Continuing our series about European talents, this time we are proud to present an aspiring singer-songwriter from Turkey (currently based in Germany), who goes under the stage name of Jayne Morgan. In her first public interview ever, Kpopeurope had the chance to ask Jayne how she feels about the K-pop phenomenon and how it has been influencing her professional life so far. In addition, we are honored to present some of Jayne’s original K-pop inspired releases.
Kpopeurope: Hi Jayne. We’re very happy to have you here with us for this interview. To begin your introduction to our readers, please tell us where you’re from and how old are you.
Jayne: Hello everyone, I’m very happy to be your guest today. I am 22 years old, born in Germany and Turkish descent. I’m currently living in Germany, near Cologne. Just recently, I’ve decided to pursue my music career full time.
Kpopeurope: What exactly influenced you to start a musical career?
Jayne: Even though I’m the only musician in my family, the wind of life has always directed me towards music. My love towards music pushed me to pursue a musical career, no matter the obstacles and people that tried to stop or hinder me.
I could not give up my desire in any way, it has always been too strong. It’s my calling, it’s something that gives me the reason to live, to wake up and skip sleep, so that I can learn and experience more about music and its business as much as I can.
Jayne: It’s sort of Experimental. I definitely want to direct myself into pop, but currently I’m trying to discover what works best for me and what doesn’t work at all. Thats how I do it with everything. At first, I would experiment in order to find out what works best, then I would make a routine out of it and keep my eyes open to improve it.
Kpopeurope: What is your relation to Korea or K-pop? When did you become interested in Korea as such?
Jayne: It was like a domino effect. In 2009 the Korean entertainment exposed me to a new world. It gave me new ideas on possibilities and my career. It’s exciting. I taught myself to speak Korean, now I even write my own K-pop songs.
To work in the Asian music business is one of my main targets. Currently, I’m collaborating with musicians that are involved in the Korean and Japanese music business, so writing songs for K-pop artists is something that I’m definitely expecting to happen soon.
Kpopeurope: Who are the major Korean celebrities or idols that influenced your life and career and why?
Jayne: I have to say that it was more about the entertainment companies that had the most impact on me. When I had watched the debut show of Big Bang and 2pm, it made me work harder and I decided to seriously pursue a music career. It gave me the idea to make my move towards the Korean entertainment business.
However, If I’d have to specify my idol inspiration, I’d have to say it was 2pm.They influenced me to get into dancing and I have to say that it was not just their music that moved me, it was the feeling that I received from them. The passion, the personalities, the drama in their performances and their flaws, too. Seeing them changing and improving was very interesting. They made me realize how things which aren’t perfect could be even more interesting than things that are just flawless.
Kpopeurope: You are known for raising some interest for yourself among certain K-pop entertainment companies. Please, explain this in more detail.
Jayne: At the end of last year I started to promote myself, spreading my work and contacting people that are engaged in the Korean music business. Because of my ability to speak Korean, I have gained the interest of these people that are connected to the Korean music industry. I’m keeping in contact with them and I hope that I’ll end up writing for one of your favorite artists in the future.
Jayne: In my current songs you can find a bit of every genre. But I usually try to write songs that could match styles or genres of music that are visible and desirable on the Korean and global market at the same time.
Kpopeurope: Do you plan to work as a solo artist or are you considering any kinds of future cooperations?
Jayne: Currently I only aim to work behind the scenes. But as somebody who works behind the scenes I am more open and excited to get more offers and meet new people in the future.
Up until now I’ve been working with people through the internet, but actually, I’d really love to collaborate with songwriters and other musicians personally.
Kpopeurope: Where do you see yourself and the scale of your business in the future? Can you perhaps introduce some of your future plans to us?
Jayne: I am always looking forward to improve and develop more skills and knowledge. I am working on my production skills and in the future, I’d like to offer myself to the music industy as a producer as well. In fact, to work in the Asian music business is my goal, but I am open to other markets too.
In addition, I want to build a big corporation that would operate in several fields of the music business such as music production, publishing, management, scouting or musical education.
Furthermore, someday I hope to be able to be tutored by an expert. My hunger for knowledge is a source of motivation to me, so I hope I can learn even more through somebody mentoring me. I think, I could make my plans a reality a lot faster under such circumstances.
We are thankful to Jayne for conducting this interview with us and for introducing her interesting and unique work, as well as her plans to K-pop fans accross Europe.
If you are interested in Jayne’s work and want to support her or show her some love and encouragement for her current or future projects, feel free to visit her homepage or like her on her Facebook fanpage. Also, be sure to taste some original K-pop tunes by Jayne right below the article.
Jayne Morgan homepage: http://jnemusic.com/music/
Jayne Morgan official FB: https://www.facebook.com/jynemorgan
Responsible for the interview: slavo