Jon Bellion is an upcoming musician and singer from Long Island, New York. When we first checked out Jon’s unique and commercial sound of music we were really keen to interview him so that we could share his music, interests and experiences with you. Read on to find out about which modern day artists Jon is inspired by, what he’s currently working on and what motivates him to pursue a career in the music industry.
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?
My music is a big ball of what the heck! I honestly have no genre, no lane, no anything… I’m just making music and having fun and that’s all I can ask for…. God has blessed me with a desire to make all kinds of music…. so that’s what I shall do!
Q: What is your musical background?
I have none! One day I walked downstairs and kinda just started playing my family’s piano. I think I was 6? I was born with this thing called perfect pitch (or so they say) where I can just hear stuff and play it – I don’t know how to read sheet music or notes at all!
Q: Who inspires you musically?
Kanye West, Coldplay, John Mayer, ANDRE 3000!! And like a million other people! I’ve been on an owl city kick lately… they’ve been treating me well lol
Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
I feel like there are too many people to mention in the last 3 questions! I want to work with and make music with so many people!
Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment?
I don’t have an iPod I buy full CDs and put them in the 6 CD changer in my car haha
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
Eh who knows….. I honestly don’t even know what I’m going to create tomorrow lol ALOT of stuff I get comes from the shower…. I think it’s my moms shampoo…. it’s like fruity and like mind clearing and incredible smelling…. yeah …. it’s that.
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
Tough question! I think in todays age its a TAD more melody? Cuz the crap lyrics on the radio are so incredibly mind blowingly simple but the melodies are hella strong.
Q: Where are you based?
Long Island New York….. But I’m more in Manhattan lately for writing and production jobs…. traveling is where it’s at!
Q: What are you currently working on?
Who knows lol I started a mixtape the other day and the intro is so gravy! But maybe I’ll make it a single? Who knows! I love having control over all my music because I do every aspect of it…. I answer to no one what I do with my music
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
Hmm ….. the past couple of weeks I’ve been having meetings with people I’ve looked up to my whole life…. it’s amazing to be in front of your heroes and big wigs you’ve only read about… to hear them offer you things and like what you do it’s so humbling!
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
Ummmm…. if anyone’s even reading this…. just know …that I DON’T KNOW! I have no idea if I’ll even wake up tomorrow let alone my MASTER MUSICAL PLAN lol I’m taking it day-by-day and loving life….. I smile I breathe and I laugh in the studio… it’s where I’m home…. and I’ll forever be in there creating…. that’s literally it BEAUTIFUL MIND!
Editor’s Note: Jon Bellion is a creative artist and individual who has created some really appealing tracks. Definitely one of Song Revelations musicians to watch for 2012 and beyond!
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