How excited are you that your new single is finally out into the world?
I’m extremely excited and happy that I finally shared my first single with the World. I’ve gotten great feedback and comments about the song and the music and lyric video, so I’m really happy to hear of the great success of the song. I’m very happy to also announce that my second single, Ask Me Why I Cry, is now on all platforms as well as a lyric video VEVO, following a music video towards the end of the month of December.
Where did the inspiration for the song come from?
The inspiration for my song, Let Me In, actually came from someone very special in my life and a previous relationship experience. Some inspiration came from my brother, his name is Arizona, he’s autistic. He was the one that truly inspired me to write the song. During Arizona’s early years, the most difficult challenge for my family was identifying what he wanted, his needs, and assisting him in expressing his needs. For example, Arizona’s face might show that he’s happy, but he may be sad inside. My song asks Arizona to let me into his world and not to be afraid. The second story is shown in the music video about a boy that I liked who ended the relationship way too soon and never told me why. I created a scenario around why he walked away from our relationship without telling me a reason. My music video shows that my almost to be boyfriend had an abusive father that drank a bit too much and the parents always got into fights. I try to tell the boy that he doesn’t have to hide his feelings from me, he can open up to me and not be afraid to show me his pain, because I care about him and I am there for him. I feel that many people that listen to my music can relate with their own stories and they should not be afraid to open up to the people who are trying to help them.
Any fun moments while creating/recording the song?
I remember when my co-writer, Dylan Emmet and I just finished writing the song over Skype. I called my mom right after the session, screaming “Mom, Mom, you have to listen to this song me and Dylan came up with.” Then she started jamming to it herself. That night she couldn’t stop asking me to play it. But it was embarrassing when we went shopping after the session and she started full out dancing to the right in the middle of the store. The following week we were in Dylan’s studio, recording it. For most of the background sounds and other background voices, Dylan was playing around with his computer and came up with the cool sounds and anytime he created something I was like, “Yes, add it into the song.”
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
I hope they truly love it. I also hope that they learn and listen closely to what I’m saying in the song, as well as the lyrics and music video. I hope that my supporters can relate and have similar stories that they can open up and try to let someone into their lives that’s struggling or having a hard time.
What’s the process of writing one of your songs?
Well most of the time when I write a song by myself or with a co-writer, I have to know what I’m writing about. Most of the time I get inspiration from books, things around me, my perspective of the World and events happening in the World, or things that happen in my life. Then, when I have an idea or when the song is fully written, I hop on a call with another writer to look and talk it over because you never know, they may have a second opinion on it. That usually takes between 4-6 hours. We usually start coming up with a small basic melody that I can go by to practice from before the recording session. Then I head to the recording studio and that takes about 8 hours. Then we do mixing and mastering and that takes about 4 hours. Then, we created a masterpiece.
Where did your love of music come from?
My parents grew my brothers and I up listening to songs way before the 2000’s. So that was definitely when I realized all the different music and genres, that definitely opened me up to listen to different styles. But music definitely caught on to me when my brother Arizona, started teaching himself how to play the piano. That’s when I realized that this is why I want to do music, so I can teach my brother, that has a huge passion to learn music and so I can communicate through my music with other people.
Will there be a music video for your new single?
The music video for Let Me In is currently on VEVO and as well as the lyric video. The lyric video and music for my second song, Ask Me Why I Cry. The lyric video for my third song, Reckless, is currently on VEVO with a music video coming on in May.
Any other fun projects in the works you can tell us about?
Yes, I’m very excited for everyone to see the music video for my newest single, Reckless. It will have a bit of a twist in genre. It will be a bit more pop than indie this time. I’m also currently traveling between Atlanta and Rhode Island because I am filming a TV series called 2Real4U, that has recently been added to Amazon Prime and has recently been selected to be a part of a couple film festivals. I’m also looking forward to releasing a fourth single very soon.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
I would definitely say, keep an eye out for the music video for Reckless coming out in May and my next single coming out very soon and I look forward to a great year of more opportunities and surprises to come, so keep an eye out! Stay connected with me on all of my social media! Also remember to stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands!
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Official Website – https://www.montanajacobowitz.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/montanajacobowitz/
VEVO Music Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQWiaem1dP-6rZu5R_Uu3A
YouTube Vlogging Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtebzRAhr1myxU7PWzk303g
FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/IAmMontanaJ/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/IAmMontanaJ
TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@iammontanaj