joey capo seaside

Review & Interview: “seaside” by Joey Capo

Joey Capo released “seaside” on June 24, 2022. The song is the second off his latest EP, ‘emocean’ and is three and a half minutes of calm vibes and catchy beats. “Seaside” was written, recorded, produced, and engineered by Capo himself.

The most popular off his seven-track album, “seaside” has over 7,500 plays on Spotify. “Seaside” opens with a beautiful guitar intro with a dreamy-sounding Capo. It’s soothing in a way–from the lyrics to the guitar in the background. The percussion gives a different vibe, offering a kind of barrier to cross because it almost seems out of place until you really listen. It’s the other side of the same coin and we love the catchy beats in the chorus. 

“So you can meet me at the top, meet me at the top. Got a couple open bottles, pourin’ shot after shot. So imma go all out And I ain’t gonna tone down,” Capo sings in the opening of “seaside”. The song is just about friendship and life, the things that just happen or the things we make happen. It’s about memories and fun.

Joey Capo began songwriting at the age of 16 and started producing his own music at 20. The Italian-Vietnamese artist has two ‘R&B Record of the Year’ Hollywood Music Media Award nominations to his name. The artist has quickly made a name for himself and is sure one to watch for. To keep up with Joey Capo, follow his socials linked below.

Q&A with Joey Capo

Q: That guitar intro is just beautiful! What was the inspiration behind “seaside”?

JOEY CAPO: The beach has always been my top place to go to. So I wanted to make a song that would embody the vibe of being at the beach and having a good time with friends. The record “seaside” was exactly what I was going for. From the production to the vocal melody. That twist of pop, country, and rap, driven by a simple acoustic guitar plucks and percussion with bounce has always resonated with me when it comes to the vibe of music I love to make.

Q: We think you have great vocals! Who would you say your biggest influences are?

JOEY CAPO: My biggest influences are Mike., Sam Hunt, Post Malone, and drake.

Q: Who would you most like to collaborate with if it could be anyone in the world?

JOEY CAPO: The person I would collaborate with would be the artist Mike. Our styles of music and creative process are similar. So I feel when the time came that we made a song together, good music would just happen naturally. Because we would be on the same page when it came to creating. 

Q: What advice would you give others who want to produce and engineer their own music?

JOEY CAPO: Listen to a lot of different styles of my music. Listen to the songs you listen to on repeat. Really break it down mentally on why you love those songs so much. Is it the Key? The bpm? The way the vocals are processed? is it the instruments? Ask yourself questions like that to find our what it is you love about them. Then try reinvent yourself around that sound.

Take bits and pieces that interest you and put your own twist on those things. I truly think every singer/songwriter should learn to produce and every producer should learn to sing or at least learn how to write lyrics. I was always taught since I was young to at least try and see if its something you like to do. But don’t worry about being amazing at first. That takes time and practice. Just focus on the journey and the process of learning it. 

Q: What do you do when you aren’t making music?

JOEY CAPO: If I’m not making music I enjoy hiking, camping, going to the beach, or hitting up wineries with my wife.

Q: What are you working on now?

JOEY CAPO: Always working on new music! Stay tuned.

Reviewed & Interviewed by Dana L. Sullivan





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