5 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Jackson Harris

Jackson Harris is one of our favorite rising stars. He recently returned from a European tour opening up for global sensation Cody Simpson, and in a recent interview we got him to dish on a few things you never knew as well as the latest leg of his musical journey.

5 Facts You Never Knew About Musician Jackson Harris

What 5 songs would you put on the soundtrack of a movie about your life?

1. That is such a difficult question. But here it goes…….

  • "Imagine" – John Lennon
  • "Rolling In The Deep" – Adele
  • "Empire State of Mind" – JayZ
  • "Heartbreak Warfare" – John Mayer
  • "Fix You" – Coldplay 

What's your weirdest phobia?

2. I do not like clowns. They scare me. I also can't watch scary movies unless there are some lights on.

What's your guilty pleasure movie?

3. Spinal Tap, 40 Year Old Virgin or UP

What's your astrological sign and what does it say about you?

4. I'm an Aquarius. I don't know what exactly that means. Hopefully someone can explain astrology to me one day!

Who is your biggest musical inspiration?

5. Paul McCartney / John Mayer / Kanye West 

Jackson Harris crouching in a leather jacket and jeans. Photo credit: Mike Lerner
Photo credit: Mike Lerner

On touring with Cody Simpson and Fifth Harmony…

I've been incredibly lucky to have worked with such awesome performers like Cody Simpson and Fifth Harmony. I learned so much from watching how they interact with their fans. It was awesome to go all across the country with Fifth Harmony, and then overseas with my buddy Cody! Easily the best year of my life 🙂

On his "Welcome To New York" cover

I was born and raised in New York City, so even though Taylor Swift wrote the song, I felt like it would be a perfect fit. Central Park really is my backyard. And the song is full of energy just like New York. 

On performing at Playlist

So excited to perform at Playlist! For me it is one of the few times during the year that I get to see all of my friends from YouTube. It is always fun seeing familiar faces and making new friends. And I'll be sure to enjoy the Florida sunshine since right now it is cold and snowy in New York City. 

What's next?

Next up is a new song for the new year called "Fight No More." I want to release a lot of new and different music throughout 2015 and this is just the start. I have an awesome manager, a great band and I'm excited and thankful for how they continue to help me and my dreams grow. 2015 is about growth. 

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