Budding star Jayme Dee has been racking up views on YouTube for her catchy original tunes and delightful covers. Part of this California girl’s charm is that she doesn’t try too hard and lets her talent speak for itself, which makes her all the more lovable. Cliché first introduced you faithful readers to Jayme Dee back in May, and we just couldn’t wait to bring you some authentic Jayme lovin’, so here’s what she has to say about her mean girls, her love life, and her one true love: making music.
Cliché: When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Jayme Dee: I grew up in a musical household, so I’ve been singing and playing instruments ever since I can remember. Instead of putting me in AYSO, my parents had me take piano lessons. Thanks to them, I’m completely athletically challenged! I can’t recall ever not wanting to pursue music. I feel like it’s in my DNA or something.
C: Since you write your own lyrics to your songs, what inspires you? What is your favorite thing to write about?
JD: Life inspires me! My lyrics are almost always about things that are going on in my life… boys, drama, catty girls, love, & heartache. I like writing about things that I wouldn’t normally want to say out loud to a person. Songwriting gives me a voice that I normally wouldn’t have. It’s my outlet to say whatever I want without getting in trouble for it… until my album comes out, I guess!
C: Do you ever hesitate to put such emotion out there in your music because of the people/situations you write about?
JD: It’s probably the most terrifying thing in the world writing a really honest song and thinking that the person it’s about is going to know it’s about them. Sometimes I wait like, a whole month before showing anyone a song I wrote cause I’m so scared of being vulnerable. So yes, I hesitate a lot!
C: A lot of your growing fan base is made up of young girls like yourself. What kind of advice, love, life, or otherwise, would you give them?
JD: Don’t go for the bad boys… even though it looks like fun, they will almost always break your heart! Girls that are mean to you are usually just jealous of something you have that they don’t, so don’t stoop to their level, the best revenge is for them to see you happy.
C: Is there anything you’re self-conscious about?
JD: Is there anything I’m not self-conscious about?!
C: What is your biggest fear in life?
JD: Failure. I’m most scared of making this epic album that I’m so proud of, then it sells like, 20 copies… and 10 of those were bought by my family members. It’s a recurring nightmare I have sometimes!
C: With your life and career taking off like it is, what or who helps keep you grounded?
JD: Definitely my family. I love working in the studio all day in LA writing and recording, then come down to visit and hang out with my family & eat a home cooked meal off the BBQ. My mom is the best cook!
C: What are your plans for the future?
JD: I really just want to make great music. I don’t want to be a trend, I want to create music that lasts decades, not weeks.