Swedish born, London based artist JANOS talks with TMI about his Energetic New Single Entitled ‘Zero’

Hey Janos, So excited to be chatting with you 🙂 What inspired you to pursue music?

I guess it started with learning to play guitar and write songs, just being able to show other people where Im coming from, what I think and how I see life.Maybe its super narcissistic but its such a huuuge buzz to play in front of people and always challenging yourself to become better at it. Deep down its probably validation and all that, but I like to think its just a drive to give what I get from listening to others music!

How would you describe your musical style?

I like to think my music is kinda fluent, not down with genres and classifications, whatever grooves and moves on some level, but I løøve the energy of Punk, the soulfulness of Rnb and timeless melodies in really solid Pop so Maybe Pop, punk soul?

What artists do you look up to right now?

Right now theres soooo much good music out there! At the moment im totally in Love with Anderson Paaks latest album, as well as Erik Lundin ( Swedish Rapper ), but in general Im super into Bon Iver, Bruno Mars, The 1975 and Tallest man on earth.

Did you have a “break out” song that started things for you with your followers?

I never really had a plan releasing music until now, as I been trying to find a sound as well as my voice as an artist so I basically been writing, recording on a roll for a while. I think I nailed it pretty well on ZERO so I hope people can relate to my vibe there :), but I guess NONSTOP was the game changer. It took like 5 minutes to write but I get loads of love for it, and especially Live it seems to be a fan favourite!

Does your fanbase have a name yet?

J-birds?

How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?

Just love me, I got loads of love to give! 😀 Hope u like my stuff, I go hard to put myself into the songs so if u dig it thats sweet!

What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?

Its all a bit crazy to be playing music in front of people so I guess every gig is crazy, cant really say 😀 Probably gonna be more as 2019 is rollin on!

What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?

Tinder :D, nah Insta and Fb atm, cant be bothered with snap.

You just released your powerful new single “Zero” and its gotten an amazing reaction from your supporters!! What has been your thought on the success of your new single?

I never really rank my songs but I love that people are down with it as it was super important for me to write it and get it out. I guess happiness and gratitude are my go-to thoughts…

Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?

Yeah I got another single coming out soon, recording it as we speak, its called HOME and I think its gonna be suuuuuuper cool! Already sounds totally mad!

But yeah we got a couple of live sessions, SOFAR gigs and summer dates coming up, and business as usual we play all over Norway, Sweden and hopefully some London dates too this Spring!

What goals have you set out for yourself in your career and in your personal life?

Stay true, don’t compromise on your beliefs but be open to inspiration. My goal is to play music forever, getting bigger, better and bolder, so my goal for 2019 is basically to put out as much music as possible ( going for 1 song a month ish ) and break the bank for gigs!

What has been your biggest accomplishment in your career so far?

Playing loads of cool venues like Troubadour, Camden Assembly and Sticky Fingers was cool, selling out venues in Oslo was pretty mad too. I never really stop to look back so I might have to recap on this one 🙂

Do you have any last things you want to tell your fans?

You listening and vibin to my music means so much to me I cant begin to say! 🙂 Gonna keep on keepin on and hopefully u like whats coming out next!

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