Up and coming pop singer/producer Jack Newsome has recently released his new single “Bellevue” exclusively on Girls’ Life.
At the ripe age of 19, the singer from New Jersey has written a number of songs, but has admitted that “Bellevue” is his most nostalgic.
“‘Bellevue’ is the most sentimental song I’ve written, bar none. To be honest, I had never cried while writing a song until this one. I like to play cool and stay guarded when writing, but I had no walls when I wrote this one,” Newsome began when he was asked about the writing process for the single.
“Bellevue” opens up with a 5-second clip of a motivational speech that Newsome gave when he was a child. It then immediately jumps into a dreamy pop anthem that reminisces on a childhood well missed, but also well appreciated.
“The song is all about driving by the house I grew up on, and remembering when my parents were still married,” confided Newsome.
As a child, the singer would perform for his family, putting on shows in which he would sing and dance. From this, Newsome would go on to be signed to the boy-band NY5 when he was just 15. Then, after a year and a half, the young singer became a member of the international boy-band New District, from which he would split after a year to pursue his solo career and education at the Berklee College of Music. Admittedly, this is when Newsome became nostalgic for his childhood home, something that affects a majority of us when we begin the venture from the familiar for the first time.
Newsome also took the song as a method of furthering his skills as not only a songwriter, but as a producer as well.
“The chorus-style vocals are reminiscent of Imogen Heap, a huge influence of mine. The song sounds good with just a guitar or a piano, but I wanted to liven it up with some electronic production. I wanted to challenge myself as a producer and an artist,” Newsome said.
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