Jaçie is a rising R&B/Kizomba singer-songwriter outta Boston, Massachusetts. She started singing at the age of three, doing covers of songs in Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, and English. Not too long ago, we interviewed her about life, music, and her Bruno Mars’ “Finesse (Remix)” cover.
What’s life like in Boston?
Jaçie: Cold this time of year and mellow.
Growing up, who were some of your musical influences?
J: My biggest influence was Wyclef Jean because he was the only Haitian artist at the time that let the world know he was Haitian. His courage gave me the ambition to be a female artist representing Haiti as well.
Jaçie & Wyclef Jean
What’s your favorite musical genre?
J: My first love for music is Kizomba because it’s beautiful. Also, it has amazing basslines and melodies.
What are you currently working on?
J: A new single that I plan on releasing in the Spring.
Your Bruno Mars’ “Finesse (Remix)” cover is awesome. What inspired you to record it?
J: I love Bruno Mars and his “24K Magic” album is amazing. I thought it would be dope to be able to step out of my element and do the rap part since I already knew and loved the song.
Which artists would you like to work with?
J: Kendrick Lamar and Sia. I think Kendrick is an amazing artist and Sia is an amazing artist/songwriter.
What’s the greatest obstacle you had to overcome as a singer?
J: I started my music career in the Kizomba market and my biggest obstacle was getting my music heard overseas and building relationships while being overseas. The majority of the Kizomba scene is in Europe.
Jaçie – “Love Me Your Way”
Any advice for an aspiring singer?
J: Learn to write songs!
A decade from now, when people mention your name, what will they say?
J: Jaçie is a strong-willed Haitian American girl that never let obstacles get in her way.
Tell us something about you that the world doesn’t know?
J: I am going to be a big deal real soon 😉
Is there anything else you would like to say?
J: Follow me everywhere @Jacieworld on all social media platforms.
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