North London based Greta Jaime has gone from strength to strength since her debut and talking to us she reveals more about her latest release ‘Computer Games’, the evolution of her sound and what she’d like listeners to take away from her music.
EP: What is the inspiration/message behind ‘Computer Games’?
GJ: The inspiration came from wanting to write about the worlds that people can easily hide in now and the way that affects relationships. I also wanted to talk about technology in kind of a broader way and the large role it plays in our lives.
EP: How would you describe your sound? And how would you say its evolved over time?
GJ: Hmm, I’d probably describe it as a strange mixture of all the things I enjoy. Everything from rock and pop to ambient electronic music makes up my sound. I think the sound evolves with everything I make as my experiences also change. When I’m creating I try to keep nothing off-limits so that the songs, particularly sonically, are always evolving and exciting to listen to.
EP: Who inspires you, both on a personal level and professionally?
GJ: On a personal level, I’d say definitely my family and the people closest to me, my parents have always been really hard-working and I think that’s always inspired me to keep moving forward. I’d say professionally there’s too many to name… Hmm, Carlos Santana, Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent, Kevin Garrett, Alanis Morissette, Lorde, Mateus Asato – and lots more…
EP: If listeners could take away one message from your music, what would you want that to be?
GJ:I think it differs for each track if people take anything positive away from my music I’m happy with that.
EP: What’s been a really memorable moment in your career so far? And what’s next for you?
GJ: I really enjoy playing live so I’d say probably say playing at Camden Assembly. The venue is really nice, so that was definitely one I wanted to cross off the list. I’d say next up I’d like to release some more music and also play some more live shows soon!
Listen to ‘Computer Games’ below: