South African bright new artist, Ross Jack, talks Stoner Pop, Frank Ocean, ‘Fall’ and ‘Fear The Rush’ (featuring Arrow Benjamin)…
How are you today Ross?
I’m very well thanks…
Describe your sound in few words
I only need 2, my production partner/close friends wife came up with the name “Stoner Pop” for the sound and now it’s my thing..
Tell us everything we should know about the track and video for ‘Fall’…
It’s Produced by Pete Boxsta and it’s a song about the darker sides of love I guess… I recorded it in Parsons Green/London which was fun. The video is starring a Local Model Nicole Naude and is directed by a top director and good good friend of mine Ryan Kruger. Random fact … he’s from Liverpool
And…’Fear The Rush’, featuring Arrow Benjamin?
‘Fear the Rush’ is about experiencing the different sides of life and not being scared to get involved you know….Also recorded in Parsons Green with Pete Boxsta, was amazing to get in with Arrow he takes the song to a borderline spiritual level which gives the song a different vibe and many different shades ….I think
What were your influences whilst writing them?
I had just gone through a couple personal things and was feeling I guess a bit hurt and frustrated, so to. Some time out to London was great because all we did was record, it was like therapy and that’s how we got these two records What was the first album you purchased?
Eminem’s ‘Marshall Mathers’
Which artists are you listening to right now?
Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, some Bryson Tiller and I always bang Oasis What’s the story morning Glory, everyday
What’s the music scene like in South Africa?
I feel like it’s on it’s way up , there are a lot of really talented people here with all kinds of flavors here that I can only see it being a matter of time till it starts to filter into the rest of the world.
Who are your musical and nonmusical influences?
My biggest Non musical influence right now is Jurgen Klopp, his mix of passion and humble rawness inspires the shit out of me
Are you planning any live shows and what will they be like?
Would love to play some shows, I guess right now we just trying to get the people to the music, when we do play though expect a lot of visuals to match the mood and a pretty electronic soul kinda set up..
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Right now I would love to do something with Frank Ocean
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