Five Questions With Jessica Ashley: "I'm a Belieber!"
5) Have you ever thought of a song in an odd or crazy place outside of the studio?
"I was actually at the dentist last week, and I had this melody in my head the whole time, and suddenly it came to me. You know when you're on that laughing gas and you're a little loopy? And I'm thinking of it and I told the dentist, 'You need to stop. You need to take out my cell phone!' I write it in the notes section of the IPhone and I write the lyrics."
4) What was it like getting the opportunity to write a song for JoJo?
"I didn't expect it at all. We [actually] wrote it for my project. It's called 'Limbo,' and it was so true to what I was feeling at the time. About a week or so later, the producer called me and was like, 'JoJo loves your record and she wants to record it,' and I was like, 'What?!' A week later, I heard her version, and I was so impressed. And she is a wonderful artist, so it was amazing."
3) How does it feel to be called "the next Mariah Carey?"
"It feels great, but it's something that is a lot to live up to, and I hope that I just do what I do and people relate to it in whatever way. I look up to her in every regard---her style, her vocals, her music, her writing, everything. She was always graceful, always humble, always kind, and her music was always touching. Beyoncé is the ultimate performer, so I look up to her, and also Alicia Keys because I love playing the piano. They're all different and they're all incredible."
2) What is something that your fans don't know about you?
"My fans don't know that I come off very talkative and bubbly, but inside I am actually very introverted and shy. I always try to put myself out there, but I mainly speak through my music."
1) Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
"I follow Jim Carrey because he's pretty funny. I follow Kim Kardashian because I like her makeup tips. I also follow Bieber on Twitter--I'm a Belieber. He posts rehearsals and stuff, and I always think it's awesome to check those out."