If you haven’t heard Janine, it won’t be long as the kiwi artist who was raised in Auckland, New Zealand, is about to take the music world by storm. Janine’s name first appeared on the scene back in 2013, when she released her EP “Dark Mind”. More recently in May Janine released her latest project “XXEP”, which has attracted rave reviews. If you appreciate beautiful, unique voices that are smooth and easy to listen to you’re bound to fall in love with Janine’s stunning voice. To learn a bit about the woman behind the voice, continue reading to discover our exclusive interview with Janine.
When did you first conclude that you had a passion for music?
As soon as I could speak, I would attempt to sing. Music has constantly been a huge part of my life.
What artists or experiences have influenced your music?
As a youngster, I listened to Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Donna Summer on repeat! As a teenager, I was influenced by Aaliyah as I was a huge R&B fan as well as being a fan of girl bands. These days I find inspiration from a variety of genres such as Hip Hop, Indie music, punk, ethereal and synth pop. I’d like to say that my music is a mix of styles and is inspired by my personal experiences.
What was it like growing up in Auckland, New Zealand?
To be honest, I was a bit of a tomboy. I’d spend my days playing rugby with my friends before getting dolled up for a dance exam or a music competition. While I lived in Auckland, New Zealand’s most populous city, I grew up on a farm on the outskirts of town. I remember coming of age as a teenager and driving into Auckland city to explore the open mic scene with my friends.
Can you tell us a bit about your EP “Dark Mind”?
“Dark Mind” was inspired by a dark, negative stage of my life. However “Dark Mind” has a positive message that you can take a negative situation and find the beauty or positivity in it.
Do you have a favorite track?
“Hold Me” for personal reasons. However, my most listened to track is “Let it Run”.
Do you suffer from stage fright?
Occasionally, although I get more nervous performing in front of a small intimate crowd, than I do perform in front of a large crowd. If I feel nervous, I just take a deep breath and then use my nervous energy to fuel my performance.
Where do you see yourself in a year’s time?
I hope to be on tour, promoting my album. I want to continue to do what I’m doing but on a larger scale. I also want to continue developing my label “Little Mixtape Records”.
Do you have a message for your fans?
Thank you for listening to my music, I hope that my tracks make you feel something. That’s my ultimate goal, to make people feel something.
With a voice and personality like Janine’s, we have no doubt that Janine’s career will grow from strength to strength! If you haven’t listened to “Dark Mind”, take our advice and listen to straight away as you’ll be blown away by her phenomenal voice!
Official Site: http://www.janineandthemixtape.com