Five Questions With Jacob Dsouza

Brantford, ON-based 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Jacob Dsouza has unveiled his new EP, Damage Done. The EP was self-produced and engineered by Jacob himself, features five tracks and follows the previously released Nights In California (Stripped Down).

Having been playing music since 4 years old, Jacob wasn’t just born with music in his bones but has grown up around it. His dad, a musician, performer, and Co-Owner of Avalon Music Academy, and his mom, a die-hard music fan, and C0-Owner of Avalon Music Academy, have raised both him and his sister in music, and have traveled the continent chasing the shows of some of their favourite artists and bands.

Check out the EP below, and find out more about Jacob via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hey, my name is Jacob Dsouza. I’m a 16-year-old songwriter from Brantford, Ontario. During all the lockdowns over the last few years, I’ve had the time to teach myself how to record and produce my own music. I’m excited to share it with the world.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

My upcoming EP is called Damage Done and it will be out across all streaming platforms on April 30th. It was written, produced, and engineered all entirely by me from my bedroom. These songs were inspired by the difficulties of living through a pandemic and how to handle yourself.

When it comes to the global pandemic, how are you keeping yourself out in the public eye while not being able to perform?

On top of being inspired to write during the pandemic, I went live a lot on Instagram and Facebook to continue to engage with fans, friends, and family and share my music with them.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so if you were able to work with ONE fellow Canadian artist, alive or dead, who would you choose?

Ever since I was a little kid I’ve loved Chantal Kreviazuk. My parents listened to her music all the time and it’s always stuck with me. In the weeks leading up to the release of my EP “Nights in California”, Chantal saw me play the title track on a live stream and reached out to me to tell me how much she loved it. Amazing gesture by an amazing songwriter and I’ll never forget it.

What’s your goal for 2022?

Play as many gigs as possible and release as much new music as I can. I really want to put myself out there as much as possible.

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