Jauston Carter is a singer/songwriter who has been doing music for 3 years now.
“I started off doing lots of music covers and I say about two years ago is when I started writing and releasing original songs. I still do music covers to this day. Making music is something I’ve always wanted to do. It is my therapist, my salvation, and my peace. I am a singer only. I really hope you and everyone else enjoy and take the time to listen to my music. I like to go by President Carter! And go check out my social media sites!”
Lisa: Hi Jauston! Growing up, how important was music in your life?
Jauston: Singing has always been something I’ve always loved to do. Music will always be my salvation. Whenever I’m depressed or upset about anything I would just go and write a song and record it in my home studio.
Lisa: Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician?
Jauston: I’d probably say when I first started college in 2017.
Lisa: Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?
Jauston: It was difficult because I had no knowledge of how to make music at all. And when I started singing I wasn’t very good at it until I kept practicing everyday nonstop. I wasn’t afraid to let people hear me sing. I was just confused on how to even make music or even write a song. I was a complete novice. But later down the road I gain more and more knowledge on what equipment to buy, how to get better on my singing, and how to put my music out there like on all platforms.
Lisa: Would you walk me through the process on one of the ideas that became a song?
Jauston: My very first song “That’s Facts” was something I seen and went through all the time. I had no idea were to start on the song. It was a great beat but I didn’t know what to write until one of my friends suggested I should just write how I feel and what I go through in life. Once I listened to the beat more it came to me. I wrote about how girls will always say they want a good guy in they life but when one comes around they just ignore them and treat them like trash. And girls wonder why they get heartbroken so many times. Because they go for these thugs that don’t care about girls feelings at all. Same goes for guys. Wasn’t targeting just females. Its for everyone. And that’s how my first song “That’s Facts” came to life.
Lisa: How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Jauston: I’d say it’s a little different than you expect. It’s something people can relate to and vibe to. Especially with my original songs I wrote.
Lisa: Do you get creative blocks? If so, what do you do to move past them?
Jauston: I do. To get past them I would just relax and take a break for as long as I need. Sometimes I would surround myself with friends just to get my ideas back. Writing a song can sometimes require you being out and about just to see how people lives are and how your living your own.
Lisa: What types of change do you feel your music can initiate?
Jauston: I hope that my music can initiate how people feel in a certain moment in life. If someone’s having a bad day I would hope they sit down and listen to my music just so they can have a smile on there face. Happiness and understanding is all I want people to get from my music. Something relatable and heartwarming.
Lisa: I really enjoyed listening to your new single “Sick of It” Where did you get inspiration to write it?
Jauston: I’m really glad you enjoyed “Sick of It” it is something I actually wrote in one night while I was at work. I have been heartbroken a lot in my life and I just wanted to tell people that I’m sick of it. I have been cheated on and lied to by many females. Most of them never cared about my feelings. Not all but some girls don’t want nice guys nowadays. They want mean, hood, toxic type men. Knowing that they’ll treat them wrong, girls still go crazy for them. I was really trying to send a message to everyone that I’m sick of all these hoes. I just want a nice girl that will give me respect and a girl who actually wants a serious relationship instead of just fooling around messing with guys feelings. That’s what inspired me to write my new single “Sick of It” A little similar to my first song “That’s Facts” but more information added to it.
Lisa: You also do covers, I love the uniqueness of how you’re doing that. What are some of your biggest musical influences?
Jauston: Thank you so much! Music covers is really how I started off. My first music cover I ever done was Chris Brown – New Flame and people loved it!! One of my biggest influences are these great artists. I don’t have a favorite but here are some people that inspired me to make music. August Alsina, Eazy-E, Conor Maynard, William Singe, Alex Aiono, DDG, Drake, Chris Brown and there are more but it’s a long list. But these are one of the main artists that inspired me to make music.
Lisa: Are you planning to collaborate with any other artist?
Jauston: I am but not now. I want to wait until I have a good fan base going and then I’ll collaborate with other artists.
Lisa: What does your curiosity look like? How do you explore things?
Jauston: I really just watch other artist and study them just to understand how it is to be in the industry and do lots of research on how to get better at this or that. I’ve had a good bit of people teaching me how everything works when it comes to music.
Lisa: What can we expect from you in the future?
Jauston: Definitely more and more original songs . I will still do music covers as always because I absolutely love it. I want to aim more on original songs so the audience can have a better understanding if how I am as a writer and as a person.
Lisa: At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
Jauston: I want people to have an understanding of different situations in life. Whether it’s love, depression, stress, happiness, or anything. I want them to vibe and be happy when they listen to my music but I also want them to understand and feel where I’m coming from when it comes to my original songs. My music cover are just covers I want people to vibe to because they most like know the song already.