Riding high on the success of his recent album Whitsitt Chapel, which was released in June, Jelly Roll is already preparing to bless his fans with more music in 2024. In a recent interview with The New York Times’ Popcast, the talented artist, also known as Jason DeFord, announced his plans to release music at a faster pace, adopting the style of his hip-hop counterparts.
Inspired by the abundance of talented artists in the industry, Jelly Roll explained, “This was my philosophy coming into the music game because of all the inspirations I had. I wanted to put music out like a hip-hop guy, and I’ll do that in ’24. I’ll put out a lot of music.”
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Fans might wonder why there wasn’t a flood of new music from Jelly Roll in 2023. Well, the artist revealed that he consciously chose to focus on creating a meaningful piece of art.
That artistic endeavor was Whitsitt Chapel, an album that resonates deeply with listeners and features the Grammy-nominated hit duet “Save Me” with Lainey Wilson. In fact, Jelly Roll has also been nominated for Best New Artist at the upcoming awards show.
When asked about his musical philosophy going forward, Jelly Roll emphasized, “I want to release music like a hip-hop artist. I want to write songs like a country music songwriter.”
Drawing inspiration from prolific songwriters in the country music scene, he expressed his desire to capture the essence of storytelling in his music. And while he plans to embrace the pace of a hip-hop artist, Jelly Roll wants to tour like a true rock and roll act, bringing his music to his dedicated fanbase.
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When it comes to the sound of his next album, Jelly Roll assured fans that it will be a reflection of his personal experiences and the world that surrounds him. Opening up about the ongoing drug epidemic in his hometown of Nashville, he said:
“I think that it’ll always be a mix of where I’m at and what I still see because what hasn’t changed this year is that Davidson County had the second-highest overdoses in America. That’s my city. That’s Nashville. In America. The second of all metropolises.”
His music will continue to shed light on these pressing issues, along with delving into his own inner demons. Despite his seemingly jolly disposition, Jelly Roll admitted that there’s a darkness inside him that serves as fuel for his music. “It’s the scariest place on earth for me. I dread going to sleep every night. The ghosts are there,” he confessed.
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Interestingly, Jelly Roll’s upcoming album is also influenced by his loving marriage to Bunnie XO (Bunnie DeFord). He expressed his deep love for his wife and revealed that the album will feature a few love songs that authentically represent who he is as an artist.
Additionally, he expressed his desire for a big wedding song, as his music has often explored more somber themes. He hopes to showcase the highs in life and strike a balance in his musical narratives while staying true to his core audience.
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Looking ahead to 2024, Jelly Roll is set to kick off the year with a performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Joined by his wife, Bunnie XO, who will introduce his performance, Jelly Roll will captivate audiences as they transition from one year to the next.
Moreover, he recently achieved his third No.1 hit on Country radio with “Save Me” featuring Lainey Wilson and is gearing up to release his new single, “Halfway To Hell,” on Country radio next year. It’s safe to say that Jelly Roll’s star is on the rise, and he’s excited to embark on this journey with his loyal fans.
While he currently doesn’t have a 2024 tour announced, Jelly Roll will be performing at various festivals throughout the year, including Crash My Playa,