And like every other musician Cjae grew up singing in the church, choir at a tender age but according to the singer, “he started writing music out of fun and progressively getting better as he go along. And it wasn’t After he finished secondary school and met the musical scientist Orvell “Skyper De Scientist” Christopher one of Grenada’s skillful producer when it comes to other genre of music besides our norm Soca he started taking music seriously, and from since then it has been a learning experience getting better year after year.”
According to Cjae “some of his inspiration comes from growing up listening to a lot of soulful music like Boyz II Men, Barry White and a lot of old skool R&B, but in terms of him portraying his music style and what influences it are things he can personally relates to, because it’s kind of hard writing about things you doesn’t know.”
Unlike most musician who do music full times, Cjae Currently has a job and still peruses his music career. And though the singer says it not easy, he continues to remain focused. He says because you spend 8 hours at work which can be mentally draining and then you have to come home and work on your craft, according to him some days he can’t even do anything because he is too tired from having a hectic day, but he try to work through all the obstacles and make tremendous use of the weekends for his music.
Although the artiste would like to do music full time “he says sometimes you have to do what you got to do until you can do what you love.”
The singer who is finally getting out of his comfort zone and breaking out of the shell of shyness, has recently started doing live performances at the Le Chateau Restaurant & Bar every Wednesday from 7:30 PM and he says the feedback and encouragement is great and that in itself motivates him to continue pushing on.
Accoring to Cjae he is hoping to reach a point where he can write for other people or even some of the bigger names in music while he works on himself as an artiste, because he wants when he is putting his work out there, that it a true reflection of him and where he is at, and continue writing good music and getting his name out there, travel, perform and do tours.
The singer describes his type of music as saying “it’s a blend between that old skool harmony and flow but with a modern twist to it.”
With hope and aspiration, Cjae would like to win a Grammy Award but more importantly “he would love to put Grenada on the map in term of music besides the Soca genre, just to open some doors for those to come.”
The singer is currently working on an R&B mixtape with his producer Skyper De Scientist. He is also working with a foreign sound engineer, trying to get his name and music to some record labels in the US.
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