Photo Credit: Gioco
Hey Janette!! How did you get started in the music business?
Hey! I started in the music business at 18 years old, singing backup vocals for a Vancouver band called “The Boom Booms”. I was in the band for about 2 years, we toured the usa and into mexico. It was a great experience.
What inspired you to start releasing your own music?
I ‘ve been writing music since I was 11 years old. I always saw it as a way to express the things that I found uncomfortable to express otherwise. I guess I’ve always wanted to be a performer in my own right and I think being surrounded by such talented artists that were doing there own thing was my inspiration. I looked up to artists like Dr. Watson, Sophia Danai, Tonye and Erica Dee from Vancouver. on top of that, I have always loved Whitney Houston and have always wanted to be a great singer like her.
How would you describe your musical style as an artist?
I would say that my music is a cross between alternative electronic pop and RnB. I love to make people move their bodies but also engage their heart centers.
What artists do you look up to right now?
Apart from the artists I already mentioned, I look up to Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis, Solange, Kelela, SZA and Charlotte Day Wilson.
The music video for your latest single “Starlight” was just released and looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Any fun moments while on set?
Yes, it was truly a blast to create. I feel like the whole day was way too much fun. haha. It truly didn’t feel like we were filming a music video or doing work. It felt like we were just being ourselves in a normal day together. The lovely humans in the video and I are part of a collective called “ The Crystal Light Collective” and every moment we spend together feels like fun. Also, my partner, Gioco, was the videographer for the whole video. We are always goofy together and laugh a lot. The whole day was truly a dream.
How did the idea for the music video come about?
From the moment I heard the finished song I always imagined using sheets, textures and lights for the music video. Because I feel like this song teeters on the spectrum between soft, sexy and dancey, I really wanted human bodys to be a part of the music video. Human bodies dancing and being close on a bed of sheets or under sheets to symbolize intimacy. I’m so lucky to have had my collective be those human bodies because every single one of them brought life to this video in such different ways. We are already loving towards each other so it didn’t feel awkward at all!
You also just released your new EP!! How excited are you for this project to be finally be out in the world?
Yes, I am SO excited. This EP is 2 years in the works, so I couldn’t be happier.
How did the idea for the EP come about?
Most of my songs are truly about Love. All the ways to explore it, loose it and the pain that comes with it. So then I felt like compiling my love songs into an EP titled 143 (i love you) would be fitting! Also, this EP is super dear to my heart. I’ve been working on some of these tracks since 2016 and am beyond excited to share them with the world.
Are there any other fun projects in the works you can tell us about?
There may be a collab in the works between myself and Montreal based artist Maryze. I also have a full length album in the works!
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I want to be honest with my fans. What you see is what you get. I believe in being real at all times.
I think I want my relationship with my fans to be based in honesty!
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
Mostly I use Instagram to connect with my fans! @Janette.King
Where do you see yourself in 5 years in your career and personal life?
In 5 Years I see myself touring the world with my music and creating lasting connections with those that appreciate my songs. <3
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
From the bottom of my heart, Thank You.
Thank you again for doing this interview with us 🙂
Thank you!! 🙂