We had the good fortune of connecting with jxsue504 and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi jxsue504, why did you pursue a creative career?
So I first started making music with friends in highschool just to pass the time and mess around until like 4 in the morning because we were just kids messing with sounds. After a few years I felt I started to care more about finding my “sound” so I started to try and perfect my craft along with my voice, it got to a point where I’d come home from college and instead of studying I’d open up my recording software and work with different beats and different melodies to see how versatile I could be. I ended up choosing to focus on music and dropped out of college because I felt like there’s nothing else I could put so much effort into and have such a strong relationship with. I never thought this is what I’d want to do although music has always been in my life since I was in middle school, starting out in orchestra and then going to highschool and joining the choir. I’m glad I’m on this path because it also helps me to try to become my best self, because without that awareness I can’t make my best music.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I try to include as much raw emotion as possible in my music. I’m not really shy to say what I feel or what I’m thinking about because I just try and zone out and speak to the mic. Right now I’m just excited to grow with my team, we have a lot of plans and we’re getting more involved in the Dallas scene working on networking and meeting new people, it feels great to work with people who share the same passion it makes you feel less alone in a way. My journey so far has been tough, from not having support to trying to perfect my singing and hit notes that I wasn’t able to hit while in my highschool choir. I’ve learned that not everyone will support or show love, and that happens for everybody but it bummed me out to see it happen first hand, I’ve had people tell me I wouldn’t make it and what not but I brush it off easily because I know if they tried to record a song the way I do, or sing the way I do it wouldn’t be anywhere near close to how I can produce my music, and I don’t say that out of cockiness it’s more of like if they can’t do what I can, then they shouldn’t have a right to say if I’ll see success or not. I’m just someone chasing their dreams, trying to manifest and feel like I’m already where I would want to be, the world doesn’t belong to anyone so I’m trying to make it mines, as should everyone else.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m a bit of an introvert, I do like to go out sometimes but mainly really only go out to some local functions if they’re about art so I would hope they’d like to see the scene I’m involved in and bring them to a pop up show or whatever may be happening in that week. I also rock with aquariums heavy because I like sea animals, or if they’re just looking to hang out then probably Fry Street in denton is a cool place to chill and drink at, Deep Ellum is always a dope choice too although it’s always packed but it’s always a good time.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There’s people who I’ve worked with that got deeper than the art and the music, they’ve pulled me out of dark negative places and gotten me back on track countless times. If it wasn’t for my artist friends BadLuck Jr, Devy Dior and my videographer Candyman then I honestly don’t know where I’d be. They provide advice and guidance with life situations and with my music. I’m beyond grateful to have them in my life and I want all of us to see success because there’s no one else I’d rather come up with.
3rd Picture w/ BadLuck Jr 4th Picture w/ Devy Dior