TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017 |
Posted by: Gus Mirabella
A lot of artists got their starts on YouTube. Some artists so big, we tend to forget where they came from, like Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and the list goes on. That model—teen discovered on YouTube trained to become pop star—has become fairly commonplace since artists like Biebs got their big break. However, few YouTube discoveries excite us as much as English singer Jasmine Thompson. The 16 year old singer began posting videos at the age of 10 and reached Atlantic Studios just two years later. In 2014, she reached the charts after being featured on Robin Schulz's "Sun Goes Down." She has since released a number of charting singles and continues to develop her voice by posting new covers. Just last week, Thompson and fellow teen singer Sabrina Carpenter covered Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times."
Jasmine recently found herself stateside in support of her recent Wonderland EP. The Atlantic Records release dropped earlier this year and features some high-profile writers and producers. Most importantly, it features Thompson's signature sound—her restrained yet powerful voice accompanied by her tenderly played piano. We were lucky enough to meet up with Jasmine at Atlantic Studios, where we captured a live performance and spoke to her personally. In the interview, she discusses the power of YouTube, the joy of being discovered, and the perks of working for a major label.