Meet Jan Dready, the next breakout artist to look out for this year! Last week I got the chance to sit down with him for a one-on-one interview. In May he dropped his summer hit “Blue Face.” With the buzz from his single… he is getting attention from Hot 97 where he earned 9th place out of 100 contestants in the “Who’s Next” competition. He is also one of the top competitors in this year’s Coast to Coast lineup. Here is what he had say!
1. What got you into music?
My uncle Roger. He was very musically gifted. He would always dance and sing around the house. He was like an older brother to me.
2. Which artists would you like to collaborate with?
Post Malone, Chris Brown, Kid Cudi, Kanye, Sabrina Claudio… there’s too many to name!
3. If you can have your fans remember one thing about you, what would it be?
How great of an actual human being I was!
4. If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Always stick to what you want and don’t let the opinions of others alter your true destiny.
5. What instruments do you play?
My vocals and I’m currently learning guitar.
6. Which artists inspire you the most?
Kid Cudi, Kanye, and Nipsey Hussle
7. What artists have you learned from and what did they teach you?
I learned a lot from Nipsey Hussle. Mostly on how to be self-sufficient and have follow through.
8. Who are your favorite artists/what are your favorite albums?
Nipsey Hussle’s “Crenshaw” and Kid Cudi’s “Man on the Moon”
9. What advice do you have for new/upcoming artists?
Be as different as possible.
10. What do you enjoy the most about being an artist/songwriter?
The reaction of my fans and how my music affects them.
11. What next is coming in the upcoming months?
Just keeping my head down and focusing on the elevation of my brand. Also more music is on the way!
12. How did you learn to sing/write/play instruments?
When I was really young I started going to Southend Boys & Girls Club where a lady named Demmarie noticed my talent. She formulated a group around me where I would always be front and center. We performed all over, even out of state. I learned how to sing and write on my own from that experience. And now I am teaching myself how to play the guitar.
13. What is one thing you would like to change about the music industry?
How fickle it is.
14. What is the story behind your name?
My first name is Jan (pronounced John), it stems from the French language where I have family ties. Dready comes from the style of my hair.
15. Describe your sound.
Jan Dready’s fans are all rooting to see him win the Coast to Coast tour! We cannot wait to hear his new music! Be on the lookout! His music is available on all social media platforms:
Apple Music: Jan Dready
Spotify: Jan Dready
Soundcloud: Jan Dready
YouTube: Jan Dready