Today we are sharing the exlcusive interview of James Brodie y which you will get to know a lot of things about him and his music. So, here we go;
Read James Brodie Interview
Q: First of all we want to say welcome to you.
JGB: Hi there. Thanks for having me.
Q: How did you come into music industry?
JGB: To be honest with you I don’t remember. I’ve been performing since I was a child whether it be with acting or with music so I don’t really remember a time where I was not doing something in regards to performing or being in the entertainment industry. Sounds odd I know, but that’s how it is.
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
JGB: There have been many inspirations for my music, and the boys I play with in the studio really influence me as well. The music is made in partnership and comes to life very organically. But some of my biggest influences right now include U2, Midnight Oil, REM, and Shihad (known as Pacifier in the USA) to name a few.
Q: What is the name of your debut song?
JGB: We’ve released 2 instrumentals from the new album MOTIONS (June 26th on CD). These are called Ascending and Spectrums. The first proper singles that are planned for release are Bridge and Night and Day. They’re all very unique songs for Ivy Blue for their own reasons and I can’t wait for people to hear them. Lyrically I open they count.
Q: Say something about your musical journey?
JGB: Going into this album was very difficult for me. I have had a couple of very close calls with my health (I am currently on a clean slate of health, but this was not the case when we started looking at doing Motions last year), and after a particularly bad one I knew that lyrically I had to make this count. The ideas of experience and in some ways the fight of your life (and death to a degree) were always going to be subjects of MOTIONS. I just didn’t expect to be such an expert on any of those subjects if we’re being honest.
Q: Who helped you most in your journey?
JGB: That’s a difficult one. I don’t think any one person has helped me in my journey, but the people I work with as a collective and the way we work is what I think is the biggest way that we’ve helped each other not on our own musical journey, but on the journeys we live through life.
Q: Who gave you pieces of advice?
JGB: Again- I think that there’s not one sole person who’s given me the best advice in the world
Q: What do you do now a days?
JGB: Right now I’m studying a bachelor of Media Arts while continuing to make music and tour where-ever possible.
Q: Let us know something about your future projects
JGB: I’ve got a book coming out in September about my life, my music, my other endeavors, and my battles with mental health. Ivy Blue’s 8th album MOTIONS comes out on CD in June and in digital format sometime after that. And I’ll be touring very extensively over the next couple of years around the world on The Grand Circles Tour. It’s going to be a full-on couple of years but I’m looking forward to it.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
JGB: Thank you so much for everything you’ve given me through supporting my music. I’m looking forward to growing old alongside you and I can’t wait to bring the party to you on The Grand Circles Tour over the next couple of years.
Q: Any message for new artist?
JGB: Enjoy the little things. They make the big things even better. And while you’re enjoying the little things- make great music. Make great mistakes. Make great art.
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