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Hi Anj, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about your new release.
Hello! I’m Anj Jimenez! I’m a singer-songwriter from Laguna. I started writing songs at a young age, and my influences in writing are IU (Korean musician), Yui (Japanese musician), and Yeng Constantino. My genre is mostly Pop/PopRock, but as I journey as an indie musician, I met various artists that helped me to get a taste of different genres, especially EDM.
My new single Higher, is about the people who bring you down with their words, actions, and discrimination. But this shouldn’t discourage you. You have to use this instead as a motivation to keep climbing higher.
Start streaming “Higher” here:
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Nothing specific. I just tried to think of a way to encourage people who experienced bullying and judgment that constantly brought them down. I want to write something that will inspire them. Given the beat/instrumental that DJ Krys Orbeta provided to me, I was able to do that. It was perfect for the fierce concept I had in my mind.
What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
That you are what you are. Don’t let other people discourage you. Always keep your head high. Keep on moving forward. Keep on progressing.
What is your favorite part of the song?
The line that says “When I’m weak, I am stronger.”
It’s actually from the Bible. When I’m at my weakest, I am the strongest. It means that when I’m at my lowest, that’s where I’ll pray the most, and that’s how I am stronger.
Anything else we should know about?
Future releases, that’s for sure. 🙂