The brother-and-sister duo Juna N Joey chatted about their new single “More Than A Maybe” and the digital age.
How did “More Than A Maybe” come about?
Juna: Joey and I write with hit songwriters in Nashville often. On this day, we were with Kayliann Lowe, who sometimes collaborates with her brother, Doug, so she appreciates our sibling harmonies. We also wrote this song with Bill Diluigi, who came up with the idea of writing about young love.
Joey: From there, I just started with the guitar chords, and formed the melody, and we went with the vibe of meeting someone for the first time.
What inspires your music and songwriting?
Juna: I get inspired by listening to artists I love. I understand that songs tell stories, and everyone is living their story every day all around us. I have often written songs inspired by my own experiences or those of my friends and family. Other times, I have no idea where a song comes from-ideas just pop in my head, and I go with it.
Joey: Juna is an amazing lyricist who just flows with ideas. When I write, I focus on the melody first then the story evolves from there. Juna and I write together and with other writers in Nashville and sometimes New York and LA. Lately, I have been writing by myself, and two songs I wrote made our next EP. I am also going to Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, so I think I am gaining skills from that experience.
What do your plans for the future include?
Juna: We are both excited to move on to our next EP and are constantly writing and touring. We are also looking forward to filming new video content for our music.
Joey: We want to record more well-produced music in Nashville and have a lot of tours and press dates. We are also working on perfecting our craft.
How does it feel to be artists in the digital age? (now with streaming and technology Being so prevalent
Juna: On one hand, it is great exposure, and on the other hand, it can be overwhelming at times.
Joey: Technology is constant throughout our day. We put a lot of effort into our social media presence, and it can be a lot to keep up with on a daily basis. At the same time, it would be difficult for fans to find us without it. We enjoy our live streams the most.
Which artists would you like to someday do a dream duet with?
Juna: Wow, I have a list that is constantly growing! I would say, Cody Johnson, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Elton John, and Lady A.
Joey: I would say, Hardy, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Ernest, Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine, Barry Gibb, and so many others.
What does the word success mean to you? (My favorite question)
Juna: To me, success means being on the main stage and having a number one. We hope to get a place in our career where people call us to do gigs and collaborate.
Joey: I agree with what Juna just said, but, in reality, we hope to make a living and still do what we love.
What would you like to tell our readers about “More Than A Maybe”? (what’s the one thing you want them to get out of it)
Juna: It is a song about that first summer love and how there can be that awkward moment when you are unsure if the person feels the same about you. We hope people can relate to that experience!
Joey: Especially for a guy, he is the one that usually initiates the first move, so it can be hard to read if the person feels the same way. It helps when people let guys know how they feel; at least let us know if it is a maybe-a yes would be good too!
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