Jackie’s Boy Discusses “Revival”, Musical Influences, and the State of R&B
As a Songwriter, Jackie’s Boy continues to explode on-the-scene collaborating on:
- Flo Rida “Sugar”-Billboard HOT 100: 5
- Madonna FT David Guetta “Revolver (Remix)”-Grammy Award for Best Remixed
- Recording, Non-Classical.
- Chris Brown “Graffiti”
- Mann “Buzzin”-Billboard HEATSEEKERS SONGS: 1
- Sean Kingston featuring Justin Bieber “Eenie Meenie”-Billboard HOT 100: 15
- Johnny Gill ft New Edition “This ones for me and you” #1 R&B Billboard Charts (2016)
- Charlie Wilson “Im Blessed” #1 R&B Billboard Charts (2017)
Ebonynsweet: When did you know you had a talent for singing and songwriting?
I was always writing songs since I was about 10 or 11, even before I knew what songwriting was, I just knew I was making up words and singing melodies I think the radio had a lot to do with that. I remember singing along to Boyz II Men, 112, and Michael Jackson mimicking their voices and seeing how my voice made people react.
Who are your musical influences?
My musical influences are Prince, MJ of course, Maxwell and Beyonce all legends!
What is your opinion about the the current state of R&B?
I think that there is quite a resurgence of amazing R&B talent like SZA, Daniel Ceaser and H.E.R. They breathed new life into R&B to where it can stand alone outside of the genre of R&B/HipHop and I hope I will be added to that list with my own music.
What do you hope to bring to your audience?
My goal is to bring amazing songs to life through my life experiences, also continue to make people fall in love with R&B music.
You worked with several artists in your career, explain your creative process.
Yes, my creative process when I work with other artists is a little different than when I write for myself. With other artist I really have to tap into their feelings and emotions, and understands what makes them tick. I get to know that through conversations, the more personal the better. I believe there is always a great song through personal experience. When I write for myself I really try to let the melody carry me in whatever way the track is flowing, and most importantly it has to be from a real place
What is your most favorite project that you’ve worked on so far?
My most favorite project would have to be my EP REVIVAL it was my first EP and I wrote it from a really personal place having recovered from a rare jaw tumor it gave me a extremely new purpose and complete focus on life.
Jackie’s Boy – Revival (EP)