A Conversation with R&B Artist Ty Jouska

Ty Jouska is a newly discovered R&B artist out of Atlanta, Georgia. He recently released his first single, “On The Move.” Ty Jouska has received amazing feedback on his newly released song, landing him on various media outlets.

With his single, “On The Move,” out now, we took some time to hear more from Ty Jouska. Read below to learn more about Ty Jouska, the story behind his single, and what’s to come.

Hi Ty Jouska! Let’s start with how did you get your artist name?

Ty is part of my first name. Jouska means a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head. It’s like a dialogue in your head that you play out, and I use it as a form of bringing things to fruition and staying prepared for the next steps that are coming.

What city are you from and where are you based now?

I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I was born and raised there. I am currently still based here.

At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? How did you get started?

I made music all throughout high school, but I didn’t take it seriously until after I graduated. How I got into music is funny. Back in high school, one of my homies showed me how to make music off of my phone. We would just make music, and send it back and forth to each other. I remember recording songs in my closet holding my headphone microphone up and just raping over beats. After I graduated, I purchased equipment, and started recording from home and learned a lot more about music.

Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?

Definitely, I grew up in a R&B heavy household, and I have an old school family. So many iconic artists were played, and so many different eras of R&B were being played too as a kid. The music just stuck with me. I always had love for music, and I would say being from Atlanta definitely plays a part in that. I had a lot of influences that built me up and lead me to find my sound.

How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?

I have an R&B sound, a lot of people would say a retrospective type of sound because of my voice.

Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?

Yeah man, I grew up playing sports, so basketball is definitely still a hobby for me. I also like watching sports too. I am a big NFL and NBA guy. As far as staying creative, I just look at different forms of art such as film, pictures, and designs just to get a grasp of everything and keep creative thoughts flowing.

Who are some of your main musical influences?

This such a tough question for me. It’s such a vast amount of artist and producers that have influenced me. But to start off, I would say OutKast, Brent Faiyaz, Pharell, Jodeci, and so many more people; it’s honestly tough.

Who would be a dream to collaborate with?

I would say my dream collaboration would probably be with Brent Faiyaz. That’s my guy fasho.

What are some of your future music career goals?

Right now, it is to build a solid fan base, honestly. Down the line, I would love to connect with fans, have meet and greets, pop-up shops, and things like that. I would like to vlog on YouTube as well, and mainly, try to cover all the entertainment aspects for fans and just connect with them deeper.

Now onto your release, “On The Move.” What inspired this song?

I really enjoyed making this song. I honestly heard the beat, and everything just hit me. When I finished the song, I just knew that I had to release it. I have gotten so much great feedback that I am so grateful for!

What is “On The Move” about in your own words?

I would say trying to find a way through daily functions, wanting to make the right decisions at the right time to ultimately achieve financial success.

What is your favorite lyric in “On The Move” and why?

Great question. I will go with, “Ain’t worried ‘bout you or a d*mn thing, you know me I’m tryna get paid.” I think that line is just so relatable for everyone in life, you know everyone is just trying to come up.

What message do you hope fans take away from your music and from “On The Move?”

What I want fans to take away from my music, in general, is just to be you and stay true to who you are, honestly. We live in an era where everyone is trying to be something that they are not.

What’s one of your proudest moments of your music career so far?

Man, just meeting and connecting with great people that care for me. That’s something that I won’t forget and something that you can’t trade anything for.

What would you say are the greatest lessons you’ve learned so far?

I think the greatest lesson I’ve learned is realizing that there’s so much more to learn within music. You can think you know everything that goes on within it, but there’s so much that you don’t know.

What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects that we should be on the lookout for?

Right now, I am focused on getting my solo stuff off the ground. I may have some collabs on the way!

Where can we follow you on social media?

People can follow me everywhere: @tyjouska.

https://www.instagram.com/tyjouska/

https://twitter.com/TyJouska

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