Jelly Roll has opened about the inspiration for his music.
During a recent interview with The New York Times, Jelly Roll explained, “As jovial as I am in real life, the music is a reflection of a very, very dark hallway between my ears. My mind is the scariest place on earth for me. I dread going to sleep every night. The ghosts are there.”
Jelly Roll also spoke on being nominated for a Grammy Award. He said, “My wife asked me that day, 'What's this mean to you?' I was like, 'There's no more pinnacle in the music business than when you win a Grammy.' Even just being nominated supersedes every award I've already won. That's the headline the rest of my life: Grammy-nominated. I'm lying there crying with my wife and we're looking at all the other nominees. She was like, 'You've got to post about this.' I was like, too emotional. She was like, 'When has that stopped you?' That's just a good wife.”