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Empowering women with Jesse Boykins III 

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Having just released his album Way of Wayferer’ I decided it’s time I drop part two of my interview with Jesse Boykins III. Jesse speaks about his cinematic music, how his album Love Apparatus is going and empowering women. Margaret Tra writes. 


You started off recording melodies on karaoke machines; did this spark your creativity? And do you encourage people to do the same?

Yes it definitely did spark many things. I mean it’s fun being able to document your thoughts in anything that you do. Creativity can be applied to anything. Music just so happen to be my introduction to it. So I encourage everyone and anyone to accept and attempt to pursue their creativity.




 You read Shakespeare, is this the secret to your style of music?

(Emotional, descriptive, artistic)

I wouldn't call it a secret, definitely an influence. Just being able to express something in story forms and have it relatable and at the same time able to take someone through different emotions is my
favourite. Cinematic music.

Where do you produce your music?

I produce in my room, on a plane, on a bus, pretty much where ever I'm allowed to.

Has Love Apparatus been completed? And how does it differ from your other albums?

It is about 85 per cent done, it’s different because it’s taken me two and half years to complete it. My sound has definitely evolved. My perspective on living has evolved and so has my song writing. Love songs are not only about a relationship between lovers, but love songs about relationships between cultures, influences etc. Machine Drum and myself are taking great pride in the music Love Apparatus has turned out to be, hopefully it will be understood and appreciated by others as much as we understand and appreciate it. I want it to be an unforgettable experience.

Is it your mission in life to make every women feel like you are seducing them on each of your tracks?

[Laughs] My mission? Not at all. I want to more so empower women. It’s more of an appreciation for a woman's mind. I find that women are so powerful and so in-touch with their sensitivity, super aware and
nurturing. Why not uplift that? Women embody art.

Does the music stem from an idea for a song or do you sometimes find the music inspires the song?

Music inspires. Life inspires. It just depends on where you’re at mentally and what you’re listening to or feeling at the time. I have for sure come across music that has lead me to write the most insane and profound things. Like most things balance is both, healthy.

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Creating beauty with Jesse Boykins III

Jesse Boykins III

Jesse Boykins III is New York’s groundbreaking soul artist that has the special gift of making you feel like he’s empowering your emotions within each track. With his timeless sound, Jesse considers himself as a musical explorer. Making his mark in soul music, he walks us through his creative processes, an exclusive of his the upcoming EP Way of Wayfarer and what he really means with his song ‘Come into my room’ in Part One with our interview with Jesse Boykins. Margaret Tra writes.

As an artist who produces and writes your own stuff, what are the creative processes you go through when completing each track? Which do you enjoy more?

I definitely appreciate both sides of creating a song. My process is never the same really; I do what feels good. As far as which I enjoy more, that depends on how I'm feeling.

You studied with Bilal, what was that like? Would you both ever collaborate?

Yeah, I studied under Bilal for three years in college. We talk on the phone all the time about getting up and working on music. It shall happen soon.

What is it like working with your band ‘The Beauty Created’?

My band is amazing, they are all my friends and all appreciate all genres of music just like myself. So if I ever come to them with new music that isn't really classified as soul music, they are down to make
it happen regardless. They understand and want the same growth in our progression as I do.

'Come to my room' is definitely a make love song, what was your inspiration behind that and how does it feel to have that effect on people through your songs?

My inspiration behind that song had a lot to do with me going back in my mind about my younger days and not really being able to ask a girl to come to my room. But then I took it a step further, ‘Come To
My Room’ really to me means be a part of my world. It’s an honour to have people appreciate my song writing, because I take great pride in my lyricism.

You’ve worked with a lot of artists The Foreign Exchange, Theophilus London to name a few, what project was your favourite? And who is your ideal person to work with?

I really appreciate being able to collaborate, currently I have been doing a lot of collaborations with MeLo - X and Machine Drum . Currently they are my favourite cats to work with, but I am very grateful to collaborate with passionate artists like Phonte and Theophilus. I like working with people who realise and acknowledge the vibe there in, the purest form of music happens that way, aware artists.

What are your thoughts on Australian fans? And how does it feel to know that your music has reached souls here?

I love the fact that my music has reached Australia. I feel as if people in Australia appreciate music and hold good music in higher regard than we do in the States. It feels amazing to know just how
powerful music is. You always realise that by how it travels.

Possible Australian tour?

Anything is possible and most likely happens when spoken into existence. With that being said, I will see Australia soon.

Do you have any upcoming projects?

I am releasing an EP called "Way of a Wayfarer" this month. Also a lot more music to be released this year, alongside my 3rd official release"Love Apparatus" set to come out in the fall.


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