At present, songwriter/filmmaker J Motor is absolutely killing it. His recent success with original track – and a remix – of his single “Jungle Daze” was only a slight precursor to the reaction to his new music video for “Meet In The Sky”. It’s a feel good track with its poppy punches, exaggerated even more so by the upbeat movements of the dancers in the video. A multi-talented individual, you can see aspects of his personality in every facet of the work that he does. And we’re happy to know that for a fact, since we got to speak with him about everything that’s happening right now.
Impose, meet J Motor.
What was the first song or album you remember listening to, and who introduced it to you?
One of the first albums was Led Zeppelin. The record was tucked away in my Dads collection.
Was there a defining moment when you realized you wanted to pursue music in your life?
There was this moment when I was like 9 years old, but that was more like a kid dream to be like MJ as I’m sure everyone at that age wanted to be like him. But it really hit me at 17. A very clear vision I never gave up on and look back and remember.
You are credited as both a songwriter and a filmmaker. Which of the two do you hold closest to your heart?
This has always been a battle for me, never knowing what I love more. Over time they kind of became one and it comes down to timing. Some how it all works together. “everything in its right place”
Your track “Jungle Daze” was featured on MTV’s The Challenge. What was that experience like for you?
At first I was so stoked and when it help push “Jungle Daze” up the Spotify viral charts, I knew it would be a big opportunity for me.
You JUST released your new video for “Meet In The Sky”. Where did the artistic idea for that video come from?
Any fun anecdotes from production?
I really wanted to do a performances video and try something new. We wanted the clip to be raw and real, something to connect with all ages. My teams so funny so lots of moments. I had this little spray bottle of water to keep my hair wet and in between takes I would pull it out and use it. haha. It was funny because it sounded like a geek spraying his ventolin puffer, everyone would laugh right before the camera rolled.
In that same vein, what’s your writing process like? Is there some place you like to be, or an atmosphere you like to achieve while you’re writing?
Over time I tend to go deeper and deeper with my lyrics. “Meet In The Sky” is a bit more pop but has a deeper meaning as always, but my work to come will really push that lyrical content. I like to use life as my references.
I hear time and time again how people in the entertainment industry are hesitant to work together, for fear of their ideas being taken. What is your opinion on collaboration in the artistic sphere?
I love collaborating with people. I think it’s easy for me because I like to sit back and wait for the right moment to add my flavour. Nine times out of ten it pays off.
How do you intend to impact the music industry at large? Do you have a big idea of how you’d like to approach your career?
I really want to make a differences and in this point of time I just need to keep doing my thing and building my name as an artist. I can’t wait till I get to the point I can envision for myself. Most important thing is to stay true to yourself and be humble.
Who is your favorite superhero, and why?
Batman haha I even have a tattoo of the Tim Burton Batman symbol. I see it more as a Bruce Wayne respect; behind close doors he cares about making a differences, but as Bruce he needs to hide that and be something he’s not. I respect that. Less talk more action.
Who would you collaborate with if you could, and what would you create together?
I would love to work with the Gorillaz camp. Would love to get in the studio and mash up some sounds and push the boundaries.