Jake Miller dishes on DMing John Mayer a hundred times and hoping to meet him in person one day
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with 26-year-old Miller at Kiis FM iHeartRadio's Wango Tango pink carpet and he revealed to us exclusively how deep his adoration for Mayer runs
Singer, rapper, and songwriter Jake Miller might have made a nationwide name for himself courtesy extremely relatable lyrics in his 2013 album 'Us Against Them', but there are a lot of other things about him that fans will find relatable. The biggest one being his absolute devotion to John Mayer — something that makes him slide into the musician's DMs about a hundred times already!
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with 26-year-old Miller at Kiis FM iHeartRadio's Wango Tango pink carpet and he revealed to us exclusively how deep his adoration for Mayer runs. We asked him which artistes — dead or alive — he would want a dream collaboration with, and Miller replied: "I'm gonna have to say John Mayer cause he's my favorite artiste. He taught me a lot about songwriting and guitar playing and just to emote emotion through music. I've never met him, but I've tweeted and DM-ed him about a hundred times."
But he's not a crazy obsessed fan, don't worry, as he would prefer an organic introduction over a digital one any day. "I don't think he (Mayer) will (respond) but that's okay. I'd rather meet him when it's a little bit more natural and organic and we just run into each other and I'm like 'Hey, what's up?', instead of me blowing up his DMs," he shared with us.
Miller has been in the music industry for quite a while now, his career soaring to massive heights all the way back when he was just 18. Looking back at his past, he says the only advice he'd like to give his younger self would be "Just to enjoy every moment. I think the first half of my career I was a little young and it was all happening so fast. So when I look back at it now, I can almost like not remember it. It feels like a drunk dream or something."
He added, "So I wish I could have told my 18-year-old self to just enjoy the moment cause now that's what I'm definitely doing but it's hard when you're younger and it's happening all so quickly."
And even though he has already been on a nationwide concert tour, the highlight of his career — in his own words — remains "Performing in the hometown arena that I grew up going to. I saw my first show there, it was N-Sync, I grew up going to like a million sports, games and stuff. It's the best. But then I ended up performing in the same arena that I grew up going to and that was probably the craziest moment!"
Speaking like a true maestro with all the wise insights, Miller also spilled the beans on what he considered a big evolutionary leap in his career. "I'm becoming a much better producer, so I'm producing on the beats now," Miller mentioned. "I've always written the lyrics, but now I'm making the beats so I'm just learning more and more about how to do that every day — messing around with the piano, and I'm about to try to learn saxophone. It's really really hard, but I'm learning. I'm getting better."