Behind the Song
Kristi Jacques is an independent artist from Charleston, SC who started her musical journey young, taking voice lessons and performing classical music at art festivals. Although she dropped out of college to work at a local music store and started playing guitar and singing at open mic nights, her musical pursuits came to a halt. It wasn't until 2020, after completing her college degree online, that she was inspired to pick up the guitar again and released her debut album "Mosaic." Kristi's musical style is a blend of different genres, and she loves collaborating with other musicians to create music and melody.
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!
From. The. Heart. :)
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
I love the writing. The creating. I even love recording. To be honest, I just love the fact that I am doing this, and that I'm able to do this so late in the game. It's never too late to start over.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
I do most of my recording in my home studio, but recently traveled to Nashville to record 4 songs there for an upcoming EP. I worked with some ridiculously talented session players, songwriters, and a fantastic producer. It was a bit surreal actually recording there and a truly great experience. I plan on doing that often. It's such a different vibe from being at my desk and recording on my own.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
Cooking, painting, writing a new book. I also do have a slight Netflix addiction. lol
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
I admire those who keep going, no matter what. I admire those who are able to really express their emotion through song, so that the listener can feel it. I really admire anyone who creates music. It's not always easy to find the right words, or the right melody, but you keep working at it.
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
I suppose that would be "Just Once" from my debut album Mosaic. It is a song I wrote a few years ago about the daughter that I lost. I got to hold her just once. I still have a hard time listening to it sometimes, but it is also very cathartic. Sometimes you need an outlet like music to really express emotion, especially grief.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
My second album, Working On A Dream was just released. Then I have an EP that will be released in late summer. Those songs will be released as singles starting in June. I am still writing. I have a folder full of lyrics and the notes section on my phone is filled with potential songs.
Tell us where fans can access your music.