIKINI’ myself! In the process of making this EP, I realized how fun my workplace really is when I genuinely just let loose and let everything flow naturally!
TikTok has been a staple in your career so far. What is your favorite part about the app?
What I love most about TikTok is the people! This app is very special to me. I feel way more connected to my audience on their platform. Everyone is so open and vocal on the app and the reach you can experience in such a short amount of time is insane!
We always find the behind-the-scenes process of songwriting so fascinating. What is your preferred way to write? Do you like writing alone or with a group of people in the studio?
So with Galaxy Baby, I created both ways for the first time ever! Before this project, it was 100% me writing, recording, mixing & mastering myself. I think I will always prefer to be alone because I feel as though I will never fully express myself fluidly to a team like I would making a song from my bedroom. For this to have been my first time working with a team I would love to tap in & do it again. It was an amazing growth experience for me.
What does Galaxy Baby mean to you?
I keep getting asked what is Galaxy Baby. I have come to realize that I am galaxy baby. Galaxy baby represents someone so different, original & daring. Someone who sticks out like a sore thumb but has so much to offer. As an artist & as a person in general I feel like I am mentally all over the place but I somehow created a structure to to bring all of my different sounds & emotions out of one body.
We are low-key obsessed with your song, ‘Song 4 U.’ It is one of the slower songs on the EP that you have placed last. Was there a reason why you wanted to leave the audience with that song at the end?
Yes! I love ‘Song 4 U’ as well! I just feel like the song is super sweet and pretty and just a different but fitting vibe in comparison to the rest of the project. I wanted to add ‘Song 4 U’ as an outro because believe it or not it was not supposed to make this project!
On the topic of the order of the tracks on Galaxy Baby. Take us through your process of choosing which song goes where on the EP.
Honestly when selecting the order of the songs, my team and I really just listen for a vibe. Focusing on what sounds pleasing to the ear back to back.
Is there anything else you would like the THP readers to know about you?
I will be dropping visuals to every song on the project and they are all coming VERY soon!
Make sure you stream Galaxy Baby here.
How incredible was that interview? We absolutely adore Jewels and cannot wait to see what visuals she will be dropping next!
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