Coco Jones is on fire and her upcoming album, 'Made Of' will be available in stores on March 12th! During our chat with the singer we learned about the madness that goes on backstage at her concerts and how she got the idea for her single, "Holla At The DJ."
J-14: Tell us about your upcoming album.
Coco: It's going to be similar to the EP except there's going to be a lot more songs. They're going to be really different. You won't even be able to compare them. Not in a way where you're just off track with all these different songs. They'll all have the same theme. The EP is called 'Made Of' like show me what you're made of. It's going to be a description of who I am and the types of styles that I like. Basically like a journal - a
J-14: Tell us about your single, 'Holla At The DJ'.
Coco: 'Holla At The DJ' is actually a funny story of how the song came along. I was on vacation and I went to this teen club. It was me, some of my family, cousins and some of my friends. I was waiting on the DJ to play my favorite song so I went over to him and I was like, "Look I really want you to play this song, so can you play it?" He didn't play it until an hour later and I could finally dance. And I was like this should be a song and that's how the song came along.
J-14: How involved were you in the writing process?
Coco: I wrote a lot and I really have a creative hand over everything. I co-wrote the whole album so I got a lot of opportunity to write. All the songs that are on my EP and my album are basically me.
J-14: What's something that happens in the studio or backstage that would be surprising to readers?
Coco: I'm going to say backstage at the concerts. I did some concerts where I had to change outfits. It's funny because when you're on stage you're like, "Thank you guys, I hope you're ready for the next song!" As soon as nobody sees you, you run and you're taking off your clothes at the same time. It's the craziest thing. It's like a madhouse back there.
J-14: What's the most exciting thing you've gotten to do as a singer?
Coco: The most exciting thing I want to say was performing at the Bahamas. I went for a week and half - me and my entire family. It was a water park mixed with the hotel and mixed with the beach. It was the Atlantis. The best vacation I've ever had. And then all I had to do was sing. I was like, 'I will do this everyday.' It was great.
Are you excited for Coco's new album, 'Made Of?'
Photo courtesy of Laura Knipping/J-14 Magazine.
Written by: Melissa Flores