Interview: Jonas Blue “Shawn Mendes has always been a dream collaboration”

    With over 17 billion global streams and collaborations with artists such as RAYE, JP Cooper, and Why We Don’t We, Jonas Blue is undoubtedly no hack in the music sphere. With 2022 finishing up, Jonas Blue is finishing the year with a mood-lifting euphonious piece, Always Be There, featuring the winner of the twelfth series of X-Factor Louisa Johnson.

    To talk about the song and his plans for 2023, Jonas Blue joined us for a quick interview.

    Firstly, how are you, and how is the music world treating you?

    I’m good thanks – currently had a welcome couple of weeks at home after a substantial time on the road, so it’s been good to catch up with friends and family and be in the studio working on new music

    You’ve recently released your song Always Be There with Louisa Johnson. How did the collab come about, and how did the idea for the song come to light?

    Louisa has such a great voice I’ve always wanted to work with her, we recorded something a few years ago that didn’t come together and this time it was a no brainer as the song needed that big voice for the chorus and she was just perfect for it, the song was something I did a while ago with one of my long time collaborators Sam Romans.

    As the year approaches to conclusion, how would you sum up 2022 from your point of view and what were your most memorable highlights that marked your year?

    2022 has been great, highlights have been returning to play in ibiza after a couple of years with no clubs open, returning to Japan to play Fuji Rock festival and continuing my Vegas residency which has always been a dream of mine.

    With 2023 on the way, are there any sneak peeks you can give us into your projects for the new year?

    I don’t want to give away too much but I am going to start the year with a big new single! So watch this space!

    If you could collaborate with any vocalist or music producer on a song in 2023, who would it be and why?

    Shawn Mendes has always been a dream collaboration, his voice and energy just feels like it would match my music so well.

    Finally, what advice would you give up-and-coming music producers looking to thrive in the music industry?

    Study the craft, put the hours in, watch lots of YouTube tutorials and master class videos, a commitment to learning true production skills will give you the tools you need to deliver in the studio.

    Stream Always Be There on Spotify.

    Modestas Mankus
    Modestas Mankus
    Modestas is the Editor-in-Chief at Our Culture Mag. He regularly delves into modern art, fashion, and photography. Modestas is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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