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article imageJake Miller talks new single, influences and upcoming concerts Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 18, 2014 in Music
Huntington - Warner Bros. recording artist and rapper Jake Miller chatted about his show at The Paramount in New York, his new single "First Flight Home," his musical influences and future plans.
Most recently, the talented 21-year-old rapper made Digital Journal's Top 10 "Pop Music Acts to Watch in 2014" list, and rightfully so.
Tonight, he will be playing at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, and he is excited to be back there. "It feels great. I love The Paramount. We were there on tour a few months ago, and it was just a great venue and the fans showed up and it was sold-out, so hopefully tonight will be the same story," he said.
Speaking of The Paramount, Miller will be sharing the stage with Nick Tangorra and his band, which he dubs as an "awesome" feeling. "They are great guys," he said, complimenting the Nick Tangorra Band.
On August 23, he will be in Jackson, New Jersey, performing at Six Flags Great Adventure. "That's going to be a great show," he hinted. "There are so many venues that are historic, that I used to go to as a kid to watch shows, so it's a great feeling to play there."
Regarding his latest single "First Flight Home," he remarked, "I was in Los Angeles at the time, and at that point, I hadn't been home in a few months. I wrote the song basically about wanting to come home and surprise my family because I hadn't seen them in a while. That's what inspired the song and it's a very relatable song. Obviously, everybody has missed something in their life and that's why I made the music video revolve around me and my story, and it shows other people's stories as well. It's a really cool song and I've only performed it a few times, so I cannot wait to perform it tonight at The Paramount."
Over the course of his career, Miller has toured with Cody Simpson, We The Kings, Jason Derulo, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship, Sammy Adams, Austin Mahone, among others. "We have pretty much performed with everybody on my iPod at this point. It's really cool to play with people that I grew up listening to, and it's cool to meet them after the shows. They are no longer my idols, they are more like my peers and at times, even my competition, so it's cool."
Miller foreshadowed that in the near future, he will be recording a lot, and he will have a new album at some point next year. "There will be a lot of new music and new music videos, and hopefully a tour when the album drops," he said.
Most recently, Miller's Time Square Takeover webisode premiered on Friday, August 15, and it may be seen below:
The Florida native listed to Drake, Big Sean, John Mayer and Eminem as his greatest musical influences. "Eminem inspired my love for hip hop," he said.
Although he does not have much spare time, he enjoys "going to the gym, playing basketball and spending time with friends."
For hopefuls who wish to go into music professionally, he said, "Put as many videos on YouTube as possible, and just keep putting out content and videos, no matter if it is music, or videos of yourself, to let the world fall in love with you as a person."
He concluded by revealing his definition of the word success. "Success means making a positive difference in people's minds and in the world and trying to help people through my music, and get them through the hard times. That is why I write music that is inspirational and deep, so if I can do that, it's pretty cool."
For more information on Jake Miller and his upcoming gigs, visit his official website.
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