Catch up with Jaclyn Rose and look for her new EP, Invasion: A New Potion, to be released March 24th.
What got you interested in music?
Jaclyn Rose: I always knew that music was my calling and my passion in life. Since I was young, I knew I wanted to make a difference through music and be a voice of positivity so I really felt like music was part of my mission in life.
Were there artists whose sound inspired yours?
Well, I've always been inspired by a lot of jazz artists, like Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis; a lot of the pioneers of music that have inspired and influenced a lot of music today.
Do you remember the first album you bought?
I think it was probably an old Sarah Vaughan record on vinyl. Just listening to her tunes and just really hearing that kind of soul, you know, that's kind of what I remember, as far as what the first record I bought was.
What words would you use to describe your sound?
I would say that it stands on its own; it's eclectic; it has unlimited possibilities. It's inspired by a lot of different time periods and different cultures and my music always has kind of positive, uplifting messages to it, so I think that's how my music stands out, and being backed by The Rose Movement as well, which is my campaign; all of that tied together I think would describe my music best.
Could you explain more about The Rose Movement?
Yeah! The Rose Movement is just this movement based on the spirit of giving and it's a campaign where we give daily inspiration on my Facebook page and we've also contributed to a lot of different charitable causes, such as breast cancer awareness and a mentoring one, and it's just a movement that continues to give more positivity and inspiration to the world.
Yeah, you know, it's showing a lot of different ranges in music. Like I said, I think my music has just unlimited possibilities and that's how I like to stretch myself as an artist. Being able to produce this record by myself gives me a lot of creative freedom and a lot of opportunities to explore with different genres of music and to really expand my limitations as an artist, as well.
How would you sum up the EP in one sentence?
Just like the title of the EP, it's just an invasion of sound and music and good, positive vibes.
Is there a track you're most excited for people to hear?
I think each track has such a life and a spirit of its own and I'm looking forward for everyone to hear it just because there's something different about every single track and I think that a lot of people are going to be very excited about that.
What do you want to do with your music?
I just hope that they feel really good about themselves and I hope that it inspires them and motivates them to continue to work on their goals. Each song has such a different meaning, there's a different message to it and I hope, through each message, it continues to touch and inspire people and to bring more light and joy into their day.