Meet JayHonest a Canada based music artiste who has been making waves in the music industry. Today JayHonest is putting his brand out there. We at HONK met up with Jayhonest to discuss about his beginnings in an Interview.
Rapper JayHonest was born Jordan Jason Poirier Whelan in Ottawa, Canada, 1994 at CHEO the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Jay’s surroundings weren’t exactly the easiest for a child, from his mother being ill and in bed for 5 years, his real father in and out of his life & overachieving sister, he grew up alone. Interested in music from his early childhood, Honest was writing lyrics by the time he was only 6 and eventually took on music as a full time career. At the age of 15years, Honest played his first concert at Ottawa’s 1st CapCityShowdown at City Night Club, being the only contestant to get an encore from the crown. His energy on stage and in his music are very versatile as he can make music of many genres.
- Tell us who you are, where you’re from and what you do for a living?
My Name Is Jordan, I Go By Jay Honest, CEO/Manager & Recording Artist At Canadian Label HONESTGANG. I Help Artists Start Off Their Careers & Achieve Their Dreams, Goal By Goal!!
- Tell us your story from before the music, when did it all start?
Growing up, I had a pretty traumatic childhood, filled with abuse, fake love, no support & false hope. As such I made it my mission to give myself a voice, so maybe one day, my pain can help someone else in life.
- What were the struggles you faced trying to get your music out there in the beginning?
I would have to say not having parents or support would be the biggest struggle as well as being from Canada, in the capital, there isn’t much support for music, and when you excel (and don’t stick around the underground scene) you get shunned, learning to stop caring about my city & focusing on the USA and Europe really helped kickstart my career!
- Which song was that one?
hmmm. That Song would have to be New Year , It wasn’t my first song, or my favourite song by far, but it was my first single to gain major attention and hit over 100000 Wich was a big milestone for me for a long time, and because of New Year, my previous YouTube single ‘’The Call’ hit its 100000 milestone as well!
The Song to push my career to bigger faces would have to be ‘’Superstar’’ prod by ForeignGotEm
- When it blew up what was the first thing you thought?
When it first blew up, I just knew I could do better and made a promise that in 2020 I would go 10x harder. I just want more!!
- Do you collaborate with artists that you listen to?
Well I mostly listen to mainstream artists such as Rich The Kid, Tyga & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, but there are a few collaborations ive done who’s music I love, such as Arty Warhol & Josef
- How many artists have you collaborated with so far?
Ive only collaborated with 4 artists so far being Arty Warhol, OT Benzz, Papi AQ & Shiloh Dynasty, but I have over 10 New artist collaborations on the way in 2020 such as Sheddy Empire, Tribe Mafia & Breanna Marin to name a few 🙂
- How big is your team?
I manage 15 clients as of March , but my team is very minimal when it comes to helping me, I do my own mixing, mastering, promotion, promotion, artworks, video directing, tour management , you name it I learn how to do it, and do it 🙂 that’s one of my passions.
- What is the best part of doing what you’re doing and what’s the part you hate most?
What I love most is I have 7 days a week to plan out what I want to do, being able to wakeup anytime you want and hit record, is a beautiful feeling and makes for some of the best music. I also never really miss an opportunity. Id say the one thing I hate most is its quite a lonely life, as most of my clients and relationships are online, not many are in person, and the bigger you get, just makes you that much more careful of who you let in.
10 Are you addicted to something? And what would that be?
Coming from addictions id say no, but knowing myself, id say one thing im addicted to is success
Over time ive grown addicted to the growth. Seeing fans expressions when I drop a meaningful song, such as my debut album , it was amazing to see people connecting with my music, and it always makes me want more 🙂
Ezra Brooks – “Leaving”
Canadian pop artist and songwriter Ezra Brooks share his new single called “Leaving”. As much as the sound shines, the vocals shine through even more with the infectious energy in the approach, taking over in a major way to bring the writing that is packed with substance to life, to make us fall in love and live in this party they created for us.
Ezra Brooks’s “Leaving” is the ultimate jam that you will want to keep on repeat for the time to come. Having an amazing sound that lets you feel on top of the world, as the magic in the music makes you hope the song never ends. Hit play now and enjoy your new favorite song crafted by this must-hear collective.
Listen to Ezra Brooks – “Leaving”
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Discovering ‘Calling Out’ Anjalts Tinkering Piano Ballad
Noise-canceling headphones on, and it’s onto another round of new music Friday, scrolling and listening from all genres coming through the streaming platforms. A litmus test to the senses and one song stood out with an uncanny magical effect to hit repeat. The song is ‘Calling Out’ by multi-talent wunderkind Anjalts, an emerging super-shy artist I had the pleasure of meeting about a year ago when she released ‘Somewhere in the Sky’ and a bunch of other super releases. But this soft ballad of a quiet tinkering piano pulsates like a heartbeat against the thunder and raindrops lingering in the background filling up my headphones with sounds that immerse your noisy brain to just sit back, relax and let it in. Feel the prana flowing in like eternal sunshine of bliss, except it’s a rainy thundering rainforest feels and Anjalts celestial voice calling out from afar. It’s an intimate ballad right from the start. The effects composed by this rising star fuse a very different approach in a neo-pop psychedelic arrangement of atmospheric serenity not felt in a long time. And it just keeps getting better. ‘
Calling Out’ is reshaping the way mixes are done to inspire the senses instead of turning up the volume of the boom in our ears to the point of deafening effects. Anjalts is an eco-aware artist/songwriter that exudes nature into what she creates with a consciousness of reminding us of the bigger picture, challenging our humanity as caregivers of the earth to do better. And why not? Isn’t that what art is supposed to do?
Lyrically the song talks about time. Speaking to the artist on the phone, she had me wondering and getting all philosophical because it’s hard not to, especially when you listen to her soft voice asking you a riddle like “what is the real wealth we as humans have?” I said my paycheck on Fridays *wink~ And the answer is Time! The choices we make in that little time-space are key. Her songwriting in verse one resonates:
Is all we have again
I want to run away with you
Do you think we’ll make it through?
Is all we have left
I couldn’t see what you were going through
I wish it was me and not you
Calling Out, Calling out to you
Anjali’s music is like a therapeutic outlet especially in learning about the struggles faced by young people today regarding depression and suicide rates impacting their daily lives. I do try ‘not’ to watch the news. Still, every time I peak on my smartphone slide over to see what’s up. It is not complicated to understand the extraordinary challenges youngsters confront today, which probably weren’t there 20 years ago.
‘Calling Out’ is magically uncomplicated and empowering. It’s a shout-out to start the dialogue of facing these hardships, and maybe we have to begin resetting our noisy brains back to nature. A reminder from a down-to-earth artist breaking the mould for young people and what kind of future is in store for them. It’s an artist growing too in a chaotic time where escapism to deafening sounds seems easier than listening to the birds in the trees or the rain droplets on a rooftop. Eventually, the noise, the hype, and the lights died down, and there is only one more click to the next song in my headphone. And in the distance, a tinkering piano improvisation of unpredictable sounds and a soft ethereal Anjalts voice ‘Calling Out’ to you. Like a reset button to calm focus and subtle awareness. Like a breath of fresh air.
Listen to “Calling Out”
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Official Website: https://anjalts.com
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