How would you describe your music?

Metapop.

Tell us about how the history of the project?

Music became my all-consuming passion as a teenager. Over the course of fifteen years, I’ve taught myself how to compose, perform, and sing, and I’ve attained an intermediate level with several instruments. My debut album was produced by Beyoncé collaborator BOOTS; my sophomore record was a sci-fi rock opera about an alien king who comes to Earth in search of his lost queen. I’ve been blessed to perform with many unbelievably gifted musicians, the greatest of which are my current band – I adore those fellows. I’m about to close the first chapter of my career with a stellar, final pop single, slated for release in December. After that, my sound and style will be completely remade and remodelled – into something unlike anything heretofore seen or heard.

What are you influences/ musical heroes?

DC Comics, Marc Bolan, Oscar Wilde, Blade Runner, John Wilmot, Gary Numan, Nineteen Eighty-Four¸ Bo Diddley, Pete Townshend, Jesus of Nazareth, Brian Eno, Martin Luther King, Jr., and The Rolling Stones.

What inspires you?

True love. The kind one dreams of. Heartbreak. The kind one is never relieved of. The future – both as we envisioned it and as it shall come to pass.
Lust. Animal and pure. Hope in the human race. We are halfway between angel and devil, always striving for the former, always tempted by the latter.
Ebullience, as teenagers know it. Pure imagination.

Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?

Writing in my home studio, in solitude, has always proved to be the richest and most rewarding method for me.

What is your favourite song to perform live?

Kurt Riley “Century.” Both for the sociological and the rhythmic content.

What would be your dream tour to be a part of?

Opening for Bryan Ferry across Europe, Oceania, and The United States.

What are you current thoughts on the music industry?

It is an abysmal wasteland, full of cowards and clones; the lowest common denominator writ large, grasping at the last crumbs from a feast long since ended. A new vision is long overdue, and it will be brought to bear by underdogs and outcasts, just as in 1955, 1977, and 1991. They never do learn from history, do they?

What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?

I can’t say I’ve had the pleasure of touring, though I would quite love to.

What are your future plans?

To survive the chrome empire. To be remembered. To make good on the hopes of so many who find that the 21st Century fell far short of our famous prognostications, in any small way I can.

About The Author

Always on the lookout for new music, Jo has an eclectic taste from 80's synth pop to black metal. Music creates many emotions and memories for Jo, using it as a soundtrack to her life. She en devours to absorb music, using it to inspire her creative works.

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