IBG Interview – 9 Questions With… JordanLivinGood (and Beast Mode premiere)

JordanLivinGood

It is great to find an artist that realizes that music will find no listeners without doing the work to market it. Our new friend JordanLivinGood is a whiz at music marketing and is here to show us how to do it with his new video for “Beast Mode”.

Enjoy the interview here:

 

First off, What is the story of the name JordanLivinGood?

My first name is Jordan and my initials are JLG. I wanted to have a name that represents me, and something that has a positive vibe to it as well.

 

How would you describe your sound?

 I would describe my overall sound as URBAN MUSIC. The reason I call my sound urban music is, because I make records from Hip Hop, Pop, RnB and all the way to electronic music.

 

Which artists have had the biggest influence on your development?

 The three main artists that have influenced my style would be Drake, Pimp C, and Juicy J. 

 

What drives your love for creating music?

I love making music because it lets me express myself in many different ways, and also lets me escape from life.

 

You also make beats under the name Rhyme King. How is producing and rapping different for you?

It all depends on what style of production I’m creating because making trap beats can take me about 10 minutes to create and making a boom bap beat could take at least 30 minutes to create. Writing a whole song can take from 30 minutes to days to complete.

 

What is your songwriting process? How does a song come together for JordanLivinGood?

The first thing I like to do when I’m writing a song is to come up with a simple catchy hook, after listening to the instrumental for a couple of times. Then I start to write the first verse for the song, then the b sec and second verse. When I’m recording, I record the song all on one track, so I can have a scratch vocal to learn the words of the song. Then, I come back when I feel confident in knowing the words, and lay down the real thing piece by piece.

 

Tell us the story behind your new song “Beast Mode”

I was on vacation in ATL, and I was shopping at a clothing store and saw this shirt that had beast mode written all over it. I had no choice but to buy this shirt. At dinner with my family, I told them I’m going to make a song after this shirt, because I thought it was so dope. I made the beat in the hotel room later on that night and wrote the song on the plane back to Austin.

 

What advice would you give to other artists trying to build a name for themselves?

 The one major advice that I can give an artist, is that they have to market their music, or it won’t go anywhere.

 

How does the future look for JordanLivinGood?

I’m currently working on my first album “The Wake Up”, which will be dropping early 2019. I also have an animated video coming soon, which will be the second single off of the album.

 

Keep up with more JordanLivinGood HERE.