Getting to know: Jarom

Jarom

Gold Coast based artist Jarom describes himself as the Tequila of the music industry. He combines RnB and Pop to make a tasty margarita of musical goodness.

Boasting the tasty lead track of the SEED album this year, “Chill”, it’s clear Jarom is set for an infectious year of pop bops. We wanted to take some time to chill with him to talk about his infectious music before he hits the stage at QPAC Green Jam Friday 26 April 2019.


If your music was a movie, what kind of movie would it be?

It’s not really a movie, but if you’ve ever watched the TV series ‘Sex Education’, my music would be the soundtrack for Maeve’s storyline.

Your track "Chill" is the opener for our SEED Album Volume 8, what a bop! What was your songwriting/recording process like for "Chill"?

Chill is essentially an anthem for self-care. It was extremely therapeutic to put all my issues on paper, and then reaffirm to myself that it’s okay to take time for myself, to chill my stresses. It took all of 30 minutes to write, and about 3 weeks in different producers hands to get all finished. It’s been tucked up my sleeve for a long time now so I’m glad to finally share it. <3

What advice would you give someone who is experiencing creative block/writer's block?

Oh… my…. goodness. Blocks to creativity are so regular but I’ve come up with a few ways to push through the blocks. My favourite is to pick an artist I’m really into at the moment, and then to pretend I am writing a song specifically for them. It gets your mind thinking differently and almost give you permission to explore areas or topics you generally wouldn’t.

Who is your biggest musical inspiration?

I’m vibin’ on H.E.R, and SZA at the moment. There’s always something so intoxicating about strong female figures that I’ve always gravitated too. I think in relation to being gay, the embrace of feminine energy and duality of being able to be vulnerable and fierce at the same time has always been a valuable trait in my eyes.  Men don’t be afraid to cry… we are all human.

If you weren’t a musician, what do you think you would do instead?

I’d like to think I would be on the business end of the music industry. There’s so much passion I have for music and manifesting that passion into a career, whether it be as a musician, a manager, event co-ordinator. If it’s music, I’m there.

What's in the pipeline for you and your music this year?

I’m on the grind this year, so expect to see me at a lot of venues across south east Queensland. I also will have some cheeky things for you in the near future.

And finally, tell us about something you are obsessed with at the moment? What’s hot in your world right now?

I recently binge watched “Dark Tourist” on Netflix and DAMN! Go check it out for some crazy looks into some of the popular dark tourist destinations.


Catch Jarom performing at the following events:

Friday 26 April - QPAC Green Jam Facebook event

Saturday 13 July - City Sounds, Brisbane

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