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It’s pretty crazy right now. I don’t think anyone reading this would argue with that statement. It’s also difficult to look at the positive things going on in the midst of all that id\s happening, but for the past couple of weeks the next artist on Feed the Band has made me laugh and smile more than once. Her own craziness has made this world feel a little less insane and for that I am thankful.
I have been talking to JuJu Rossi for a few months now and to be honest, I did not know how to take her at first. After our first phone call it was clear there were still some things left to unpack. Not knowing it at the time, it was to my benefit to do so. To some, JuJu Rossi would easily be packaged as a pretty blonde that’s entertaining and leave it at that. That’s an easy assumption to make browsing through her social media. She is beautiful and her posts most often are of her and friends doing crazy things. I also bought into the appeal myself, but it was our second interview where my real thoughts on JuJu Rossi were laid out.
Outside JuJu has plenty going for her, but her true driving force comes from within. JuJu Rossi gives one hundred percent to any tasks she takes on. She is always up for a challenge and rarely backs down from a fight. This is her greatest strength, but I imagine has caused her grief a time or two.
During our conversations JuJu often spoke of her latest single “Kissing Strangers” with a large amount of enthusiasm. This is normal for any artist, especially one who was involved in the songwriting process. For JuJu Rossi though, going one hundred percent her limit is rarely ever set.Diving head first she has created a song and music video that puts an extremely fun spin on breakups. I am really looking forward to what comes next.
JuJu Rossi's "Kissing Strangers"
Let’s get to our interview! It’s really a fun time talking to JuJu Rossi. It’s probably the easiest way to get a smile on your face. I also share her love for Italian and created our version of the classic Chicken Florentine. I hope to return the favor and put a smile on her face with this amazing recipe. Please give it a try and look out for our giveaway below. Here is our interview with the amazing JuJu Rossi.
Tell us about your road to Nashville.
I’ve been singing from the time I could talk! So growing up I did talent shows and musicals. I ended up going to college in Indiana and within the first month knew that I was in the wrong place and that I needed to be in Nashville to do what I love. With my parent’s blessing, I moved down to Nashville after my freshman year, and have been writing and performing ever since!
What do you feel are some important things you have learned in the music industry?
You definitely need to be strong in this business because nothing is promised and you can get really hurt. This town has definitely matured me.
Who are your top 3 influences and how did they shape you as an artist?
My number one is Bruce Springsteen and has been since I was little. I just love his songwriting and his stage presence, so I try to take that with me through my career. I also love the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. I strive to get to that level of songwriting some day!
What is the best way to start the day?
I usually like to have a breakfast bar and workout. It really gets my brain moving early morning when I go for a run.
We are always developing recipes here at Southern Fellow. When writing music what recipe do you use?
I usually tend to have a few hooks when I walk into the write, and my cowriters and I will throw out those hooks and see if any stick. Then I like to get the chorus down, and then do the verses for storytelling and furniture.
What is special about the place you grew up?
I love where I grew up because for the majority of the time it’s kinda slow-paced, but at the same time I grew up 45 minutes from New York City, so if we wanted some excitement, we’d take the train in!
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If you wrote a song about food, what would it be about?
Definitely Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Any songs about toxic relationships remind me of my relationship with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
What do you have a strong opinion on?
Mental Health and how it needs to be talked about more. The stigma around having to take medication for mental illness needs to get squashed.
What does the new year look like for you?
More music, music videos, and shows! Hopefully touring a bit in the summer as well!
Try this inspired recipe!
What are some small things that make your day better?
I like when the guy I like’s name pops up on my phone, or when I get to see my best friends and watch the Bachelor with them.
Tell us about your single “Kissing Strangers”.
Kissing Strangers is basically about how there’s a silver lining when a relationship ends, and that silver lining is that now you get to go out and have a good time!
What recipe would you like to see us create for you?
I like anything Italian inspired. I grew up in a very Italian area and just miss the good Italian food so much!
Is there anything else you want your family at Southern Fellow to know?
I have new music coming within the next couple months! (:
I would like to again welcome JuJu Rossi to the Southern Fellow family. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. I hope that recipe inspires you to cook during this time at home. While you are showing off your culinary skills, check out “Kissing Strangers” on your favorite music service including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and YouTube. Thank you for stopping by. We have more music and recipes on the way.
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