Jay Loftus is twenty-four year old acoustic artist from Old Bridge, New Jersey. His songs, “Velvet Arms” and “Dangerous Girl” have helped him garner over 600,000 views on his Youtube account. His honest views on love and life are attracting an impressive fan base and ultimately causing him to stand in today’s music scene.
Check out his interview below:
What album do you believe has had the biggest impact on your musical sound?
Probably Continuum by John Mayer. When that came out it was the realist, realist album I heard.
While choosing this career path what worries did you have about it?
I worried that I wouldn’t know when to call it quits and go back to a backup plan like school.
If you could eliminate one thing from the music industry what would it be?
Probably the manufactured artists. I don’t think that just because you write pop music you have to be fake. I think you can still write about real experiences.
What is the most helpful advice ever given to you and who was it from?
My father, he said “Fear and excitement are the same thing, it’s just how you interpret them.”
What are some hobbies you have besides making music?
I used to be a skateboarder. I tried to lay off of that because it’s dangerous. I like building things and knowing how things work.
What do you like most about this profession?
I like performing in front of people, especially people that haven’t seen me before.
What do you like least about touring?
The waiting, it’s a whole lot of waiting. There’s a whole lot of stuff going on around you, it’s very distracting.
What goals have you set out for your music?
I always set out to story tell. I want people to gain something from my music and not make the same mistakes I did.
What is your message to your fans?
Thank you so much. I don’t know how you found me but I am glad you did and I hope you stick around.