I knew that I had heard one of my favorite YouTube personalities just by the sound of a 3 note run on Friday, June 23. Before KCON 2017 officially kicked off in New York, Austin-based artist Jason Ray was on an outdoor stage warming up for his debut at the convention. To those passing by early that morning, seeing him on the stage — keyboard guitar strapped across his body — was a passive sneak peek at someone preparing for a performance. To SunRays (his fandom name) like myself, this was a rare moment to witness his talent in person.
Jason Ray is not new on the scene when it comes to cover artists on YouTube. Not only does he sing K-Pop covers and original music, the Pop and R&B singer also produces each song; and films and edits and his videos. Ray was able to take a moment from his schedule to speak with us and encourage old and new listeners to anticipate more magic soon.