CHLOE Magazine Spring 2014 Volume 4 Issue 4 - Page 93

EV E N WH E N GRAVITY IS HOLDING ME Q + A W I T H P O P S E N S AT I O N J A C Y N T H E Canadian pop singer Jacynthe took some time from her busy schedule to talk about her musical career, which includes such hit singles as “Locked Down” and “Music To The Sound.” What do you think about when you’re performing?  When I first started singing many years ago, I used to think about all the things that could go wrong, such as tripping on stage, forgetting lyrics or dance moves and I was really stressed out for at least half of the first song I’d perform. Now that I’ve gained from experience and that I’m older, I try to put things into perspective and take a step back. I think about how lucky I am to be able to sing and do what I love and I try to let loose and have a great time. I still feel stress and butterflies in my stomach, but I manage to turn these things into positive energy and adrenaline instead of something that can bring me down. When did you first start singing?  I have always sung. From kindergarten to the end of my high school, I went to a school that focused on arts, music and theater called F.A.C.E. I was in the choirs and played the trumpet. Music has always been an important part of my life. I became the lead singer of a small gospel choir at the age of about 14 years old and by the end of my secondary 5, I was signed to KLM Records who is now Whammo Music. Best advice ever given?  “Have fun!” My manager of 19 years Paolo Galati used to always tell me that before a performance and although I heard it, my pride and the fact that I am a perfectionist, at times to my own demise, I could not really let it happen. Now when he tells me that, I really feel it within me and I have as much fun as possible. First song ever sung?  In the gospel choir, one of the f