When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize
you wanted to pursue a career in it?
| feel like as long as my mind will take me back, | was writing original music and
poems to perform in front of my family and friends. Yes | still have those old song
books- and yes, they are hilarious. It sounds cliché, but | really do believe | was
born with this drive and passion to pursue the arts. In terms of music becoming
my career, that mind set happened after | graduated University. My focus is now
my passion, how cool is that?
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
23″ was the age where I started to question my lifestyle and | was feeling too
cought up in the mundane but busy routine | had created for myself. This song
embodies the constant inner narrative in my head of “follow your dreams, go for
it!” and “Let’s be realistic here…” When | wrote it, | finished it quickly- like it was
almost something I had to get off my chest and that had been built up for some
time. That’s why | think it’s so powerful, because it’s so honest.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest
attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
I not only put too much pressure on myself but also put too much on my plate at
the some time. Word of advice, not a good combo. But regardless of how tired |
am or how long of a week it has been, | always find the strength to get things
done. And when it comes to music, you’ve got to put the work in.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
| learned a quote when doing a thesis paper on Saturday Night Live, that in
comedy ”…if you are the funniest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room” I
believe that applies to music as well. If you think you are the best, you aren’t
surrounding yourself with people who challenge you. | believe | have a gift for
writing and performing but you can always learn from the musicians around you,
and boy are their some amazing and talented musicians in Ottawa right now.
What are your plans for the near future?
More collaboration, more practise, more gigs and working with Jason Wilkinson at
Artist Alliance Company ( Young Wild & Free Studios) to produce and release
more music. There is a lot to look forward to.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Jason Wilkinson has helped me bring my small acoustic song to life and has given
me the time and patience | needed to do so. | would recommend him to anyone
needed that extra push to take their music to the next level, he’s incredible. Ryan
Parent- who did my music video for this song- is a creative genius. We worked so
well together and all the hard work paid off, it looks amazing. Thank you to my
family for always supporting my passion to pursue the arts and driving hours to
see my shows whenever | have them. | also have the best friends in the entire
WORLD who not only help promote me, come to every show but also really believe
in me. | don’t know what | would do without them.
tf you could change one thing about the current music industry, what would it
There’s a lyric in my song that goes, “I’m feeling jaded, music scene saturated,
where standing out is in the way”. | think that the ability for everyone, everywhere
to release music on every platform is bittersweet. It’s that struggle to really stand
out as an artist nowadays.
How can fans find you?
i am most active on my Instagram which is @jasmyn_music or you can follow me
on YouTube which is “Jasmyn Gulyas”. | also have Tik Tok which is
@jasmyn_music For upcoming shows, you can check out my website jasmynmusic.com
and | also post my merch on that site as well!