Introducing JPOPD1 And His New Sounds
Hello JPOPD1, Welcome to ABOUT INSIDER!
Who are your biggest influences?
Truthfully, growing up I had too many to count. But I’m going to keep it real, backstreet boys were one of my favorite. I learned how to write lyrics because of them. I used to take the lyrics from the inserts and rewrite them in different orders just to find out that, they figured out the best arrangement for it. It taught me to have patience when creating. Another one of my favorites, definitely Lil Wayne. I have such respect for that dude. HE is the definition of a real artist. most recently, I really enjoy listening to Kevin Gates, Tory Lanez, Drake, Halsey, G Eazy, Jeezy, but then I also have my Latin side, I love Regaaeton and Spanish music in general too like, JBalvin, Maluma, Mariah Angelique, Annuel, etc.
What’s your songwriting process?
It’s not a process at all, and more like finding what’s already there. I believe as an artist we all just reach into ourselves, which is an extension of the universe, and those songs already exist, I like to believe they find us. It’s like the music sees what’s truly in people and chooses who to guide out or into a situation. Through writing it out, singing it, producing it, it’s already there. We are just the vessel for it to make itself known. Maybe it’s too deep, but what you call a process, I call a way of life (religion with oneself per say).
What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far?
I have my confidence, but I’m always willing to learn more from whomever is at a level to teach me something I don’t already know. In other words, don’t listen to people who never did anything. My biggest problem has been to weed through all the lies and fakes. Everyone in this industry pretends to be someone they are not. So, I keep to myself, my fam, and those I consider family. So yeah, just dealing with people with hidden agendas of their own.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
The lack of integrity. Flat out, weed out the fake! I don’t believe in “fake it till you make it”. I’d rather keep it real and watch my supporters grow and mature with the real me.