One-On-One With Jack Gilinsky

One-On-One With Jack Gilinsky

One-half of the wildly popular musical duo Jack and Jack, Jack Gilinsky is making waves online and in the music industry. The singer sat down with VMAN and answered some of our most essential questions.

One-half of the wildly popular musical duo Jack and Jack, Jack Gilinsky is making waves online and in the music industry. The singer sat down with VMAN and answered some of our most essential questions.

Photography: Luca Repola

Styling: Scott Shapiro

Text: Emma Blanchard

How did you initially enter the music industry?

Kind of by accident. My friend Jack and I gained a following on social media through musical covers and comical videos and what not. It had always been a passion for us, but we were from Omaha, Nebraska so it didn't seem possible to go out to LA and do music. We got into it because our fans pushed us to do an original song instead of releasing a bunch of covers. So we released music and our fans showed a lot of love which is why we continue to do it.

Was pursuing music something you've always wanted to do? 

Yes, definitely. I just never thought it was possible.

How would you describe your personal style?

I definitely need to step it up. It has improved a lot. I used to wear basketball jerseys with socks up to my knees. It's improving slowly but surely!

What is your ultimate career goal?

I think would just be to inspire people in a positive way.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play you?

Dave Franco! I really respect him as an actor and I think he would really get me as a person.

Whats on your current playlist?

My current playlist is Anderson .Paak and this guy Daniel Ceaser. My best friend is a hip hop head. I listen to a lot of hip hop but I personally love reggae. So yeah, R&B, reggae, and hip hop.

Where did Jack and Jack derive from? How did you two go about forming this duo? 

It was super organic. We never had the intention to monetize it in any way. We met in kindergarten. The real making money and making it a business started in my senior year in high school which was three years ago.

Where is your favorite place in the world and why?

This little island in the Caribbean called Anguilla. It's so peaceful.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be? 

I would be Jerry from Tom and Jerry.

Who inspires you and why? 

Overall in my whole life from when I was first inspired by the music, it would be Bono.

What's next for you?

We are going to release a lot of new music for Jack and Jack. I also really want to start modeling.

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