We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaron Payne and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jaron, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think about risks as opportunities to grow one way or another. Taking risks in my life/ career has been vital to me becoming the person I am today. For example, I’ve invested a lot of money into my own music career, even when I didn’t have much and even when I wasn’t seeing necessarily the results I’d hoped for early on. However, I continued to take risks, and it’s brought me to where I’m at today, and I couldn’t be happier.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I believe that my authenticity sets me apart from others, because I’ve never tried to me someone I’m not. I’ve always tried to stay true to who I know to be Jaron Payne. I’m most proud of my recent single “Holding On” getting picked up by Hitmaker records. I got here by working at my craft and putting out music for almost 8 years. It has not been easy, but I’ve remained consistent in delivering content, and working on bettering myself and a musician to overcome these challenges. I’ve learned so much through this journey, but the main conclusion I’ve drawn is that you have to appreciate the journey, because you have no idea how far dedication and commitment can take you. I want the world to know that my story is one of humble beginnings and my attempt is to make the best sounding music possible while still delivering a powerful message that people can relate to.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I honestly haven’t lived in Atlanta long enough to check out everything I’ve been told to check out! So I actually may be the one who needs to be educated. With that being said though, the Battery in the Truist Park is a pretty dope spot to go hang out, have dinner or drink and be in a cool atmosphere.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There have been so many people that deserved to be recognized for my success behind the scenes. I don’t want to leave any one I personally know out, so I will say that the entire core fan base who supports Eastside Payne deserves all the recognition for getting me where I’m at today. In particular, my manager Cooper Stroman deserves a ton of credit for supporting me and believing in my message so strongly.

Instagram: @eastsidepayne
Twitter: @eastside_payne
Youtube: https://youtu.be/KSEQutAS-JU

Image Credits
Julian du Buclet @donbaptiste

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