Jay Kay a.k.a. Jamiroquai

fontcolor011F09facearialbJAMIROQUAIStenyearodysseythroughthegalaxyoffunkhasgeneratedsomespectacularstatistics.ThefouralbumsreleasedsinceJayKays1992emergencefromLondonsacidjazzunderworldhavesold16millioncopies.Thelasttwoalbumsalone1996sTravellingWithoutMovingand1999sSynkronizedshiftedover11millionbetweenthem.brbrTheonetimeskinnywhiteskatekidfromwestLondonhastakenalotofflakforgettingondownhiswayyetastrendshavedisintegratedandprejudicesfadedcontemporarymusichascometosynkronizewithJamiroquaisgroovemorethaneverbefore.brbrBoogieisbackbigtime.YoungcockyandfulloffunkJamiroquaihaveconsistentlybeenanamazinglivebandandhavepavedthewayforotheractslikeBasementJaxxandDaftPunk.brbrFrontmanJayKaysatdowntoaninterviewwithDanGennoerecentlywherehetalkedabouthisloveofmusicandhislatestalbumAFunkOdyssey.bbrbrbThefirstsingletobetakenfromJamiroquaisFifthalbumAFunkOdysseyisLittleL.WhatsthetrackaboutbrbrJAYKAYbLittleLisasongthatwaswrittenreallytoreflecttheupsanddownsofarelationship.InotherwordsyoudontlovesomeonewithabigLallthetimeyoulovethemwithalittleL.AndtheyloveyouwithalittleL.HenceyoumakemeloveyouwithalittleL.EverybodyseemstothinkitsaboutmyoldrelationshipbutIdontthinkyoucansaythateverytimesomeonewritesalovesongoranotlovesongthatitsaboutthemoreventhatitencompassesthewholerelationship.Peoplewillnodoubtpickuponthechorusandeitherguyswillsingittogirlsorgirlswillsingittoguys.Itscatchyandhookyandthatswhyitsthefirstsingle.Butpeoplealwayswanttolookintothatpersonalstoryandthinkthatyourewritingaboutyourex.brbrbItsaveryinstantandcatchytrackdidittakelongtowritebrbrJAYKAYbLittleLwassomethingthatreallydidnttakelongtogettogether.TobySmithJamiroquaiskeyboardplayerstartedoffhehadalittlechordideaandabasssoundwhichjustrolledalongandIsupposeinabouttwentyminutesIdfoundtherightmelody.IdhadthatLittleLyoumakemeloveyouwithalittleLsittingaroundinmybookforagessoonceIdclickedanditmatchedupittookabouttwentytwentyfiveminutes.Thenafterthattherewereagoodfewdaysoftryingtoworkoutthebestwayofdoingit.ItwasoneofthosesongswherewedidntgointoadifferentchorusmusicallywejustkeptthegroovegoingandImelodicallymadethechorus.brbrbItsarealpartytuneaswellisntitbrbrJAYKAYbYeahIthinkitslikealotofsongsIwritetheysoundreallyhappyandgroovybutinfactifyoulistentothelyricunderneathitsquitedark.IvedoneafewlikethatTooYoungToDiewasalittlebitlikethatyouknowanicehappychorusbutIlikethingsthataremelancholicinsomerespects.ButwevedoneaclubremixofthetrackwhichIthinkisawinneranabsolutewinner.Iloveit.brbrbWiththisalbumisittruethatyouwrotesongswiththeremixinginmindbrbrJAYKAYbToanextentyeah.Imeantheresmoreprogrammingonthealbumthattherewasontheotherones.WealwaysrecordedliveasabandinthestudioandthemelodieswerebasedaroundagenreofmusicthatwasntdancemusicandIcouldalwaysseethisproblemwithremixesofputtingathumpthumpunderneathit.InevereverthoughtthatthevocalwentwellwiththatstuffandthistimebecauseweveusedtheprogrammethingandtracksaremuchmoredanceorientatedasopposedtojazzyandfunkyIreallyfeelthatitsmadeiteasierfortheremix.Thevoicesitseasierwiththeremixitshappierwithit.IlookbacktoSpaceCowboyandalthoughDavidMoralesdidagreatremixofitIcouldntseehoweveryonecouldloveitsomuch.Youknowyouhaveadifferentopinionwhenyourownstuffismauled.Butitsmucheasierforpeopletolistentoitinaclubyoudontseetheflaws.brbrbWhatwasitabouttheSpaceCowboyremixthatniggledyoubecauseeveryonereallylovedthattrackbrbrJAYKAYbWellwhatdidntworkformewiththeSpaceCowboythingwasjustthatwehadatempochangeinitthebridgeofSpaceCowboyandIcouldntunderstandwhotheyweregoingtomakeitallsitrighttothisonegenericbackingbeatthatdidnttakethattempochangeintoaccount.Anditneverdidsitright.AndIwasdeadagainstthisthumpingbeatatthetime.Buttimesweredifferentthen.ItsfunnytheysaypeoplegofullcircleandinasenseIhavewiththisalbum.IstarteddoingmusiconmachinesalongtimeagowhenpeoplehadEmmuSP1200andMPC60swhichisthelittleboxthingthatallthehiphopguystendtousenow.SoIvekindofgonefullcircleandendedupbackagainusingcomputersandEmagicallthethingsthatIdrebelledagainstbyrecordingthepreviousfouralbumscompletelylive.brbrbWhatpromptedyoutostartusingcomputersandsamplersagainbrbrJAYKAYbItopensupdifferentthingsreally.Thatwasthemainthing.Butifpeoplepointthegunatyouandgolookthisisretroandyoursongssoundthesamewhydontyouchangethemyouvegottadosomethingdifferent.Plusyouvegottahopethatpeopleunderstandwhyyouvedonesomethingdifferentnamelyforyourownentertainmentandyourownsatisfaction.brbrbYouGiveMeSomethingisaclassicJamiroquaidiscofunktunewhatinspiredthattrackbrbrJAYKAYbWellthatstheyangtoLittleLsyingreallyisntit.YouGiveMeSomethingisasmuchaboutthepositivesideofrelationshipsyoumeetsomebodytheyredifferenttheyrespecialanduniqueandyouthinkgreatthisisreallygoodandtheygiveyousomethingthatnobodyelsecanreallygiveyou.Itsveryverysimpleaverysingalongkindofthingandsomethingshavetobelikethat.Imnotabelieverinbeingacrazilydeepguyabouteverythingcospeoplesometimesdontgetitandyoudontgoacrosstheboardandhiteverybodywiththatstuff.brbrbPictureOfMyLifeontheotherhandissomethingabitdifferent.NotonlydoesithaveaveryromanticFrenchRivieraLatinswaytoitbutlyricallyitsoundsverypersonalandthoughtout.HowpersonalisitbrbrJAYKAYbPictureOfMyLifereallyupsetmewhenIsangitbecauseIfeltitwasabouttheupsanddownsIvehadinmyownlife.SometimesIvespoiltthingsformyself.Therehavebeenvariousreasonsbutsometimesyoufeelthatyoucouldhavedonethingsbetterorcouldhavedonethemdifferentlywhichiswherethelinesomeonetellmewhensomethinggoodbecamesobad.Anditsoneofthosesongsthatwasreallyhardtosing.ItsquitehonestandIthinkagainitswhatallgoodsongsshouldbetheyshouldmeansomethingdifferenttoeachpersonthatlistenstoit.Ithinkthatitwillfindpeopleouttherewhofeelthatway.brbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.auimgimagesjamiroquaialbum.jpgborder0alignrightbPeoplewhofeeltheyvemademistakesinthepastbrbrJAYKAYbYeahandyouknowweveallgotthesepeoplewhotellustodothingsdifferentlyandweshoulddothisandweshouldliveourliveslikethatandnoonesreallygottheanswer.Theyrejustfullofsuggestionsandthatwhytheresthelineifyouhaveacuretomewouldyoupleasesendapictureofmylifewithalettertellinghowitshouldreallybeinstead.Imnotsuggestingthatpeopledoreallysendmealetter.DontsendmeanylettersIdontwanttoopenupsacksofmailgoingIvegotanideaofhowyoucanchangeyourlifebutthatstheideaifyouhaveanideaabouthowIshouldchangemylifesendaletterandtellmehowitshouldbeinstead.brbrbMusicallyPictureOfMyLifeisquitedifferenttotypicalJamiroquaitunesisntitbrbrJAYKAYbMusicallyithasadepthoforchestrationaboutit.IthinktheorchestrationwedidbeforestringwisewouldbemuchsmallerscaleIthinkabout14peopleorso.Thisisabout32peopleandwediditinahugegreatroomthatwasspecificallybuiltforrecordingorchestrasasopposedtodoingitinmystudiowhichyoucanpackabout14stringsinandthatsyourlot.SimonHalewhoarrangedthestringshisbriefwasIwantsomethingveryBondlikeveryJohnBarrylikehighunisonstringsveryfloaty.Andhecameupabsolutetrumps.Andtowatchthemdothatwasarealthrillyouknewyouhadawinningsongonyourhands.Ithinkitsareallypowerfulsongandareallymaturesongforsomeoneasjuvenileasme.Ilikeitalot.brbrbDanGennoebbrbrfontcolorredfacearialbVisitahrefhttpwww.jamiroquai.co.uktargetblankhttpwww.jamiroquai.co.ukaformoreinformationonthisfunkygroupbfont


 



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