Teen powerhouse Jacquie Lee first made her splash into the mainstream with a little help from the immensely popular reality music competition The Voice back during its fifth season. She’d made it all the way to the finale alongside her coach, Christina Aguilera , and nearly nabbed the crown, only losing to Team Adam’s Tessanne Chin . Her run, like fellow runner-up Will Champlin , was one that defied the odds and saw an underdog come out on top, peaking just at the right time to make a mark with performances like “Angel” and obtain a rampant following. Whereas Will’s fans are labeled as #Champs, Jacquie’s are called #Jacquattacks or #Lovelees, and no matter what you call yourself as a Jacquie fan yourself, you’re going to have quite a lot to look forward to with her career in the near future, beginning with the release of her debut single, “Broken Ones”.
First debuted by Yahoo!’s own Lyndsey Parker, the opening track to Jacquie’s post-Voice career is done-up much in the style of some of her most well-regarded performances on the show. There’s sparse piano work here which helps set up the haunting melody that her vocal – appropriately set upfront and center – delivers effortlessly. The song’s theme is well beyond her years, but she takes it on with intrinsic emotion that can’t be taught. She’s proving now more than ever that there’s a worth in investing in her career, and that she’s a lot more than just another contestant from a talent show trying to make a living once the smoke has cleared. It’s all very pop and very “now”, along the lines of a sound that madeChristina Perri famous in today’s modern radio landscape. While this particular torch-bearer may not make the immediate splash that “Jar of Hearts” or “Human” by Perri did, it’s still an impressively effortless, well-produced track that certainly isn’t a throwaway and could make for a slow burn up the charts given some time.
You can be sure that you’ll be hearing more from Jacquie in the future — like when she makes her appearance alongside fellow finalists Tessanne on Will during The Voice Tour this summer! Also make sure to follow Jacquie on Twitter and Facebook for all of the latest on her career, and for all of the latest reviews, interviews, and more, follow me on Twitter as well!