Featured Maine Artist of the Month – J SPIN
ABOUT J SPIN
Joey Spinelli, known by his stage name J Spin, is a talented singer and rapper from Wells, Maine, who has been making waves in the music industry with his unique and refreshing sound. We had the pleasure of interviewing Joey and hearing about are the most significant influences on his musical career, what inspired him to pursue a career in music, and even some advice for up-and-coming artists.
If you’re looking for a refreshing sound and a unique style of songwriting blended with captivating performances, Joey is someone you should follow.
J Spin finds his best inspiration when he is alone, and his definition of success as a musician is if his music can help just one person get through any kind of struggle they’re going through. When working in the studio with producers and other musicians, some of the challenges he faces include staying focused and not getting distracted.
For someone just starting out in music, J Spin advises practicing a lot and not being afraid to put oneself out there. He also enjoys using cannabis before the songwriting process because it helps him to zone in and focus.
One of J Spin’s favorite memories was the whole tour he had with Spose and the Humans. He enjoyed being able to see the country and perform with other talented musicians.
The greatest challenge J Spin has faced so far in his career is staying focused amid life’s distractions. Nevertheless, he remains dedicated to his craft and continues to work on his music. His newest video release is “Sorry I’m Late,” and he encourages everyone to check it out. With his talent and passion for music, J Spin is definitely an artist to watch out for in the future.
Who or what are the most significant influences on your musical career?
My dad and Spizzy Spose
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music?
My pops has made a living off being a musician his whole life so he definitely played a large role.
As a musician, what is your definition of success?
If my music can help just one person get through any kind of struggle they’re going through I would say that’s success.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
Practice practice. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.It takes time to get to where you want to be. Don’t be discouraged if somebody doesn’t like your music. Dealing with rejecting the right way is key and also respect opinions. Listen to constructive criticism and don’t have an ego.
What’s your relationship to cannabis during the songwriting process?
Cannabis is super helpful before I start writing because it just blocks everything else out for me. I zone in and get to work. Before I know it its been 3 hours and I have half a song written
Can you tell us one of your favorite on-stage/after a show memories?
The whole tour with Spose and the humans. Just being able to see the country with people as talented as them was amazing
Greatest Challenges of your career so far?
Just being able to stay focused sometimes. Life gets crazy and I can get distracted pretty easily lol.