With the club hits "Destination" and "Sunshine," Aussie princess Jacinta is making the leap onto radio around the world. As singer, songwriter, and producer, she crafts "technical music for the emotional world." Jacinta is a true artist crafting her visions and creating something special to enrich all of our lives. Who knew that catchy pop dance record could contain such deep emotional meanings?
DJ Ron Slomowicz: Well how's my favorite Aussie princess doing today?
Jacinta: Ah, that's a lovely thing to say. Very good, looking forward to next week and getting organized for Las Vegas and San Francisco for a couple of gigs.
RS: You were born in Australia, right?
Jacinta: I was born in Portland, Oregon, but my family moved to Australia when I was still a baby, so I grew up there. It was sort of odd because the whole time I was pretty much in Australia, I was an American citizen, and so I could never just be an Australian and I was like this kind of weird alien. Now I'm feeling like a real alien because I have the Australian accent, so it's the vibe. I've got dual citizenship now so I can come and go and not have to be worry about being turfed out and not being able to get back in anywhere.
RS: It's a wonderful accent, when did you start singing?
Jacinta: I'm going to have to say always, but as far as professionally is concerned, I mean music is all I have been doing. I started off by being a keyboard player and a backing vocalist. I just love singing harmonies with people, so I was like 'give me the microphone,' as soon as they sort of had enough confidence in me singing. I guess that one thing leads to the next and being a keyboard player you start programming, and then I started working on song, I was doing my own programming and just doing the singing - that one-man type thing. I could get cymbals between my knees, but not quite, it was pretty funny.
RS: One thing I really like about you is that you write your own
music. When you get an idea, do you start with playing a keyboard and
singing to it or do you start with the lyrics? What's your songwriting
Jacinta: Usually the former that you said, it's a matter of sitting down at the keyboard. I always like to tie myself in so I can give a nice effect on my voice and I just keep jamming out until something starts to move me and I can feel it in my soul. I guess that's the struggle - that doesn't always happen and you've just got to keep trying until it does.