We had the good fortune of connecting with Jess Wang and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jess, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Funny thing is, none of my family members are in any sort of artistic or creative career. I got really interested in music or art because I used it as a gateway of my emotions and coping mechanism to deal with negativities in Undergrad. It will lead me to a place where I can forget about all the problems and immerse in a spiritual environment, just spacing out and enjoying the moment. That is also the kind of goal I wanna achieve when creating music, I want to bring people positivities that help them to deal with hard things in life, just like what music did to me. If it can resonate with listeners, it is good music and I want to be able to do that.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Every song I made has a story behind it. I want to infuse emotions into the music so it can reach and move more people. My logo is rock paper and scissors because it is my favorite drinking game. It is the simplest game that doesn’t require thinking but trusting your gut feeling. That is what I want my listeners to feel, nothing else but the emotions in the music, simple and strong, let’s be in a moment together where we forget about all the bad things in life and just enjoy the momemt. I am super excited about this new year because I feel like I have been making some progress on my production that it is sounding closer and closer to my goal, I have made more friends, collabs and have been learning new instruments to be versatile.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The black beach for sure. It is my undergrad hideouts and it has always been my favorite. I like to just go there and sit for a whole day staring at the ocean and listening to the waves, it’s like having a conversation with earth, very calming and profound. You can do many things there and there will always be a stunning sunset at the end of the day. I just can’t think of another place that can replace black’s in my heart.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to all my music friends I met in San Diego, clubs that let me play at their venue and so much more. They just started a new record label as well–Backroom Record, please do go and support all the wonderful artists there! They really make me feel at home and has helped me along the way to slowly evolve into a better artist and producer. I am glad we have such a good community here in San Diego and let’s keep it strong and welcoming as usual!