A soulful Mariah Carey meets a pop version of Lauryn Hill.
If your songs need conscious, but catchy lyrics we need to link up. If your song/s need soulful and powerful, yet comforting vocals, we need to link up!
Warmest greetings. I'm Ja'Neeva.
- I will write full songs for tracks you've created, purchased, or I will write a song for you from scratch.
- I will bring your lyrics to life with my versatile vocals
Send me a note through the contact button above.
Interview with Ja'Neeva
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A project I'm especially proud of is my debut single "Kathy". It is the first song I produced myself.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My debut EP "Burried Thoughts"
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, as I am still relatively new to the SoundBetter community.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. More discrete.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to be as transparent as possible. Always.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music heals, inspires, reassures, and encourages. I love being my own therapist by creating music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you have your own recording equipment. Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I only sing soul or traditional Gospel.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What songs inspired this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Clarify your goals from the start. Be as specific as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop, headphones, mic, pen & paper, speakers
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 5+ years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very very rhythmic. A little sad, but inspiration and solutions to problems are nestled in my lyrics. Sam Smith meets Lauryn Hill meets The Weekend and Khalid.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Bite the bullet and learn Ableton Live software! Also, at least learn the basics of music theory.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: - R&B - contemporary Christian - pop - inspirational
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my broad vocal range.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring accountability, thoughtfulness, soul, and lots of rhythm to a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with an instrument/sound that moves me musically. I am typically by the music before I write any lyrics. Melodic chord progressions get the lyrics flowing every time! I love to layer, layer, LAYER. It's such a beautiful process. I love to layer harmonies and add unique melodies. As a conscious songwriter, the song is complete when an intentional build-up wraps up and drives home the purpose of the song (a call to action).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home Studio (mic, interface, recording and production software, etc.)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: - Deckos - Timbaland - Kanye West - Tinashe
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: - lead vocals - hormonies - hooks - pop - R&B - songwriting