Juno is an insanely talented guitarist and songwriter with her debut album called Help is Not on the Way. Having worked with some big names including Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony, Erykah Badu, India Arie and more, this new album hits a very personal note.
We talk about how Juno had some preconceived notions of how an album should be in terms of songwriting and production, but our current challenging times threw all that out the window and it worked out for the better.
We start by talking about the track Kitchen from her new album and its inspiration (05:00) and go on to discuss:
- (08:25) Using voice memos to track ideas and melodies
- (11:30) Finishing an album in quarantine
- (20:50) How the production of her album shifted
- (23:00) Social media as a diary
- (28:25) Teaching guitar over Skype
- (31:29) Her unexpected journey to becoming an artist
- (48:35) Not needing permission to create
“There’s certain things that no one can do but you. I think I kept wanting permission from other people to do that thing. It was about me deciding to do as much as I could and whatever I couldn’t to ask for help.”
“There’s something in the frequencies of all the twelve notes we have that do something to us that we can’t even explain. Two people from different worlds can focus on the same thing for one hour because of music.”
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