Share it Please
[Q]: First off, congratulations on your EP and single "Push It". Please tell us about the EP and single.
Jessie Malakouti answers [A]: Thank you very much. I'm excited that the ep is available for everyone. It has some awesome remixes of "Push It" by some of my favorite DJ's. I also put "Valentine" on it, which is one of my favorite songs I've ever written. We went really 80's freestyle with the track. I love the throw-back vibe.
[Q]: Which song took the longest to complete? Why?
[A]: Push it was a gradual process. I think I have about 9 versions of it on my computer. I knew it had a magic about it the very first day we recorded it, but it took a minute to fine tune. Yelawolf added a missing element to the song as well.
[Q]: To what extent can we hear UK-influence in your music? An example please...
[A]: When I would travel to the UK and other European countries for songwriting trips, I discovered sounds like dubstep. I put out a dubstep single independently in 2008 called "Outsider". Once I actually moved to the UK I became even more transfixed with the genre. I emerged myself in electro/dubstep culture and then dialed it back to keep it pop. You can hear little dubstep wabbles in songs like Push It and Valentine... and Dub grooves in songs like "Flash Back" on my album.
[Q]: When creating a track, do you have a set theme and pre-written lyrics, or do you start with an idea or the music first?
[A]: There really isn't a formula. Sometimes it will start with a title I have in my notebook, other times with a melody in my head... and then there are times I hear a track that inspires the whole song.
[Q]: Are there (still) goals you want to reach as an artist?
[A]: Of course. This is only the very beginning of my journey. I feel like the world is at my finger tips, I have so many goals. Watching the Grammy Awards last night was inspiring. I really look forward to having budgets to do the kinds of things I envision doing with my live show.
[Q]: Recently, what is a typical day like for you?
[A]: A dream. Recently I have been having one long dream.
[Q]: Final words?
[A]: Just want to say thank you so much to everyone for the support! Push it is out on itunes and other digital stores, and I hope you enjoy it!