‘I’ve always believed that the true ability of an artist is reflected in the product they create through their imagination’ – Jolene Samhan On Malta’s Top 10 With Jake

 

Following the release of her first original song, ‘February 1st’, Jolene Samhan sat down with Jake on Malta’s Top 10 to discuss the story behind her song and where she’s headed from here…

 

Although this was Jolene’s first original song, she’s been involved in the music scene for quite a while now, as she explained, ‘Till this day, my family can tell you that they remember me on the veranda, singing, giving concerts, using a broom as my microphone stand…so I’ve always showed great interest in music’

 

 

‘But it wasn’t until primary school, which is when I’d try get into every play and musical as much as I could’, she continued.

 

 

The local singer and song-writer also revealed that it’s always been her biggest wish to share all that she really is, which she felt she could do best with her solo single, ‘I’ve always believed that the true ability of an artist is reflected in the product they create through their imagination, showing who they really are.’, she added.

 

 

Jake then asked her about the underlying idea behind February 1st, and Jolene reflected that it flourished ‘from a specific moment’ in her musical career, where she felt stuck – and an original song felt like the next step, but she had a lot to learn…

 


‘I knew that there’s a lot of work to put into that and a lot to learn, so in the end, all of these things contribute to the final product and its idea’, she shared.

 

 

Jolene also revealed that if she had to choose between song-writing, the piano, and singing, she would pick singing in a heartbeat. She also believes that ‘within the last few years, we’ve seen a major change’ in the local music scene but added that she’d like to see more collabs between local artists!

 

As for what the next big move in her music career is, Jolene told Jake that she’d love to go abroad and work with foreign people.

 

Malta’s Top 10 with Jake will be back next Monday at 9:30!

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