THE 10 Qs SERIES
If you’ve not listened to JVNA’s latest single, you are in for something unique. “Play With You” (from her album of the same name) is an energetic techno anthem that’ll have you dancing in no time. Intense, dramatic, and with a mighty beat, it’s the kind of track that turns heads, and it’s just one of 11 new songs from this fantastic artist.
Based in California, JVNA is an American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, performer, and all-around musical mastermind with a massive range of instruments in her repertoire. Known for her love of anime, and particularly for her remixes of anime game soundtracks, her latest work draws on those inspirations to build something bigger and better.
With vital elements of dark fantasy combined with powerful basslines and rap vocals, “Play With You” demonstrates the breadth of JVNA’s creative vision. As her second album to date, it’s unclear whether or not this style will define her work to come, but for now, JVNA has demonstrated that she’s more than got what it takes to step outside the box in a big way.
Having described the project as “a healing journey”, and one that “captures the essence of embracing dark feminine energy”, it’s clear that JVNA feels a close personal connection with her latest work – as all great artists do. Here at Nexus, we were eager to dig deeper into the inspirations behind that work and the process of how it came to be. Read on for the full 10Qs interview!
Q: Before we dig in, what's next for you?
Play With You Album Tour 🙂
Q: What are your thoughts on the meaning of success, and how do you define success for yourself?
Success to me is being happy with myself regardless of where I am in life.
Q: What's the most memorable fan encounter you've ever had?
I was playing a headline show at a club last week and I brought a fan on stage to dance with me. She was wearing my anime jersey and had her nails done in my logo. I was so happy to spend that moment with her it was so much fun!
Q: Where and when would you go if you could travel back in time to any moment in history?
I would love to go see how they built the pyramids in Egypt.
Q: If you could only listen to three songs for the rest of your life, which ones would you choose?
Lana Del Rey – Say Yes To heaven (Anyma Remix)
Blackpink – Pink Venom
Grimes – Shinigami Eyes
Q: What is your philosophy on happiness, and how do you strive to maintain a sense of happiness and well-being?
Happiness is being at peace and having gratitude for everything in your life. happiness is also understanding that life isn’t perfect, and we do need to experience sadness once in a while to understand what happiness is and how grateful we can be when we overcome that.
Q: How do you see dance music evolving in the future?
Q: If you could switch lives with any other celebrity for a week, who would it be?