An Exclusive Interview With Talented Singer Sir JefFREEy5D
Sir JefFREEy5D released his first studio single titled “Detroit” in 2006. He released his first album titled “Svcred Covenant” in 2019. He now has three albums and 19 mixtapes. He credits his love for music to writing a song about MLK Jr in the second grade. It started off with rhyming lyrics in front of his classmates but quickly transitioned to playing the trombone; he continued to play the trombone for 12 years. Being the first man in his family to graduate from college Spring 2020 has prepared him to set the bar with his music.
Today you can find over 200 free songs (ranging from slow and melancholic to fast and high energy) by SJ5D for your listening pleasure. Mixtapes are free to download on Datpiff.com and his latest singles and albums on Soundcloud.com. His fourth album “19461” is set to drop this year and he announced that “JEDI” his fifth album won’t be too far behind. With over 10k monthly listeners and growing on Spotify, his reign seems to be at the starting point. The past 14 years have prepared him for making his voice heard in the music industry.
Some of his influences are Nas, Kid Cudi, B.O.B, and Beethoven from a long eclectic list. Subscribing to no particular sound, Hip-Hop is the most used form of expression that you’ll hear SJ5D in. Whether it is a slow cerebral song or a fast-paced club banger, his lyricism and flow are sure to garner your attention. If you have not heard about Sir JefFREEy5D yet, don’t worry, you will! You can follow his journey by following him on all social media platforms with the username @SirJeFREEy5D.
Q: When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: Very exciting. For me to make a record means that my mind is at a place where my tranquility is allowing me to express my thoughts and opinions. That’s always more exciting than stressful.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: Music. My days are filled with listening to music with no words like the groups “The American Dollar” or “Hammock.” Music really dictates the way my day will play out and the state of mind I’ll have. No matter the situation, those positive vibrations always help to shut anything out.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans: It depends on what is happening in society or my personal life. When something happens in the world that motivates me to create a socially conscious song, lyrics effortlessly flow to me. However, if not a lot of life has been lived between songs and I’m not inspired to write, it can be quite difficult.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Motto: Everything happens for a reason. Advice: Be kind because you never know what someone is going through.
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Ans: Genuine, Fun, Catchy, Heartfelt, Love
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?
Yes, I write all of my own music and it will always be that way. I draw my inspiration from life. In between albums, I intentionally shut music out so that I may live more life. The more adversity I face, lessons learned, and victories achieved equal better music that is filled with authentic stories instead of telling lies for clout.
Q: What is your favorite song to sing live?
Ans: Day n Nite by Kid Cudi, that is the soundtrack to my life.
Q: Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?
Ans: Whatever you decide to make your journey and identity, make sure your heart is truly in it or you will end up resenting it.
Q: Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Ans: Very much so and still am to this day. My favorite old record is Clair De Lune. I’m a huge fan of some old great like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday to name a few. One of my favorite albums of all time is “Trouble Man” by Marvin Gaye.
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Ans: One day at a time. Whatever I feel moved to do when getting out of bed is what will get the attention that day. I ALWAYS have a to-do list and calendar but usually end up going with intuition. I’ve often been called a renaissance man. I like that. It fits me.
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