It’s time to get back On Track!
In case you missed it, On Track is my brand new interview series with a focus on highlighting LGBTQ+ talent. For episode two, we’re putting our focus on singing-songwriting superstar Jesse Saint John!
If you don’t recognize Jesse‘s name, you most definitely know his work: The Los Angeles-based talent has already helped penned a bunch of tracks for our favorite pop stars, including Brooke Candy, Charli XCX‘s “Secret (Shh),” Britney Spears‘ “Love Me Down” from Glory, Camila Cabello‘s “Something’s Gotta Give,” Loote‘s “Your Side of the Bed,” a bulk of Kim Petras‘ Turn Off The Light album — and most notably, Lizzo‘s breakout smash “Truth Hurts,” which spends it’s sixth week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.
But that’s not all, Jesse‘s also a rising pop star in his own right with a number of high quality solo tracks he can call his own, including “Move,” “WHAT DO YOU LIKE,” “Fake It,” and from everything included on his debut EP, don’t stop dancing. life gets sad.
I sat down with Jesse to discuss growing up in Orange County, his early start as a songwriter, working with all the pop girls, the smash success of “Truth Hurts,” as well as his plans for the future and much more.