Artist Interview – Keith Jacobs

Keith Jacobs is a talented, upcoming singer and performer who is currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. At Essential Pop when we first checked out some of Keith’s music we were really impressed and were therefore delighted when he took some time out of his hectic schedule to be interviewed by us. Read on to find out about, amongst other things, who he would like to collaborate with given the chance, what he’s recently been working on and what he’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months.


Keith Jacobs

Keith Jacobs


Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

New Age Urban R&B Music


Q: What is your musical background?

I’ve been singing since I was three. My entire life I have been involved in music in some way shape or form.


Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

The last 12 months have been progressive to say the least. I’m optimistic and excited to see what 2013 has in store for. This past year I’ve been fortunate to perform across the US and reach new listeners throughout the world. I’ve had the opportunity not only grow as an artist but as a person; and that growth can be heard through my music.


Q: Who inspires you musically?

I believe that the reason I’m here is to touch and change lives through my music. That’s all the inspiration I need.


Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

The Dream. Kendrick Lamar. Rihanna. Usher. Kanye West.


Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Kanye West.


Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?

Miguel- Candles in the Sun

Kendrick Lamar- Money Trees

Jeremih- Rated R

Rihanna – Loveeeeee Song


Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

For me it just depends on the track. Once I get to the studio I find a track that speaks to me and from there I record my reference vocals. Usually there isn’t any writing so I’m making the vocals and melodies at the same time. From there I go back clean up vocals where needed.


Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?



Q: Where are you based?

Dallas, TX.


Q: What are you currently working on?

Currently I am wrapping up my EP to be released later this year.


Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

The release of my first Album Just Say Go and seeing the support of people really buying my music.


Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

Growing as an artist and continue to put out music that people can feel and relate to.


Keith Jacobs

Keith Jacobs


Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

For all my shows and updates you can check out my website at THISISKEITHJACOBS.COM.


Q: What do you do to relax?

Write Music.


Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?

Christmas back home in Houston. Because of schedule I’m always traveling and I never get a chance to go home. When I do, I like to catch up with my friends and family.


Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

Love what you do. If you love what you do then you don’t need any validation from anyone but yourself. Be dedicated. Know going into this that anything worth having will require some type of sacrifice. Believe in yourself and just do it!


Keith Jacobs

Keith Jacobs


Editor’s Note: Keith Jacobs has everything in place, from great vocals to well thought out lyrics and a commercial edge, to enjoy a long and fruitful career in the music industry.


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Twitter: @keifjay


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