Dabbling in singing, songwriting, and acting, the ever so multitalented Jean Seizure is by far one of the sweetest artistes we’ve worked with here at Hype & Stuff. Apart from having released her latest single, ‘I Know’, last month we spoke to Jean yet again about the tracks that best represent her life, and got treated to some funny anecdotes of her time in LA.
Tell us your name, and how you’d introduce yourself to someone whom you’re meeting for the first time.
What are the five tracks of your life?
The City – The 1975
There Is No Love – Charlie Lim
Chateau – Angus & Julia Stone
Crying Over You – HONNE and BEKA
On the Train Ride Home – The Paper Kites
Why would you consider this playlist to be significant to you?
These songs have each been played a lot during different points in my life and whenever I listen to them again, they bring me back in time and on the other hand, they also remind me of the process that brought me to where I am mentally and emotionally today. It always fascinates me to listen to a song or watch a movie again after some time and notice how my perspectives change over time.
Pick one track and tell me your fondest/most interesting memory of it.
The City by The 1975.
During the first half of my internship in LA, I, unfortunately, landed myself in a media company that turned out to be pretty shady. There were three other American interns who worked with me during this period of time and we all thought it was ridiculous how our boss only hired interns. So one day we decided to give up on work and head to Chipotle instead.
I was riding shotgun in a jeep with my fellow intern-prisoner-friends and one of them played this song and told me that he liked this band. I haven’t heard of them before at that point but since then, whenever I hear a 1975 song (a 2013 one especially) it always reminds me of how much I enjoyed my LA experience though it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies and I went through some pretty intense experiences (like being stranded in Downtown LA because I got my bag stolen while I was volunteering in a church yikes).
If I had asked you this question 10 years ago, what is the one track that your then-self would have picked as your favourite?
HAHA wow. I think it was Rihanna and Eminem’s Love the Way You Lie. I used to watch the music video a lot because of Megan Fox. Oops. But also all my pent up teenage angst really appreciated the intensity of the song.