So what’s subsequent in your plate? Is there something you possibly can share?

The subsequent few weeks are usually not so loopy as a result of “Kipo,” “M.O.D.O.Okay.,” “Hit-Monkey,” and a pair different issues that I did have been all in a row. So I have not had an enormous break in a short while. So I’m taking slightly time to update my studio, update my pc, all this stuff that have to be finished each occasionally.

I’m beginning a characteristic film that’s reside motion, however I can not share but what it’s, as a result of you understand how it’s, but it surely’s a reside motion characteristic film. It’s sort of a dramedy. So it is very completely different to the issues that I’ve been doing and it is for one among these streaming platforms. So it will be there, I believe in all probability both in the summertime or fall of subsequent yr, however we’re going to be scoring it up till about April, I believe.

And then after that, I’m going to be beginning a present, the … once more, I can not say very a lot, however it should be on Nickelodeon and Paramount Plus. I believe I can share that, which is my first time working with them. So I’m excited about that, but it surely’s with some folks I’ve already labored with earlier than.

So yeah, that is what’s on my plate for subsequent yr as of now and the remainder, yeah, I’d in all probability … Like I mentioned, I’m attempting to be slightly selective, simply choosing initiatives that talk to me and issues that I really feel are transferring my profession in a course that I need. So I do have a little bit of time if one thing like that comes up and I’m attempting to demo for some issues, however as of now, I haven’t got a ton absolutely on my schedule, but it surely’s additionally the top of the yr. So issues actually heat up often once we come again in January.

Okay. So my closing query for you.┬áThis goes to be fully out of the left discipline, however “La La Land” … along with your jazz experience, the central query of that movie, there is a kind of “trendy jazz versus conventional jazz” debate sort of occurring … What was your private takeaway from the movie?

That’s a really attention-grabbing query. [laughs] I really, I do not know if you happen to noticed possibly on my bio, however I’ve a jazz background myself. I went to highschool for jazz research in North Texas. I believe I’m extra of, in that sense, I’m slightly extra group John Legend┬ápersonally.

I really feel like jazz is an especially wealthy artwork type and that is why I studied it and I nonetheless admire it a lot, however I’m of the group that I really feel like, that music occurred for a motive and our job, extra than simply replicating and being extraordinarily purist about it, I really feel like our era can simply take that and transfer it someplace else. So I’d say I’m extra of that group, though I do assume it is necessary to maintain the custom. So I like musicians which are so meticulous about sustaining the artwork of Coltrane and Charlie Parker alive. And I believe that there is a large worth about that simply as there is a worth in museums displaying artwork by Monnet and all this stuff. I believe there is a worth in custom and safekeeping of that.

But normally, and for myself, I’m extra group John Legend within the sense that I need to modernize issues and make it extra accessible to folks. And I believe as musicians, I’m of the mindset, I’m not simply writing music for myself. I do know that there is a college of those who say, it is best to simply do all the pieces for your self. I love to do issues for folks as properly. I get gratification by seeing folks benefit from the initiatives I’m working with, whether or not it’s a film or a TV present or only a music album. I like that. I wish to share it. I wish to see folks having fun with the music. So a part of what I do, I attempt to at all times maintain it in thoughts. I’m doing this for different folks too. So that is sort of my mindset.

“Hit-Monkey” is offered now on Hulu.

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