Friday, January 27, 2017

Loudini Interviews Jackie Paladino

Born in New York and raised in central New Jersey, Jackie Paladino is a singer-songwriter whose voice has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Billie Holiday, and Adele. She was introduced to the piano at the age of six, and developed her understanding of storytelling and performance through off-Broadway theatre, dance competitions, and musical vocational school. It wasn’t until Jackie returned to her birth state to attend the music theatre program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts that she discovered her true calling. “When everyone else was memorizing lines to songs and stories, I was writing my own stories through song, belting out the tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Duffy, and Alicia Keys along the way.” Always an avid reader of poetry, she found herself delving deeply into the works of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, entranced by the precision and mystery of their word choice. As an artist, Jackie Paladino seeks to combine this sense of lyric perfectionism and her urgency to “mold the ugly into something beautiful” along with the power and soul of her favorite songstresses.

About “Daddy’s Money”
Jackie Paladino launches her latest endeavor entitled “Daddy’s Money,” which has been garnering attention across the board. Paladino’s fresh new style combines soul-pop sensibilities that offers a unique, and slightly nostalgic sound for your ears. Recorded with Grammy-award winning producer Tyrone Corbett in Jersey, Paladino has since found a home in Brooklyn and has quickly proven herself as a mainstay in the ever evolving music scene. With soaring sultry vocals, she offers up an insightful piece that will have a lot of people talking. 

A go-getter at a young age, Paladino’s rigorous high school course-load along with her artistic talents landed her admission into the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts with a substantial scholarship.  But her struggle to find a balance between school, the long college days in an intensive arts program, and working overtime to pay for school has inspired her to record “Daddy’s Money.”  Her story sheds light on a topic that will hit close to home with many college students from across the globe and a question that continues to persist: Is the American Dream still a reality or are the top schools only for the elite? 

While questionable individuals attempted to convince Paladino to compromise her values in order to achieve her goals of both attaining her degree and establishing an artistic career, she cast aside those temptations and escaped with her dignity intact.  "Daddy's Money" serves as a satirical revenge piece towards such individuals in an effort to prove that she is capable of persevering on her own terms.  It is the story of the girl who didn't take the easy way out.  

Shifting to a part time course load temporarily in an effort to finance both a degree and an arts career, singer Paladino is not giving up on her dreams. "I may have chosen the longer and harder road.  It might take me longer to reach my destination.  But I am determined to overcome any of the obstacles that life throws at me", says Paladino.  Her strong narrative and determination reflects her own difficult journey as she lets you know that you are not alone in your battle to achieve your own goals. 

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