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When did you decide that a career in music was for you?

I decided as soon as I was made aware it was a possibility. I spent time romanticizing being a professional musician, and when I was exposed to the idea that I could, I jumped at it.

Who are your musical inspirations and why?

I keep a few things in constant rotation. Radiohead, Bon Iver, and Sigur Rós stay in that loop. A few new adds are Tamino, RY X, Fred Again. 

Can you tell me 3 things about yourself that people might not already know?

I lived in India for 3 years of my youth, my mother is African American, and I have recently been married to my high school sweetheart.

What song of yours best describes you and why?

Hm. This is a good one. I think currently, a song called “How I Long” describes my current state. It's on my new EP 'Celeste'.

What has been the best gig you have done to date and why?

I did a headline show at the Hotel Cafe about a year ago. That comes to memory first.

If you could perform a gig at any venue where would it be and why?

I have such a love for Paris, and recently I performed a gig there. Likely it would be somewhere in Paris again, but doing something in India would be very special for me also.

What has been your best achievement to date and what would you like to achieve in the future?

I think self producing my last few projects comes to mind first. I'm really proud of that. That always felt like such a thing I wouldn’t be able to do, until I just kind of did it. I'm currently really focused on becoming a better producer and programmer.

Tell me a story from backstage or after a gig?

Backstage is always pretty quiet for me. I used to have everyone back and have a bit of a party, but nowadays I'm interested in peace and protecting that peace so I can deliver my emotions properly rather than focusing on hosting.

What do you like best about being a musician and why?

I love the idea of expression. The music identifies me. I think at times that holds me back because I feel so connected and precious, but when I can properly deliver what’s in my heart and head I become so proud of the fact I was able to express my emotions clearly, and was able to be technically proficient enough to achieve the sounds I want.

If you were not in the job you are now what would you be doing?

Working on how to do it again.

What has been the best gig you have been to as a fan and can you tell us about it?

Hmmm. Probably Bon Iver in San Diego, or Coachella.

What would your ideal festival line up be and why?

My Spotify most played. It’s quite a variety of music. The regulars were mentioned, but I'm really into Atlanta rap, and some '90s stuff as well. Oh, and Oasis would headline.

What would you say is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Stop overthinking.

What things make you happy and what things annoy you?

Beautiful things. They can be simple, too. I love being surprised by it also, that makes me happy. I can be so easily annoyed. I'm pretty intense most of the time and I typically take things seriously. I get annoyed when people don’t do that I think.

What things do you like to do when you are away from music?

I'm really passionate about the ocean. I really love surfing. I'm very social also. So when I'm not doing music, which makes up most of my life, I love socializing. I travel quite a bit also.

Do you think social media and the internet are a good thing in the music industry?

Tricky one to be honest. I think the access to so much music is a beautiful thing. I think it’s hard to cut through the noise, though. Currently it seems that the most successful new musicians are incredible marketers. I'm not in that conversation so it's easy for me to write it off, but overall as a tool, I think it is probably more positive than less.

How important do you think your look and image is when it comes to being in the music industry?

I think it’s a part of expression. I enjoy people looking the part.

Can you tell us about any tattoos you have and the significance of them to you?

I honestly have 0. Consciously, but 0.

If you run the country for a day what would you change about it and why?

Ahhh, I don't know to be honest. There’s a lot going on over there that I have no idea about.  There's some basic human rights stuff I'd probably try to correct, and the 2 party system might not be the best idea, but how much can you get done in a day really. Some of the guys don’t do a whole lot in 4 years…

What would your ideal day consist of?

If I'm in LA, beach in the morning, tunes in the day. I love recording. Drinks in the evening or late afternoon. Home early. Bed early.

If you could say one thing to your fans what would it be and why?

I truly appreciate being seen and heard. I make my songs with a lot of love and intention, and those who enjoy and recognize them leave me feeling enjoyed and recognized.

How would you answer the question: Who is Jane. and what are the differences between you as a music artist and you away from music ?

Nothing. Jane. is myself. The music is me.

What was the first record or song you purchased and why?

I remember having "Bittersweet Symphony" on my first iPod. I doubt we bought it, but probably ripped it from Limewire or something. It was probably was in a soundtrack or something I imagine.

What would say to someone thinking about becoming a musician and getting into the music industry?

You really have to need to do it. That’s the only way. That’s the only way to keep going. It’s hard, but it’s beautiful. I love it. I truly do.

If you could collaborate with any other band/singer or musician who would you choose and why?

There's a few minimalist composers I'm passionate about. Tom Ashbrook, Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds. Few more electronic artists. Ry X, Fred Again. Thom Yorke, Noel Gallagher are my two favorite songwriters.

if you could have written one song from history which would it have been and why?

"Bittersweet Symphony"

What things make you uncomfortable?

So many things. Lying and liars. Things becoming unfair or unjust. Fight videos on my Twitter feed.

If you wrote a book about yourself what would it have in it?

It would have to be an audiobook I think. I don't know if I could sort through all the thoughts. I think, well I hope, it comes off inspirational. Perseverance. Truth. Passion. Also, silliness and joy.

What has the rest of the year got in store for you?

Right now, I have no idea.

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