Music Spotlight: JP Saxe
singer-songwriter JP Saxe gives us all the feels with his R&B style, intimate vocals + emotional lyricism. We chatted with him about our favorite track The Few Things, his recent release Both Can Be True: Part 1 + his current tour with Harry hudson.
Asymmetric Magazine: Tell us about your recent release The Few Things featuring Charlotte Lawrence.
JP Saxe: Charlotte’s my friend, and she liked the original version of the song. I think she’s awesome, so I asked her if she wanted to sing it with me, and she was down. I care about that song a lot, and seeing more and more people relate to the love in it makes me the happiest. Vulnerability is hard, melodies are easier, but it seems both bring us a little closer to ourselves and each other.
Vulnerability is hard, melodies are easier, but it seems both bring us a little closer to ourselves and each other.
AM: What about Both Can Be True: Part 1?
JPS: It’s two songs: One from a moment we were together—lost in her and completely disconnected from everything else. That’s called Blurry. The other is called 25 in Barcelona and is from a moment after shit ended, on opposite sides of the world, lost in her and completely disconnected from everything else.
AM: What themes do you typically pursue through your music?
JPS: Honesty—regardless of the subject matter. Just trying to tell the truth. Usually it’s love though. I’m kind of a big fan.
AM: How would you describe your sound?
AM: What other musicians are you currently listening to?
JPS: Phoebe Bridgers, Leon Bridges, Sasha Sloan, Samm Henshaw
AM: Where is one place that you feel completely in touch with your creative self/music?
JPS: It’s more of an internal place then a physical one, but generally pacing around my home at 4:00am.
AM: You're on tour right now with Harry Hudson—how has that been?
JPS: So far, it’s been very pretty, and I’m extremely excited because I love Harry and shows are my favorite part of this whole artist life situation. Also, the trees are changing color, and my Canadian heart misses fall a lot.
// tour dates
November 27 // Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
November 29 // Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
November 30 // Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
December 2 // Washington, DC @ Union Stage
December 4 // New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
December 5 // Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
December 7 // Montreal, Canada @ Le Ministere
December 9 // Toronto, Canada @ The Velvet Underground
December 10 // Detroit, MI @ Shelter
December 11 // Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
December 12 // St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam bar & Hall
December 14 // Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
December 16 // Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court