We caught up with Performance poet, singer-songwriter,
beat maker and sometimes workshop facilitator Jorgen Gario aka Unom JG about his new release with UK Label At Swim Music, a soul soothing downtempo track titled “Last Tuesday’s Warp“.
Unom JG combines spoken word, sweet soulful melodies and chilled beats for his signature sound. He has performed his poetry all over the world and also formed The Netherlands first Poetry Performance Collective.
His latest release is meditative ; a hypnotic track inspired by water and it’s ability to shape itself through whichever medium it runs through,its gentle power and undeniable timeless importance.
A very exciting multi-talented artist,carry on reading to find out more about him …
YMX: Hey Unom JG, how is it going? some of our readers might not be familiar with your project, how would describe yourself, in a few words?
UNOM JG: I would describe it as Honest, Calm and determined.
YMX: Your current work is the result of a long journey; What first drew you to making music?
UNOM JG: While, I tried a lot of other things and the one thing that always made me and others happy was me writing poems and making music
YMX: What would be your dream collaboration?
UNOM JG: I would say Flying Lotus, Bonobo, WondaGurl, Meshell Ndegeocello and Sade.
YMX:You recently released LAST TUESDAY’S WARP. Can you tell us how that project came about?
Unom JG: ‘Last Tuesdays Warp’ is a song created in a time where I was in search of an abundance pure hope I could share. It had been a year since I quit my part time job and the freedom was sweet and also unnerving at times. With every choice I made to do what I live for and love, I got confirmation that I was on the right clandestine path to a safe place to cultivate this hope I was seeking. The sounds are designed to lead the listener.
YMX:What inspires your songwriting work?
Unom JG: The emotion that holds me while I am feeling still. These moments when everything is moving and I decide to stop and look at all that is moving
YMX: We are all missing live music at the moment. Once on the other side, which music venue would you choose for your first gig?
Unom JG: Glastonbury!. I would enjoy performing this song for crowd that lay down and close their eyes as this song sweeps them away
YMX: What’s your band strategy in terms of music promotion? Direct-2-fans or via the “big dogs”?
Unom JG: A bit of both. I am collaborating with the great UK based label At Swim music on the release and promotion this track.
YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future? (releases, gigs etc.)
Unom JG:I hope to release a music video for this track in the coming months and then to release my second single once again supported by At Swim music. During this time I will performing poetry and doing shows here in the Netherlands, Cyprus and Hungary with various creative groups and initiatives. The first project is called Sites of Memory (https://en.sitesofmemory.nl/) and the other is called Rehearsing the Revolution (https://www.rehearsingtherevolution.org/).
Well we can’t wait for your next release and to see the new video. Thanks for talking to us!
You can listen to Unom JG’s “Last Tuesday’s Warp” here: