Dwight: Your track "At the same time" is so hypnotic and is definitely one of my
favorites. How did this song come about?
Joslyn: That track came from a solid chorus idea we had dug on for quite a
while. it originally had a straight-up r&b groove, but we knew we wanted it
to feel more intimate and artistic. So we brought in a couple of our
friends to help us get that feel, Yoni Gileadi (drums) and David Halliday
(sax). The theme of the song is basically a girl falling for a guy when she
didn't even think she needed a love at that time. You know, all seems good
enough, but when feelings are just "too" right, the moment can be "that"
Dwight: How do you feel about the current trend of R&B music? Are you pleased with it or are you disappointed in it?
Joslyn: Maybe a little disappointed. I think with music in general you have to
search out what you like. There is so much good stuff out there and you
can't just count on the mainstream of anything to give it to you. I think
people look for music in so many different ways. Some are satisfied to get
it from Radio or TV and some really search out artists and look for things
that nobody else really knows about.
Dwight: If you had the opportunity to work with your favorite singer or singers, who
would it be?
Joslyn: Oh Wow, that's a hard question. Let's just list.Donny Hathaway, Marvin
Gaye, Jill Scott, John Legend, Van Hunt, and Prince (just to name a few).
Hey, you said singers!!
Dwight: Rob and Craig, how did the both of you collaborate?
Rob & Craig: Well, we've been writing opposite each other for a long time. We're
cousins, coming from a very musical family, so that's where it really
started for us. We have three records previously released under the moniker
"Jibe (Project)". Collaborating for us through the years has usually
happened one of two ways; one of us brings an idea to the table, and we
develop it from there, or we sit down with the acoustic guitar or Rhodes
when the inspiration hits.
Dwight: Rob, have you done any solo work?
Rob: Not actually any solo albums if you will, previous to Joslyn. The
Jibe (Project) records were my personal musical focus before. I did sing
quite a few tracks for Kaskade that were successful, and I have a "house"
project that I am developing with him right now called "the Sellars". That
stuff is sounding pretty cool.
Will there be a future album with Joslyn, Rob and Craig?
Rob & Craig: Definitely! We are always creating and writing new material. It has been
such an experience to work with Craig and Rob. We have such great chemistry
and that's not easy to find. We have to do it again.
Dwight: Your track "Jackie's playin' tonight" seems to have a double meaning.
It can be interpreted as just going out playing and performing but it can
also mean that she is "playing the field." Was this done on purpose?
Rob: You're right. One can interpret this song in a number of ways, and
that's how this song should be taken. The song is really about having a
good time, in the place to be. ".and all the boys will never rest, if you
wear your caramel dress." could mean: "girl, you look so hot in that dress,
ain't no man gonna stop thinkin' about ya for the rest of the night !!
Dwight: So exactly who is Jackie?
Joslyn: Lol...Whomever you want her to be!!
Dwight: Craig, what other projects have you worked on?
Craig: I have produced several independent artists which I love doing. It feels
good to add my own production style to someone's music. It brings me a lot
of satisfaction to see a project come to life. I am currently producing an
artist from Canada called "Freddy". His stuff has a very Britt pop vibe and
he is an incredible writer. I am really excited about it.
Dwight: Joslyn and Rob I must commend on your voices. They sound excellent and it
seems like the both of you feed off from each other when you are on the
microphone such as in "Jackie's playin' tonight" and "At the same time."
Does this chemistry help you when you write your songs?
Rob: Ya, it has. I've truly learned a lot about Joslyn's talents, which has helped our music evolve. We're trying to step even further vocally with
our new stuff, and I think that's what will give us an undeniable and
original sound, unlike anyone else.
Joslyn: Every time I get into the studio with Rob I learn. I think to
myslef, "how am I soundin' good next to this dude!" Robs phrasing and
emotional timing is something to take note of. I feel lucky to share tracks
with a vocalist like Rob. He makes me sound better!
Dwight: Are all your songs that you composed from personal experiences?
Rob: I would say, indirectly, yes. Some from our very own histories, or
at least from people we know well, or from impacting movies or books we've
read. I think that's how most people would compose.
Dwight: From Justsoul I would like to thank you so much for this interview and wish
you all the best in your future endeavors.
Joslyn, Rob & Craig: Thanks for the support!!!
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