It’s surprising how much JP Cooper has to say, about life, death, and progress. But it’s a beautiful thing to behold, especially after he’s achieved such incredible success with his debut album, We Were Raised Under Grey Skies. The album's success is of course due to Cooper’s talent, but it’s the universal themes of his writing that resonates the most. Even across the pond in New York City, there was evidence of how well the music has spread; especially at his sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade.

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to JP about the story of his mother, why music feels different now, unexpectedly loving collaboration, and how being a father inspires his choices. Check out their conversation below.

“I think people are more willing to listen to somebody who’s lived a little bit.”

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