Interview with Jeda Voice (@jedavoice)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Music and songwriting have always been a passion of mine since day one. I was in elementary school when I wrote my first poem. It left my mother blown away and she could not believe how remarkable my work was especially at such a young age. Apart from that when I was 14 years old in high school, I wrote and recorded my first track and fell in love with it and realized how skillful I was at it and decided that music was my destiny. It chose me.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
In this industry it is very easy to get exhausted and demotivated because you are always in the studio constantly brainstorming, experimenting, and trying to come up with ideas. Its super easy to burn out. But what keeps me going is some time off and reconnecting with my friends. Spending time in nature also helps me stay grounded and in peace. It is important to keep your mental health in top priority.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I am proud to say that I am greatly influenced by The-Dream. I have learned a lot from him, and I firmly believe that he is one of the best R&B artists of our generation. He made it okay to say some things you would normally hear on a R&B track. I like to compare myself and The-Dream with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. We all know how great Kobe was, but he would not be where he was if it was not for Michael Jordan and those lessons studying the game and perfecting it.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I try to inspire people with my success, and encourage them to stay persistent and keep chasing their dreams.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“My self-worth is not determined by others”. I have had my fair share of ups and downs getting here. A lot of it was because of the people closest to me saying that I would not make it in this industry and the worst thing I could have ever done was to believe in what they say. Signing wrong deals, relationships ending in heartbreaks, managers taking money after shows and people slamming doors on my face, I have felt a lot of bad energy directed towards me and a lot of people treating me like trash. But through all of that I found love and peace within myself and that is how I managed to move forward and get out of some bad days
How can our readers follow you on social media?
They can follow me on my social media by my handles down below!