On the eve of the digital release of Jay Sean's next single, I'm All Yours; Sean spoke exclusively to Desiclub.com about working with Pitbull, his music, his charity work and much more. Continue reading to find out all the details in this exclusive.
by Archana Chaudhary
Jay Sean has become a globally famous singer through his uplifting personality, talent and overall appeal to the masses. We had the chance to interview Jay Sean recently and here is what the man had to say about his release of the single I'm All Yours and more!
A lot of hard work goes into putting a single together, and now that I'm All Yours is all set for its official release how does it feel?
I am excited and thrilled that I am going to be giving something new to the fans and I am waiting for their feedback. I'm All Yours is the first single that I am releasing from my next album "Worth It All" so I am eager to know the audience's response to it.
In a previous interview, you said I'm All Yours is a romantic high-energy song, can you elaborate on that?
People who know my music and follow it know that I like to do feel-good songs and when it comes to the singles that is what I like to put out and I'm All Yours' is really the epitome of all that. There is also a thread of romance going on in I'm All Yours. There are many negative things that go on in the world, however, you could always find the positive in the negatives too and that is the message that I want to spread through my music.
You collaborated with Pitbull on this track, how was it working with him?
It was wonderful; Pitbull is a very down to earth and positive person. He brings along a great energy with him and I hope we could make more music together.
What about I'm All Yours, do you think, will strike a chord with listeners?
The music is upbeat, uplifting and I would say that it is a track for all times. You could put it up first thing in the morning and listen to it while you are working out, driving to work, just want to feel good or play it at your barbecue. It has a very summery feel to it and is not constrained to just nightclub listening.
The video for I'm All Yours has been shot in Miami, tell us something more about it?
The video is directed by Gil Green who was responsible for directing my 2009 track Do You Remember. The idea was to create an emotion and image that fits the mood of the song. When I hear I'm All Yours what comes to my mind is open nature, water, tropical weather and that is what we tried to capture in I'm All Yours.
You have been doing a lot of writing, Superstar, Boom Boom, Moment to Love and That's My Girl. Where do you look for inspiration while writing tracks?
That's an interesting question. I love writing, it is a great way to express yourself and express your emotions. Apart from writing my own tracks, I also enjoy writing for other artists, because it is fun to put yourself in other artists' shoes and imagine how they would sing a particular song or how they would envision a particular track.
You have been traveling a lot, having performed in Lebanon, Dubai, India, Africa and Europe. What's the next destination?
On June 27, I will be performing and cohosting a charity event in Monaco. This is the first time that I will be performing in Monaco and it's for a good cause so I am pumped up about it.
Tell us something more about this event?
It is called Soiree Extraordinaire De Monaco and is part of a United Nation's campaign called Girl Up, which is dedicated to helping disadvantaged adolescent girls in tough to reach areas. It's just a great cause. We live in a world where equal opportunities are not so equal and people must be actively pushed to allow people to have those opportunities. This presents an opportunity for girls to become global leaders, channel their energies and raise awareness and funds for the U.N. program.
You are involved with a variety of philanthropic activities; can you elaborate on some of them?
Before I got into music, I was a medical student studying to become a doctor and two years into my degree, I had the opportunity to sign a record deal. However, the one thing that never left was this need and desire to do something for humanity, for other people. I was going to spend the rest of my life saving lives and you do not go from there to making music. There is something incomplete there. Early this year I collaborated with the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign and recorded a song called Here's Hope. It is always amazing to know that you are able to touch other people's lives in a positive way.
The best thing about performing live is...
Seeing the crowd's reaction, sharing that moment with you. These people that come to watch you, they chose to be with you. They could have been anywhere else, but they chose to come see you so it is your responsibility to entertain them and send them home with a smile.
What do you think makes a successful album?
I believe in the old school notion that you know an album is successful when you live with it. You don't just skip through start to finish and pick a few favorite tracks but you listen to all the tracks on the album and you keep listening to all the tracks repeatedly. You take it with you everywhere. An album should be an emotional journey.