When did you start writing your own music?
As soon as I could. I think I wrote my first ever song when I was like 6/7?
What music were you exposed to when you were younger?
All of it. There’s nothing I wasn’t exposed to. It’s hard to explain why but my dad's a DJ and he’d spin some crazy shit – Frank Sinatra, etc. My brothers both listened to mad music. As my brother went through his teenage phases, we all had to listen to whatever he listened to.
How did you develop JGrrey, both the name and the persona of yourself as an artist?
I haven’t developed it really. It’s just a nickname that stuck. I don’t really have a separate artist persona – I’m just me.
I’m sure it takes a while to build up your confidence as a singer ?
Yeah, I’m still working on it now. I’m not the most confident of people when I’m alone, but when I’m with my friends, I’m more comfortable. Luckily, my band is made up of friends.
How do you perceive music? Also, do you have an idol you look up to?
I love all music. Music can make me feel so many different emotions just in, like, 3 minutes. It’s magic! I’m musically inspired by many different people but I wouldn’t call them idols; my only idols are my parents.
"People allow themselves to become untouchable and create this persona of ‘celebrity’ or ‘fame’ that’s when you become that person. Speak to me whenever or wherever I won’t mind."
You dropped « Growing » lately. I wondered if that’s influenced by your background?
Massively. It's parts of me I don’t talk about. It’s funny – most the things I write about I would never talk to anyone about.
How was your Adidas journey ?
Cool as fuck. They support me in whatever I do and take good care of me with whatever I need. I appreciate them.
Do you see a point in time when you are no longer anonymous? Is that something you’re planning for or thinking about?
Haha no. People allow themselves to become untouchable and create this persona of ‘celebrity’ or ‘fame’ that’s when you become that person. Speak to me whenever or wherever, I won’t mind.
Considering that you have released some songs this year, can we expect an album soon?
That would be telling!
Are you interested in fashion ? Do you feel like it’s a requisite step for a singer ?
Depends what kind of artist you want to be. These days it’s all about fashion and what you have materialistically but I don’t want to be a pop star, so what does it matter how I look? Just listen to my music.