074- “Pearl” by Jonathan Cavier | Pop

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Enjoy listening to this artist's process below:

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Jonathan Cavier, a very experienced musician from Phoenix Arizona is on a mission to reinvent his position in the music industry. Once part of the internationally successful atmospheric pop duo, EyeTalk Jonathan is looking to use the talents formed in his past 10 year and 5 album endeavor to curate his own sound. In this episode (074), Jonathan gives great insight into his unique creative process. Here are the main take aways and resources from our discussion above:

“Pearl” Official Music Video

“January” Official Music Video

Notes about Jonathan Cavier’s general creative process:

  • Likes to write his songs in the winter.
  • He enjoys repurposing old recorded ideas to bring him out of writers block when he cant think of anything new at that moment.
  • Lots of his songs are not “true to his life” because he enjoys making up scenarios or using real scenarios outside of his experience to use as song topics.
  • He likes to create a hybrid of electronic and natural instruments when constructing his songs in the studio.
  • Has built his songwriting technique around the particular combination of gear he is used to using.

Habits outside of music that help him become a better musician and songwriter:

  • Spends his mornings playing tennis or engaging in some kind of physical exercise to get his mind off of everything else and to condition his body for the demands of performing.
  • Tennis allows him to build up a good habit of depending on him to overcome a task or obstacle.

Jonathan’s Inspirators (past and present influences):

Links to Jonathan Cavier:

Official Website

Facebook

Twitter

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I love to enjoy the process behind almost everything. There is so much to learn from in areas where we normally skim over in our fast pace lives. I am a musician, producer, mixer, and songwriter myself that loves to practice the art of hand balancing and push myself with ninja training on my off time. I too struggle with episodes of writers block and other types of creative barriers. I do not consider myself an expert but more of an infinite student that is even willing to learn from the most in-experienced novice. Everyone has something to offer, only some people are willing to listen. Let your voice be heard.

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