Q&A WITH JOVAN
Introduce yourself to our readers. What first got you interested in the entertainment industry?
My name is Jovan Marie and I was born in Vallejo, California. I began singing
at a young age. While I noticed early I had a talent and passion, I didn’t think much into the industry itself. I focused on the magic and freedom I heard in every voice on the radio.
Who and/or what inspires you to create?
In my musical journey my mother and my community are the constants. I loved and idolized artists like Prince, Whitney, Mariah and Beyonce. I would be dishonest if I did not mention that
everyone I’ve ever heard from any genre has inspired me to create. My gift inspires me and challenges me as well.
How would you describe your sound?
I am very grateful that I have my own sound. I’m classically trained and have dedicated many years to Christian chorus , worship and solo music. Over the years I focused on diversity. I appreciate the art form itself.
It allowed me to gravitate towards all genres which in turn, helped me to become a versatile artist.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
What was your process in coming up with this song?
For Real Good Love , the lyric content came from the heart. I set up a session with Coe.b out of Los Angeles. I had a 2 hour slot time and my objective was to complete the song in that time. On Passion and Pressure he produced and engineered the song for me at his apartment. I took it home and knocked it out. I was inspired to add some Hip-Hop flavor to the track.
If you could add somebody to the song who would it be and why?
I would only choose Go Head Boy . It would be a woman who empowered to release her anger yet take a humble route. It would be nice if she was from the Bay Area. Or simply Beyonce.
My spirit and experiences shapes all of my expressions. I’m observant and sensitive. I express big. It’s just me.Jovan Marie on how she is influenced
Who is Jovan Marie outside of music ?
Outside of music I’m a mother. A 9 years old girl gift with many talents as well. She sings and creates music. It’s an honor to support and encourage her. I work in hospitality and have educated myself in financial literacy and multiple streams of income and investments.
What’s the craziest thing a fan said to you ?
The craziest thing fan said to me was, “I’ll drink your bath water and wipe myself in your sweat.” They said it would give them my powers (laughs)
I will never stop doing music or performing. It’s in me to thrive off my expression. Longevity in it means life.Jovan Marie
Is there something you would change if you could with your project or song ?
I would always desire a team to assist with perfecting the sound, having more fund and minds involved brings more energy and success to any project.
What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself next year?
I’d like to see investors, a deal with a major label, collabs with up and coming artist and established. More rapports with talented musicians and producers. I want to perform on stages where people come to see me and
other gifted artists.
This is a fun question. If stranded on an island, what 4 things would you have to have ?
I would have to say camping gears, form of communication, protection and food.
What would you tell a person not to do in the music biz ?
Never let your ego get in front of your passion.
STAY IN TOUCH
To stay up to date with Jovan Marie, follow her on Instagram (@4jovanmarie). You can check out her website at www.jovanhoneymarie.com where you can join her mailing list for booking and exclusive information.
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