Interview: "Conflicted" by Jesse Brady
Q: “Conflicted” is such a great, catchy song! What inspired you to write this song?
Jesse: Thank you! It was inspired by indecisiveness, how feelings and knowledge interact, and may pull you in different directions, especially when your head is leading you one way, and your heart another.
Q: I’m such a fan of your lyrics and how you tell a story with your music! Can you share a bit about your songwriting process?
Jesse: Telling a story with my music is something that I strive to do when I write. It's therapeutic for me to write about my experiences or observations, while also aiming to entertain the listener. I try to step into their shoes and see if my song is coming across. I allow the lyrics to inform the melody, and the melody to inform the lyrics. I try to capture a moment or a feeling in a song as truly as I can.
Q: What is your favorite song of all time? You can only pick one!
Jesse: That's a tough question! If I had to pick one, I'd pick "Desperado," by the Eagles.
Q: Who are some of your biggest music influences?
Jesse: Bob Dylan's intuitive songwriting style and unconventional rhymes has always inspired me. Radiohead inspires as well with their emotional sound, and Johnny Cash impresses me with his storytelling.
Q: What made you want to pursue a career in music?
Jesse: I've always loved art, writing, singing, and performing in particular. Writing songs is my way of expressing my feelings and life experiences and sharing them with others.
Q: What’s coming next for you?
Jesse: "Conflicted," was entirely self-produced, but I'm heading into the studio next week to record with actual players, which I'm really excited about. I plan on releasing more music and video content, and performing around Nashville.
Written By Sarah Curry