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Grammy Nominated Songwriter Justin Love Talks Music Video for Single ‘Bad Mind’

May 15, 20193 min read

Since co-writing H.E.R.’s single “Focus”, which was nominated for Best R&B Song at the Grammys this year, Justin Love has been hard at work on his other music. Most recently, Love released the music video for his single “Bad Mind”, which narrates a rocky relationship.

Not only is the talented songwriter authentic but he’s dedicated to doing what he loves. I had the opportunity to chat with the artist about the “Bad Mind” music video and some of his career highlights thus far.

Ariel Zedric: Tell me about the inspiration behind your single, “Bad Mind”.

Justin Love: The beat made me tap into a Jamaican Patwa. During my last relationship, we were both in our bad minds.

How is it different and similar to your previous tracks?

I have never really done anything with a reggae bounce so this was my opportunity to showcase what I can do in this genre of music

What was your favorite part about filming the music video?

I had an opportunity to evoke my emotions through the art of acting. I also liked that the video was set in Brooklyn so it gave it some authenticity

You’re one of the best songwriters in the industry, walk me through your writing process. Do you have a favorite place to go and write?

I sing into my voice memos. I come up with a melody and I find the words that express how I feel with that particular production

Talk a little bit about the role music has played in your life, not only from a career standpoint but how it’s influenced you as a person.

Without music, not sure if I would be here today to do this interview. It has played such a pivotal role in my life.

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Tell me about a moment in your career that left you satisfied or proud.

Seeing my name on the Grammy ballot. Also attending the ceremony with my mother was such a dope experience.

Do you have any advice for young aspiring artists?

Don’t focus on the love or the hate… focus on what you need to do next. Work on your craft and set short and long term goals.

Any last thoughts?

Don’t do something just to be popping… do what you love.

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Ariel Zedric

Ariel Zedric is a student at Tufts University. When she's not studying, you can find her wandering around on her blog at Contact via email at [email protected] or on Twitter or Instagram @arielzedric