'Music is like a drug for me'

Music has always been an outlet for pent-up energies of Jayce Lewis, who describes himself as an intense person.

     He says that he uses his music as a tool to release all his aggression.
      “Music really calms me down. It stabilises my emotions,” Jayce told Metrolife. “Music is like a drug for me. I have to consume it in varied doses to keep my energy under control,” he says.

    Jayce, it seems, was a very hyperactive child.
    He had so much energy as a child that his parents couldn’t think of a better way than divert that energy into something more useful. So they put him into music classes.

Soon, Jayce began strumming the guitar and the child began getting only better. Today, this young man and once restless child, has cut his debut album Chapter that remains on the top of the music charts world over.
Jayce’s music is his interpretation of life and its varied experiences.
    “The good and the bad things that have happened to me as a child, and that continue to happen, I pack them into the lyrics of my music and the tunes vary according to the mood. It could be soothing and soft for a good situation and loud and aggressive for something that’s unpleasant,” he reasons.

Jayce writes on love, romance, violence and of course, recession.
    “Recession has brought out the real side of man. It’s that time when people fight for survival and wouldn’t mind going to any extent to survive,” he reasons. Chapter is about the many people who have influenced and shaped Jayce’s life.

   “There are some people whom I love and cherish till date and there are some others on whom I have closed the book on. Their memories have been erased from my mind forever,” he says.  Jayce doesn’t regret his decision to go solo right at the beginning.

   “You have to be ambitious and extremely confident about yourself and your abilities as a musician. Today we live at a time when even the most successful musicians dislike and hate their own music,” he explains.
Like any other firang, Jayce adores India.

     “It’s a culture that’s infectious. Everything about India has a creative side to it. The people, the songs, movies, dance, food and even the mannerisms,” he observes.

He loves the sound of tabla and says percussion excites him.
   “The sound of the sitar and tabla turn me on and the architecture across the country is stunning,” he signs off.

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