Yasmin Jane is a musician who has not only been supported by BBC Introducing but she has already been working with cool powerhouse labels such as Ninja Tunes, and producers from Sony, Warner and Universal. She has just released new single, Come A Little Closer and spoke with The Fountain about the single and her plans for the year.
TF: A new single release, how exciting, what can we expect from Come A Little Closer?
Thank you! Yes, it’s very exciting to put out your music to the world 🙂 Come A Little Closer is the follow up to my first single, Cute You Think That. It’s also got a remix EP which has made it to the top fifteen in the club charts.
Come A Little Closer is a personal song to me, which I wrote about a relationship. It’s about knowing a relationship is coming to an end, but it’s not a bad one. It’s about a good relationship which just doesn’t work, which I think is actually much harder to let go of , it’s much easier to move on if you hate someone! (I mean it’s never easy when a relationship ends, but it’s easier to move on when they’ve done something wrong or there’s bad feelings there cause that hate kicks in) . It’s that point where you’ve tried so much, but you have to just remember it’s better to have loved and lost than to never love at all, cherish all the good times and accept it’s time to say goodbye. It’s that nostalgic feeling that reminds us we will always have the memories if we want them, a piece of that love will stay for as long you want to remember.
TF: What else can we expect this year from the band, a new EP, or LP?
I will be releasing my next single sometime in May hopefully, I am working with new producers to create an EP but my main focus is to do lots of gigs. I’m in the process of finalising a mini UK tour at the moment but lots of acoustic sessions and festivals in the pipeline.
TF: What has it been like to be supported by BBC Introducing?
It has been amazing I was told the song was played on BBC introducing and then suddenly it was made record of the week! It was very overwhelming, it all happened so quickly like a whirlwind, the most exciting thing was getting played on daytime radio alongside some of my favourite artists Blondie and The1975.
TF: Are you performing in Scotland anytime soon, will we have the pleasure?
Ah I haven’t got any dates set yet, but would definitely love to, I love Scotland, the scenery is just beautiful. I will never forget when I watched the movie about Greyfriars Bobby, what a beautiful amazing story, I will speak to my team and have a look into how to make that happen as part of my tour.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
I loved performing at Cargo in Shoreditch, The acoustics were unbelievable and the atmosphere was amazing, I love performing for a crowd that are having the best time and sing your song back to you. It’s a feeling out of this world, that I can’t explain.