Detroit singer-songwriter Mister Lovemore gives us a wonderfully hip hop and pop style of music in the form of the single “Need You (Mary Jane)” featuring Stewart Hidalgo.
With a nice bass line and strong pop vocals, the artist has made a song that fits both on the dance floor and in our playlists. Mister Lovemore also included a splash of 808s with marijuana-inspired lyrics to match up this banging beat in the production, making things immaculate.
Mister Lovemore had a conversation with us and answered our distinctive 8 Questions. Check it out below.
HYPEFRESH: So tell us, how did it all begin? What encouraged you to start playing and making music?
Mister Lovemore: I’ve always enjoyed music of all genres. I was raised listening to a lot of jazzy Motown vibes from that area, eventually going through my garage band punk phase as a little kid and then genuinely falling in love with melodic hip-hop.
Seeing Eminem perform at Ford Field in 2003 and feeling the energy of the crowd he controlled was extraordinary. At that moment, I wanted to experience that feeling of being a creator, being in the moment, and bringing energy to others.
I started songwriting and recording roughly ten years back as a hobby, eventually started working with a producer for a bit out in Los Angeles, and recently met two amazing musicians through my cannabis career that formed a live band hip-hop crew with me. So taking the years of songwriting, performing, producing, and audio engineering full circle to do everything ourselves is a great feeling!
HYPEFRESH: Talk me through your creative process when you write new music:
Mister Lovemore: The creative process is what everyone wants to know! As if there’s a cheat code, there are plenty of ways to do it, though, and they’re all right:
Writing poetry or stories and then figuring out the vibe/tone would lead you to hear/imagine which instruments would help set that tone while matching the vocal delivery.
Creating a beat loop and humming melodies (typically in the shower or traffic, no joke!) until you find the one. Then you can fill that melody in with words to tell the story.
My newest addition to the repertoire: letting the bass player and drummer catch their groove and add in vocals and other instrumentation after the fact; After all, drum and bass can carry a track by themselves more often than not if the talent is there.
All of the above is enhanced with creative help for our 420-friendly musicians (pretty much everyone!)
HYPEFRESH: Can you tell us about your new single, Need You?
Mister Lovemore: As mentioned, I work in cannabis at Inspire as the SVP of Revenue. We’re one of the largest vape manufacturers in the world, specializing in cannabis vape hardware, so no doubt I needed to create a weed anthem!
Luda and Wiz were always my favorites when it came to such tracks, so I “rolled” out some of my favorite puns and phrases and sang a sweet ballad to Miss Mary Jane.
I co-produced this one with Stewart Hidalgo, who laid down the 808s and helped arrange the track. There will be more fun bangers to smoke coming out soon.
HYPEFRESH: What do you like most about being a music artist?
Mister Lovemore: Making other people feel something! Hopefully, that’s joy, excitement, or happiness, but music is supposed to evoke emotion. When people are dancing, singing along, excited to talk to you after the show, etc., that’s what it’s about. Spreading that love around through the music.
HYPEFRESH: What projects do you have coming up? Can you give us any info on them?
Mister Lovemore: I will release a new single every four weeks or less moving forward!
“Peace Signs” drops on 11/11/22 on all platforms. It’s a song I wrote three years ago; the lyrics are more true today. The song’s premise is that the general public is much quicker to throw up the hand motion of a peace sign while there are no signs of peace anywhere. It’s a message to start focusing on what matters most. Peace and love are the answers for our future.
“You Got it” drops on 12/1/22 on all platforms. This record is bound to get your whole body moving. A combination of house, hip-hop, jazz, and funk. chef’s kiss Link to pre-save on Spotify or Apple, or if you’re curious to check it out, SoundCloud is my spot for people who can’t wait for significant streaming sites to release it through Distrokid!)
I am also working on some music videos soon! Keep an eye on that Link above each month to see which new track is coming next.
HYPEFRESH: Any tips for readers wanting to get into music?
Mister Lovemore: So many labels, websites, pr companies, playlists, bloggers, etc., don’t get lost in the mix thinking one is the best. Just start creating music to see what people think and continue evolving. Take all feedback as a learning lesson, both good and bad feedback. The combination of all those listed above will give you an idea of what your audience is using so you can find them and engage them more. But you’ll never know if you don’t start somewhere by trial and error.
I also want to caution new music artists to be careful with who they trust without contracts/anything in writing. Too often, I’ve heard of people being taken advantage of for their talent, so keep your guard up and don’t sign anything until you completely understand it or someone who does has explained it to you!
Submithub is a great, trustworthy site to submit music tracks and videos for PR/playlisting from credible people and companies.
HYPEFRESH: How do you solve productivity/scheduling problems and reduce overwhelming situations?
Mister Lovemore: Cannabis helps, haha but look, we’re human. It’s just part of life. I try never to get bogged down with negativity. The best move is to continue moving your feet forward at all times. Don’t waste time stressing. Just make moves to get back up.
Everything works out as it should if you keep your energy positive and continue believing in yourself. Being a leader allows others to do the same, believing in you and themselves.
HYPEFRESH: Name Three things you can’t live without when recording in the studio.
Mister Lovemore: Weed, water, and a winning mindset!
Stream “Need You (Mary Jane)” on Spotify