interviewed | Jason Kerrison

Best known as the front man of Opshop, and one of my personal Kiwi favorites…  Jason Kerrison has enjoyed both commercial and critical success at the top of the NZ Music Scene. This month, he’s back with his first solo effort, #JKEP1.  We caught up with him to find out more about it…

Can you describe the EP in three words?
Eclectic, Stomp, Pop

How different is the music from your previous releases with Opshop?
I felt with Opshop that as much as I loved playing with the guys I was interested in seeing what kind of music I could produce if my style wasn’t prescribed by the dynamic of three other players. So that means playing with some new synth software. Different keys, production program’s etc. Its enabled a more eclectic sound from what would usually have been expected of me.

You’ve got quite a lot on your plate this year from X-Factor to the release of this EP, performing in Singapore to reaching the finals for an International Songwriting competition… what are you looking forward to the most?
I love the travel, and getting to explore the world. I get to hang out with old friends and meeting new people. Very very cool. The experiences on the way are the fairy dust.

What’s your plan for the new EP? Will you be touring the country?
I’m constantly moving around the country or heading overseas. In terms of a tour to support the #JKEP1 specifically I will probably do that in May, NZ Music Month.

And finally, do you have some words to live by?
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.

#JKEP1 is available from iTunes now!  Buy it here.

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