Montreal, QC-based pop artist Jey Flores released her debut EP, Where I’m Supposed To Be on October 21, 2020. The EP was written and recorded in 2016, in collaboration with producers Bobby John and Murray Daigle. She released two singles, and then in 2017, Jey became a mother and decided to put her music career on hold, but now she has unveiled the release, in hopes to spread a message of self-love, courage, growth, compassion, and confidence for all who seek their own self-discovery.
“’Where I’m Supposed To Be’ is a chronicle of my journey of self-growth. Inspired by relationships I experienced, and finding inner peace in a relationship with myself… it’s an emotional and gratifying ride. This EP embodies a person who has learned a lot of lessons, and chose a path of self-love, strength, confidence, compassion and mindfulness. I’ve had listeners tell me the songs helped them get through their days… which is the reason why I write my music”
Check out the EP below and find out more about Jey Flores via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi everyone! I’m Jey Flores, a pop singer-songwriter from Montreal, Canada. I just released my debut EP called “Where I’m Supposed to Be”, and I’m really excited to share it with the world. I’m the type of artist who wears her heart on her sleeve, full of emotions, and realizations. I’m an advocate for wellness, always striving to promote being the best version of ourselves. Love, honesty, integrity, compassion is what I’m about… good vibes.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
This record is a chronicle of personal growth, going through every emotion, and choosing optimism, strength, and resilience. All of my writing is inspired by personal experiences. This specific record talks about pivotal moments in the last decade of my life. I’ve grown a lot, learned a lot, and I needed to express that because I know other people may have gone through similar things, and can relate. I’ve been told that my music is therapeutic for healing. That’s a compliment to me because I’ve always wanted to help people any way I could.
Writing this record was a really great experience. I wrote it with my co-writer Bobby John, and we made a great team. Sometimes I’d write a poem first, then end up turning into a song. Other times, I just set the tone of the song with whatever I was feeling at that moment. I usually like to sing melodies and record them on my phone and bring it to the studio and match it with the words.
In terms of music style for this EP, you can expect an ambient and airy type of sound, with different elements of electronic music genres. The hooks are catchy and come in really quick, which give it that “pop” style. The music definitely provokes different types of emotions from listeners and immerses them in the songs.
What have you been doing to keep yourself creative during the pandemic?
Just getting back to being creative! I actually wrote and recorded this EP back in 2016, and only released the full EP now. I became a mother in 2017, so it definitely took up 100% of my “me” time (moms, you know what I mean!). It’s hard to get creative when you have no headspace sometimes. Now I’ve been able to get back to doing what I love.
This pandemic has definitely made my family and I spend more time together. I have a three-year-old son who definitely keeps reminding me to stay creative. I love seeing the world through his eyes. He loves music, so I’ve been teaching him about different instruments, letting him listen to different genres as well. We have jam sessions sometimes which is adorable to see and super fun. I’ve recently started taking up the Ukulele because he loves listening to some Hawaiian music. I’m classically trained in piano, so it’s fun to learn a different instrument too!
For the most part, I’m just working on releasing this EP, and getting creative in ways to use my music as part of my philosophy for wellness. I have a business project in the works (related to the “wellness” realm) which is also keeping me busy.
Being a mom, music artist, businesswoman – I think I’ve got my plate full!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I’d say “Love (Like There’s No Tomorrow)”, especially in times like now where the world seems so divided. It promotes love, compassion, empathy, unity, and oneness. It will definitely uplift your spirit – a glimmer of positivity in a very anxious world. There’s a line in the song that says “You found me somehow, no better time than now, we’re in this moment together…. so why don’t we just love like there’s no tomorrow”.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
The Weeknd, Half Moon Run, Celina Wolfe (she’s up and coming guys, look out for this gem!), Sam Roberts Band (gotta support my fellow Montrealers), and so many independent artists I’ve come to meet working behind the scenes in the music industry as well.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.