Strangely enough, Jay has never actually taken a formal vocal lesson in his life; however, from a young age he knew he wanted to be a singer: “[ I can remember] sitting in the waiting room of my piano teachers house, waiting for my mom’s piano lessons to be finished. Looking up at a picture on the wall of my music teacher’s son who was in a famous hair metal band at the time and thinking it would be cool if that was my mom with a picture of me on her wall.”
While Jay has loved every minute of his music career so far, he says it is “being able to meet new people” that is what makes his job so amazing.
Read on for College Gloss’s exclusive interview with Jay Loftus...
JL: Passionate, focused, intelligent and talkative.
What are some of your hobbies?
JL: Building things -- model cars, train sets. Reading.
What is your advice for aspiring artists?
JL: If you ever stop either learning or having fun, stop and pick something else.
What was the best advice you were given for your career and how has it helped you?
JL: “A hungry hound hunts best.” I don’t know who originally said that, but the person who told that to me was my father, and it helped me because sometimes you have to put all your eggs in one basket.
How do you want to inspire people with your music?
JL: Not to be afraid to express themselves and say what’s on their mind with the confidence like nobody’s listening (judging).
Who are your favorite singers?
JL: Paul Simon, Rob Thomas, Sara Bareilles.
What is your favorite song right now?
JL: “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons.
What artists do you hope to collaborate with in the future?
JL: Kid Cudi.
What is your musical mantra?
JL: “ Dare to suck.”
Want to learn more about Jay? Be sure to check out his official website for information on his latest songs, videos and music releases!
By: Annie Robinson | Images: Bad Publicity PR