Interview with talented and gorgeous Jessica May a.k.a Curvy Queen
Today on our Hot Seat we have Jessica May with us. She has impressed even with her very first song ‘Curvy Queen’. Let’s have a chat with her.
Twist Online : Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Jessica May : Hi, My name is Jessica May. By day I am the hard working single mother of three beautiful (and challenging) children. Once I have the kids all tucked in and my day job is over, I work on my music. I am what is referred to as an Indie artist, which means that I don’t fit any particular genre of music or that I record and perform in multiple genres. It has only been a little over a year since I decided to take out my notebook full of songs and let others actually hear them, and it has been quite a year!
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Jessica May : I have always loved to sing. I performed in talent shows all over in my younger days and in high school I was voted “Most likely to appear on Apollo” at our senior banquet and I also sang our class graduation song. Also, I have always written songs and music as a form of therapy, it is my way of getting things out. Due to some extreme circumstances, I quit singing right after high school. I went to college, got married, and became a parent. My responsibilities kept me busy and sidetracked me from my love for music. It wasn’t until after my separation from my husband that I became the photographer for On Top Entertainment. I was taking pictures of artists at their shows, on trips, and while recording. It was at this time that I started writing again and my love for music was reignited. It took me several years to actually put it into motion and record a song, but I think I am proving that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and do what you love.
Twist Online : Your song “Curvy Queen” gave you the name and the fame as well. You must be excited with the response?
Jessica May : Yes! As soon as I wrote “Curvy Queen”, I began using it as a hashtag on all of my posts. I performed it only once and everyone started calling me Curvy Queen. It has very quickly become my new name, and I won’t lie, I love it! The whole idea behind the song is being empowered, owning your size, and being proud of who you are. I feel like this song has even empowered me as an artist and that the message I was putting out there was for myself as much as everyone else. I am thrilled that it has been embraced so well!
Twist Online : Any plans of releasing the video for the track?
Jessica May : Yes!! Being that I am “Jessica May”, I have sort of claimed the month of May. The goal is to release not only the video for “Curvy Queen”, but to release an EPK as well!
Twist Online : What do you enjoy more performing on stage or working in studios?
Jessica May : That is a hard Twist Online! I enjoy both equally I think. Recording is when you get to be creative and try different things to see how they sound. I love the process of walking in with my words on a piece of paper and walking out having those words in a song and the excitement of anticipating sharing this new masterpiece with the public. I love performing because that is when you finally get to share all of that work with everyone else! Even better is when you have performed it a few times and audience members know your song well enough to sing along!
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Jessica May : R&B, but the old school version of R&B from the 80’s and 90’s when it was about love, passion, and told a story.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve as a music artist?
Jessica May : Yes. All artists should set goals for themselves, it is what keeps us moving forward. I set a series of goals rather than one large goal. Releasing my music video and an EPK is my current goal, and once I have succeeded in doing this there will be something else to work towards. I guess my ultimate goal is too keep achieving the goals I set for myself, keep moving forward, and see just how far it can bring me.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Jessica May : Yes! I cannot delve into details as of yet, but I am particularly excited to get my newest recorded song out there. It is my first “club banger” and I just know it is going to be so fun to perform. Also, recently I and my #CurvyCrew members have been sponsored by an amazing clothing line out of New Orleans representing their “Durdy Souf” clothing line and I am excited to see what comes of it! My #CurvyCrew has also come together quite nicely, and each of them has been putting in work for me and with me daily! Now that my support team is complete, I feel like the sky is the limit for us.
Twist Online : Are you active on social media? What’s the best way to follow you online?
Jessica May :Yes! I am quite active indeed! You can follow me on Twitter @jessicamay_82 or Facebook @Jessica May or Instagram @curvyqueen_jmay and you can follow my vlogs on youtube @Curvy Queen Vlogs.