There are flashes of promising emerging artists that are cutting through the noise and making a name for themselves. I want to introduce a new act you might not have come across yet. Open your mind, get stuck in, and come meet your new favorite artist J-Zweet.
Meet Joy Morris commonly known as J–Zweet, a 16-year-old songstress, writer, and dancer based in California, US.
J–Zweet is able to write songs with no effort as she creates melodies with ease and her ability to collaborate is a great asset for a developing artist, especially in the creative process. She is always in the studio spending hours brainstorming ideas for new original songs which will prove to be a fresh new sound to the industry. She is greatly inspired by artists like H.E.R, Arianna Grande, and Justin Bieber just to name a few.
She recently released a new single dubbed Synthetic Love is an actual inspiration that came from romance shows that J-Zweet liked to watch. She had to console friends at school who had been dumped by their boyfriends and also experience with fake friends. The song was meant to let people know that they are not alone in these types of relationship situations where they are wronged for thinking a person that they fell in love with or liked had the same amount of love or like for them.
We recently had the opportunity to ask the 16-year-old musical powerhouse songstress some questions about her music, the progression in her music, and her highlights so far.
QUESTION: Kindly introduce yourself, who is J-ZWEET?
J-ZWEET: Hello, I am J-ZWEET an American Recording Artist, Originally from California now residing in Arizona.
QUESTION: Tell us about how you got started as an artist. Do you remember when you discovered that you could sing?
J-ZWEET: When I decided that I wanted to become a music artist, my dad was the one that actually got me started and put me on track to be an artist.
QUESTION: What inspired you to start playing and making music?
J-ZWEET: My dad inspired me to start playing and making music. He was the one who got me started on practicing notes, chords, and songs. Now, I can make melodies, songs, and chords.
QUESTION: What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
J-ZWEET: The fact that I can put my own type of style into music, improvise, and share it with people around the world is the greatest thing in the world. Also, the fact that music can make a change.
QUESTION: How would you describe the music that you typically create?
J-ZWEET: It’s relatable with a good and unique sound to it. A new sound brought to the table.
QUESTION: For our readers who have never heard of your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
J-ZWEET: Catchy, Fun, Flowy, Different, Sultry.
QUESTION: You’re so raw and real in your music and on social media. What gives you the confidence to be that vulnerable with fans and the whole world?
J-ZWEET: There is a quote that I go by and that is “love yourself and they will love you”.
QUESTION: We know that it’s a question you get a lot, but how is it to be a teenager in the music industry?
J-ZWEET: It hits different when you are a teenager with a lot of responsibilities. But it feels good to be an irregular teenager.
QUESTION: Do you think that people treat you differently because you’re younger?
QUESTION: What’s in your opinion the biggest advantage of being young in this industry?
QUESTION: Are you still going to school or are you focusing on music?
J-ZWEET: I am going to school and still focusing on my music as a career.
QUESTION: Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?
J-ZWEET: I like to swim, watch TV, and I also like reading webtoons and different stories. I also like to shop and I love to dance.
QUESTION: What can you tell us about your new song “Synthetic Love”? Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?
J-ZWEET: Yes, there are a few events that happened that made me want to write the song. There were people I thought were my friends but were hating me behind my back. Another event was when I had to console a girl for getting dumped by her boyfriend over text saying: “It’s me, not you” and “I’m just not ready for a relationship”. That’s just to name a few events.
QUESTION: How was it like working with Darrell Morris?
J-ZWEET: It is very fun although, in the beginning, I had a lot to learn about working in the music industry.
QUESTION: How’s the music scene in your locale?
J-ZWEET: Well, I’m only 16 so I don’t get to hang out where the grown-ups hang out.
QUESTION: Who’s your ideal musician to collaborate with and why?
J-ZWEET: I would love to collaborate with Justin Bieber because he is a big inspiration and I think it would open more doors to exploring collaborating with different artists.
QUESTION: What’s the best piece of advice another musician ever gave you?
J-ZWEET: It was to stay humble and stay the course.
QUESTION: What would you do if the audience was reacting negatively or being distracting during your performance?
J-ZWEET: I would perform so good that I would make them love me.
QUESTION: If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, or have a drink with any music producer or artist who would it be and why?
J-ZWEET: I would with Arianna Grande because she is another big inspiration of mine, and I would hope to get some type of guiding advice from her as well and maybe even become a friend. Also, it would be so fun to perform with her.
QUESTION: What strengths do you have that you believe make you a great musician?
J-ZWEET: The discipline to practice daily, love for music, and I’m always open to learn.
QUESTION: How do you balance your music with other obligations?
J-ZWEET: Well even though I have school and homework, I always manage to make time for music in my everyday life.
QUESTION: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
J-ZWEET: “Be yourself and own it daily”.
QUESTION: Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?
J-ZWEET: I would say not to be afraid of being different if you want to accomplish something in life because sometimes being different is the only way that you will make a difference.
QUESTION: When your career is finished, what’s the legacy you’d like to leave in the music industry?
J-ZWEET: A commodity that made a change in the music industry.
QUESTION: What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next five to 10 years?
J-ZWEET: I see myself making many hits and changes.
QUESTION: Any last words?
J-ZWEET: Whenever things get tough, just remember that you have goals to accomplish.