All songwriters have a process behind how they create their pieces and bring them to life. For example, some artist choose to write about personal experiences however others may write about fantasy. We had the chance to speak to budding NYC singer-songwriter, Bryan Joon about his process of writing and how he wants his fans and supporters to remember him. Check out our interview more to get a inside look.
What was the inspiration behind your song “Nowhere”
I wrote this song several years ago. During that time, I was dealing with a relationship that was on shaky grounds. It wasn’t because we were fighting, but because they were going through a lot of hardships in their life and starting to recoil. I wrote this song to reassure both them and myself that no matter how hard it gets, I’ll be around, even if the person is pushing away. A lot of times, people push away as a defense mechanism. What they really need is your reassurance that you’ll be there to support them no matter what, especially if you think it’s real love.
How is your writing process and was it different for this song?
My writing process is normally the same. I try to take a situation that I’m going through and put it in my songwriting. I might embellish some things but for me it’s easiest to always start from a place of writing what I know and what I’ve experienced.
What do you feel is the best song you have released thus far and why?
“Nowhere” is my favorite song of mine to date so far because I think it’s the most heartfelt and emotional. It reminds me of a torch song or an epic love song that you hear from a lot of amazing singer-songwriters like Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Adele, Indie Arie, etc
If you were not pursuing a career in music what would be your second choice and why?
I think if I had to do it all over again I would go to school for medicine and be a doctor. I love helping people but, I also like money lol. But doing music is definitely my number one love.
We understand you were born in Seoul, Korea. Do you have any favorite Korean bands or singers who inspire you?
It’s really inspiring to me that BTS and K-Pop is now popular in America. Growing up, I didn’t see a lot of Asian representation in American media. I never saw people like myself on TV or heard people like me on the radio. I’m really happy that diversity is getting more celebrated in mainstream American media these days on a variety of levels.
Would you ever want to collaborate with another Korean artist to tap into that market? If BTS calls, I’m there lol.
I’m always open to collaborating with people and expanding my fanbase as long as the project makes sense and our schedules allow it to happen.
If today was your final concert, what would you want your fans to know about you?
I would like them to know that I love music. Therefore, I take my career in the arts seriously. I’m also a fun person who enjoys doing what he loves, which is singing and writing songs.
What is your overall message as an artist.
I think it’s important to make music you’re passionate about and that’s heartfelt. I want people to feel my soul in my music and apply my songs to similar situations they’re going through. Music is a universal language that we all can be moved by when it’s real and effective.