Bursting on to the scene at a young age has prepared the now 20 year old Jacquie for what is to come. In a previous incarnation Jacquie Lee, native of New Jersey was thrust into the spotlight after being selected to compete on the Voice and mentored by none other the multiple GRAMMY® Award winner Christina Aguilera herself.
This was intense at the time being 15, Jacquie began navigating the treacherous recording industry world with events culminating in the creation of the artist you see before you today. Lee did more than survive she triumphed as Season 5’s first runner up. Jacquie quickly signed to 300 Entertainment/Atlantic for her debut EP “BROKEN ONES”, which hit Top 10 on iTunes Pop Chart upon release. After a slew of successes and some hard choices at a young age Jacquie parted was with former management and recording deals in search of herself and this is just the beginning. “At one point I was fed up with everyone but mostly myself because I felt like I wasn’t in control of my own life.” Throughout this process of discovery the young artist had continued to hone her craft and amassing fans as well as industry support.
“From when I entered the music biz to now…. I’ve learned that no one knows exactly what they are talking about. I’ve learned to trust my gut instinct and make decisions that feel right even if a big scary record exec tells you otherwise.”
Jacquie will be releasing her new project this fall. Inspired by the struggles of being thrust into the lime light, dealing with industry expectations, breaking away from confines and coming into who you truly are as an artist, this is first project she feels really represents who she is as a young women and an artist.
“This new album is my words, my journey, my perspective. It means EVERYTHING to me that I was able to have control over all of the music / creatives and speak my truth… Even if it’s not what people may expect or want from me – it’s who I am.”
“CA dreamin is inspired by loneliness and the city of LA. When I moved I’d never lived on my own before and I had also just split with my boyfriend of a couple years. I wasn’t really sure who I was on my own. One thing that I would turn to when I felt anxious or depressed was roaming around the city and people watching. It gave me mixed emotions – the two most common were sadness and motivation. The darker side of what I saw scared the shit out of me (still does). In an attempt to stop suppressing everything I was feeling, I sat down and wrote the song with a producer I had been wanting to work with, Stint (Gallant, Banks, Santigold). Ultimately what I took from it all was that nothing in life is perfect. There will always be unavoidable highs and lows, but if you have a passion and a dream don’t let any of the bullshit get in your way. Feel all of your feelings and do what you love doing, otherwise what’s the point? Fear won’t dictate the little time I have on this planet anymore.” Says Jacquie