Interview: "No Love" - Jeyaia
The vibes of your new single “No Love” are unmatched, I am obsessed! Can you share the story behind this track and a glimpse into the writing process?
Jeyaia: Thank you so much, I appreciate that! I wrote 'No Love' back in 2019, inspired by a connection I was in at the time. I had this feeling inside that needed to burst out of me, and the lyrics and melody were the avenue for that story to leave my body. The song describes those relationships where everything starts amazingly, the attraction is undeniable... but then all our inner securities start to get triggered, and we watch as the connection crumbles around us, due to our own fears. My favourite lyrics in the song are "I've forgotten how to breathe" as that was the feeling inside that I wanted to let go of and heal, through the music.
When was music first introduced into your life? Was it something you always knew you wanted to pursue or did the realization come later in life?
Jeyaia: I had music playing all around me when I was still in the womb. Both of my parents were in a blues band while I was growing up, and music has always been my everything. It's the air I breathe. We also spent a lot of time at my nan & pop's house where they would play all the jazz greats on the vinyls. That's when I fell in love with Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald. I always wanted my life to revolve around music, but for a long time I didn't think I had any musical "talent". My original music is the result of me evolving into my own self-discovery and expressing my truth, as a woman, a soul, an artist.
I am a huge concert buff, so I always love to ask this question...what is the best concert you’ve ever been to? And is there an artist you hope to see perform live that you haven’t gotten around to yet?
Jeyaia: I am dying to see Cleo Sol and Pip Millett in concert! I really enjoy small intimate performances like the Sofar events. As for the best concert, I've seen Mariah Carey in concert 4 times, as she was probably the largest influence of my childhood and a huge inspiration for me vocally. As a child, I used to sing her songs on repeat to practice her riffs and crazy octave changes!
Is there a song out there you wish you’d written? Like every time you listen to it you think, man, why didn’t I think of that first?
Jeyaia: Ooooh good question... I mean, I would have loved to written and performed 'Promises' by Cleo Sol, but it's her energy, her unique expression that makes the song; so likewise, I would have written it differently anyway hehe. That's the thing about music; each song is a manifestation of our unique frequency, which can never be copied. Also Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing' is one of the greatest songs ever, in my opinion.
What do you think you’d be doing if you weren’t pursuing music?
Jeyaia: Not possible! Ha, I wouldn't be on this planet. However, my second greatest love is spirituality & mindset, and I'm an energetic alchemist and psychic intuitive channeller so that plays a huge role in my life. I help awakened souls with big dreams to awaken their psychic abilities and superhuman healing & manifestation powers. I love it!!
Anything else planned for this year that you can share?! After these last couple releases, I can’t wait to hear more! :)
Jeyaia: Thank you so much! Yesss, I have some spicy releases upcoming! My next release is a very exciting collaboration with an incredible producer, followed by more of my originals... watch this space!
Interviewed By Sarah Curry