Justin Garner Opens up and Speaks Music, Future Plans, Influences and more | Q&A Session


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Editor: Stanley M. | Date: February 14, 2021

We had the chance to catch up with R&B Sensation Justin Garner for a special impromptu Valentine's Day💗 Q&A session. Garner speaks his musical influences, future plans, and more.



Are you signed or Independent?
I am independent and surrounded by a great team of music professionals with years in the business. Justin Garner LLC is my company and handles all of my artist and business affairs.

Where are you located? And what is your birthplace? I am located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I was born and raised in Plaquemine, LA, which is just 35 minutes from New Orleans.

How old are you? Let’s just say I’m on my grown man status.  
 
Do you write your own music? Yes, I write all of my own music, solely.
 
Tell us about your new song.“Heartthrob” is my new single and it’s a vibe. Produced by Cedric Ivory, the single dropped February 5th and was well received by fans and new listeners alike. The sound is a departure from my typical style and serves as a fresh new start to where I’m at musically. During this pandemic, I’ve grown so much as an artist and songwriter. I used the Tim, while in quarantine, to level up and truly hone into who I wanted to be as an artist and person in general. 
 
Stream/download here: http://ffm.to/heartthrob

What kinda mood are you trying to portray with Heartthrob? I wanted create something people could just vibe and chill to. I want listeners to get lost in the melodies and chords of the song.

Who are your musical influences? So I have tiers to this question! My original influences have always been Micheal Jackson, Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind and Fire. As a child, I was always captivated by their vocal style. My influences today are hands down, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and John Legend. 
 
Justin Garner Opens up and Speaks Music, Future Plans, Influences and more | Q&A Session

How would you define your music? My music is a mix of soul and R&B, with mainstream appeal. My subject matter always relates to true emotions and real life experiences. I make sure that the storytelling behind a song is relatable and honest to those in real life. 

When do you feel the most inspired to create music? I feel most inspired to create music when I’m going through all phases of life; happiness, sadness, indifference. I feel something special is always created from each of those moments.
 
How did you start recording music? Who inspired you to sing? I started recording music, as a sophomore in high school. I can honestly say, I wouldn’t dare let anyone hear those recordings (laughs). Over time, and years, I started to identify my tone and then vocal image of who I was musically. I’ve always been inspired by my late father, who passed when I was 2. He was also an instrumentalist, and the only thing was left to remember him by were old photos and vinyls of his soul band the Rockin’ Imperials. Being only 2 years old, the memories of him are a mystery, so in my musical journey, I try to document as much as possible so that my children, will be able to have tangible memories of me, if something were to ever happen to me. Whew, that was a lot to unpack!
 
What are your future plans? My future plans include a new project, it’s hush hush, but as always PLAYRNB gets the exclusive, and a live-stream event on a much larger scale, in the future.
 
What do you wish to accomplish through your music? I just want to leave my musical footprint that shows people who I am and what my contribution to music is. The storytelling, the music, melodies, vocals, somehow isn’t a priority in music sometimes. For me, it’s everything.
 
What special message would you like to say to your fans? Happy Valentine’s Day to all of the lovers out there. Enjoy this day. And ladies let us pamper you today!

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