Alternative pop singer-songwriter Jack DeNicola recently took the time to chat with us about his new single “Showtime”. “Showtime” (listen below) will be part of the soon to be released album trilogy from DeNicola. The album trilogy will be inspired by the likes of Kid Cudi, The Weeknd, Pink Floyd and The Who.
Here’s what Jack DeNicola had to say about his new single and many other things.
Talk a little bit about what we can expect from this new single “Showtime”
Absolutely. “Showtime” is the first single from my new project arriving later this spring. It serves as an introduction for myself as the storyteller of the album. Within the song, I am welcoming everyone to “The Show”, or the storyline I’m incorporating into my music moving forward. I can’t say much, but I’m excited to share what I have up my sleeve for 2021.
There are a lot of trends happening in music right now. What do you think about genre-bending?
To me, genre-bending is amazing and misunderstood. There are too many similar artists within each genre, so why not create “new” ones? In today’s music, it’s hard to make something people haven’t already heard. Every chord progression has already been thought of to some extent. I believe combining ideas from different styles gives you a greater chance at finding a unique sound. Artists like Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Kid Cudi have done a good job at this. I consider myself to be genre-less cause I’m more about the emotion of songs than what genres it might fall into.
When do you know you have a special song?
Hearing the playback in the studio for sure. I usually have no confidence in my songs until I record them. I sort of just know when I made a special song. The best is hearing the playback and seeing everyone in the studio’s reactions. That’s another way I can tell.
What have been the biggest learning experiences for you as an artist in
the last few years?
One of the biggest things I’ve learned so far about being an artist has nothing to do with the music at all. The music industry is just another business and being as professional as possible is key. It’s important to respect the time and effort of the people you work with so good relationships with producers, artists, and others can be maintained. Compensate people for their services and don’t just expect anyone to give you handouts. Educating yourself on music business in general can be very valuable to independent artists. That’s the best advice I could give to anyone looking to get better in this profession.
When people listen to Jack DeNicola, what are you hoping they get out of
When people listen to me, I hope they can find solace, inspiration, and the motivation to power through adversity. Life has changed so drastically over the past year. I know how much It’s taken a toll on myself, as well as others around me. I want to show my audience that they aren’t alone if they feel the way I do. Some people become doctors, others become teachers. Making music is just my way of making the world a better place.
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