Indie Interview Series: Jimi Wasabe

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with the newly debuted multi-talented artist, Jimi Wasabe.

Jimi Wasabe is an on-the-rise musician based in Toronto, Canada. This artist will almost certainly be gaining exposure and increased visibility for his incredibly versatile brand of soul-infused music. We were first introduced to Jimi through the amazing new Single entitled “Far N Away”. 

Check out the incredible new Single here:

We were so impressed by the creativity and honesty showcased within his debut Single, that we wanted had to learn more about this stellar artist. Jimi was kind enough to take the time to answer some of our questions.

I love how you manage to render your tracks so personal and immersive. Does the melody come first, or do you focus on the beat the most?

Jimi Wasabe: The idea of the tune comes first, then it evolves to how it sounds now while putting the right lyrics in.



Do you perform live? If so, do you feel more comfortable on a stage or within the walls of the recording studio?

Jimi Wasabe:  I’ve been performing live for 10 years give and take, with different genre of bands but mostly just me and Diego (my guitar). It is rewarding to play live, that is the time to share to the world how it feels to be in my world with my music.


Check out his incredible performance of “Bakit ba Ganyan”: 


If you could only pick one song to make a “first impression” on a new listener, which song would you pick and why?

Jimi Wasabe: I would pick “Far N Away” because for me it sounds like Soulful Pop sprinkled with Jazzy tunes on a Funky strumming  Acoustic guitar.



What does it take to be “innovative” in music

Jimi Wasabe: Detach yourself from reality and be in the song itself.  Just follow where the tune would lead you while taking notes of the experiences then go back to reality and tell the story in the form of a song.

This is definitely an artist that you need to WATCH CLOSELY. We are eagerly awaiting to see what he does next!

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