American Idol Alum, Lovey James continues to rise as one of America’s elite young artists. I love all young female pop artists in the industry. I have so much respect for girls who start out young because they go through it all. This past month I have been focusing on perfecting my EP and sending it to mastering to get the final product. I have recently revamped my YouTube channel and began uploading monthly covers. And have been performing Christmas shows the whole month of December.
Episode #546: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax :
Interview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio
Interview with Lovey James .
American Idol Alum, Lovey James continues to rise as one of America’s elite young artists. With a fresh new sound and pop soul vibe, Lovey released her summer single, “Tricks” written and produced by Steven Soloman, writer of James Arthur’s hit single “Say You Won’t Let Go.” Lovey is currently working with some of the industry’s premier songwriters who have worked with successful artists, Halsey, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato, to produce an EP to come out the end of Fall 2017.
This past month I have been focusing on perfecting my EP and sending it to mastering to get the final product. I have recently revamped my YouTube channel and began uploading monthly covers. And have been performing Christmas shows the whole month of December.
Social media has been a positive experience for me.
I love social media. Even before American Idol, I was a “Vine” lover who used the platform often and since it’s demise Snapchat and Instagram have become my platforms of choice. The growth has been amazing.
On snap chat I’m able to post more lifestyle content from early mornings to checkins through the day. Snapchat has a much more positive vibe to it than facebook and alot less rules. Recently I asked my audience if they would like to see me doing more instagram stories and the majority seemed to rule a yes on that one so you’ll definitely be seeing more from me there as well.
After I was cut from American Idol, I started thinking about my brand and how to share a more realistic view of my world and who I was with my audience. Reality Tv was tricky for me because it left many false truths behind of who I was as a singer and performer. Youtube offered me a true voice through lifestyle video blogs that I was able to record and create. The channel grew quickly over a year but I found myself moving far away from creating music which was my one true love. This realization left me ready to refocus my content strategy to music and this New EP.
I am really excited about it because it represents who I am as an artist and the experience of creating the music with a team that I love has made it even more of a dream for me.
Giving Back ..
While awaiting the release of her new EP, Lovey has taken some time out to work with some amazing causes.
Recently Lovey has found a love for giving back, she helped grant Nathan Ehline’s wish, through the Make-A-Wish organization, where she performed with boy band “Why Don’t We” and put on a concert as his wish. The concert was sold out at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland where more than 2,000 guests attended, all there to celebrate the life of Nathan Ehline.
Lovey also serves as a celebrity ambassador with one of America’s top Child Abuse Prevention Organizations, Child Help. She has helped to raise over $50,000 to give back to children in need. This Portland Oregon based artist is dedicated to sharing her message through music and through her passion and hard work continues to climb to the top.
What are 3 things you’ve learned this past year..
1. Being yourself will always be most beneficial
2. Its okay to fall on stage and make mistakes.( This happened)
3. Working hard is not always fun but will definitely be worth it in the end.
What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
RELEASING NEW MUSIC SOON!!!!!!!!
Favorite music or success quote…
“Nothing good ever came easy”
ARTIST: Lovey James
Song name: Tricks
Music Genre:: Pop
This song is about seeing through lies and cheats in a relationship. Figuring out that you deserve better than someone who plays tricks on you, and overall calling him out and telling him “that won’t work on me” I wrote the song to let out feelings of frustration that have happened to me over the past dealing with boys and relationships and expressing how it felt finding out when your boyfriend is talking to other girls and how to deal with it.
Link to play:: https://youtu.be/lBRztqg4ANM
I love all young female pop artists in the industry. I have so much respect for girls who start out young because they go through it all. Finding a loyal fan base as a female artist can be really challenging because girls are picky about who to fan, subscribe, follow, etc.
My favorite song writing process is being surrounded by a bunch of brilliant minds who are all coming together to create something awesome. Bouncing ideas off of each other and just jamming until the puzzle pieces fit together perfectly is what I love to do.
I live in…
Portland Oregon. I spend most of my time in the studio recording original music or covers. Filming YouTube Videos or performing gigs around my city for my fans! I also love being apart of charity organizations and giving back to the community. I have worked with Make A Wish, ChildHelp, ChildCrisis, Candle Lighters ALS Associations, Human Trafficking Preventions and more.