R&B/Soul hit maker Saint Jaimz makes a comeback with his remake of the timeless 90’s smash hit “Gentle (Calling Your Name)” by Frederick. The record was created by him and his production team at “Household Entertainment” and re-invents the classic record with slick, modern production techniques. Featuring the lush, soulful vocals of R&B singer “Sene” , the raw, emotional love anthem was a group effort between a number of producers at Household Entertainment and original composer Jerry Mims.
The release comes after decades of diligent work making a name for himself in the worldwide music industry. The multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and CEO first got his start in the business in the Army, where he would perform and record. He caught the attention of the wider music industry from a military talent show in Germany and has since been releasing countless well-received throwback hits.
Saint Jaimz‘s timeless voice is bound to blast you back to the iconic sound of 90’s R&B. The Chicago-born musician takes a highly creative approach to music — adding his own innovative spin on the popular stylings of the genre.
Saint Jaimz innate ability to bring back to life the classic sound of R&B, has seen him gain the attention of fans, critics and moguls from every kind of genre.
Noting that he doesn’t just make “love songs” he created “LIFE songs”. The kind of tracks that can be returned to again and again for timeless joy and wisdom for years to come.
Have you always been interested in music?
What is your story and how did you start making music?
Yes, I began loving music by spending lots of time with my grandmother who was her church choir soloist. Monday through Saturday she would be focused on the likes of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, James Brown, and The Temptations.. BUT! come Sunday I better not make her late for church! (SMILE!)
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look forward to?
Yes, I’m currently working on an EP. with Six (6) Cover Songs with my own interpretation vocally and in arrangement of these Throwback Records.. The Title of the EP. is: Throwback the Covers Vol. 1 (R&B) Drops October 23, 2020 on all digital platforms..
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Keeping up with The music industry‘s ever-challenging change in demands and evolving criteria for the so-called blueprint for success to be an artist or musician!
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical songwriting process?
I start with a melody I hear from tracks by my team of producers, or my own production ideas and we produce the track first, and then we find vocal melodies to lay as demo vocals to establish melody and movement then we lay words in where the melody once was to create a vibe and mood to the sounds and direction of the music.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Obviously the Internet has affected commerce and industry tremendously in all aspects of business, but to me, the music industry has really been reimagined since the internet has created a multitude of ways people can create and consume music.
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist?
Joe, Tank, Quincy Jones, and Usher.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was in the military for 16 years a host of career moves including but not limited to a social worker process server, and the director of the boys and girls club I also have an MBA that I attempt to put to good use learning the Music Business.
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow in your footsteps?
If anything make sure your Work Ethic is strong! The underlying question is: “HOW BAD DO YOU WANT TO SUCCEED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY”?? You’re going to have to OUT-WORK the competition and your peers!
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
Human Greed and the Hubris that Fame, Fortune, and the POWER and INFLUENCE that music has on people.
How do you feel about originality?
I think Originality in the music industry only happens when the artist and their originality rises to the top and they break through to mainstream success! Otherwise the music industry focuses on whatever the sound, style, and formula that generates the most revenue. I often think that the powers that be who control the Mass Media and the Medium of music, only care about the revenue and not the VENUE! I think a lot of artist these days sound exactly how the label wants. It seems today people like the cookie-cutter sound of music instead of originality.
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something that you would like to add?
I’m not only an Artist, I am also a SongWriter, Producer, and CEO of my own Independent Entertainment Company called Household Name Entertainment.