Jackie Castro is a 24-year old Colombian-American alt-pop artist. In 2016, she made a successful debut into the music industry with her band Castro, a folk/pop trio consisting of her brothers Jason and Michael Castro. With the release of their EP ‘Diamond Dreams’ debuting at #1 on the Singer-Songwriter charts on iTunes and gaining over 9 million streams on Spotify, they made a national television appearance on The Wendy Williams Show and toured with acts such as Andy Grammer and Gavin DeGraw.
In 2018, it was time for her to part ways and find her own voice. Leaving behind a deal with Curb Records, this Dallas native moved to Nashville where she worked to develop her artistry within the pop community. In doing so, she discovered she had a story to tell.
Her sound is a mix of whimsical melodies, lush vocals, a balance of synths and acoustic instruments, and honest songwriting. Jackie says, “I want people to be able to hear my whole heart in every song I write – from my deepest fears, insecurities, and regrets, to the moments of pure love, passion and acceptance. We’re all a kaleidoscope of colors, but I’ve found that music makes us realize how we’re truly more similar than we are different.”
Now, a completely independent artist, she’s taken control of her own path and launched her solo career with the August release of ‘You Want It, I Want It’. The independently released debut single has over 100k streams. Her second single ‘Romanticize’ received its radio world premiere on Boston’s Mix 104.1 and was added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds & Fresh Finds: Poptronix playlists. Her heart-wrenching single, ‘Hourglass’ was premiered by American Songwriter Magazine and added to Pandora’s Mellow Pop playlist.
Her next single, ‘Gravity’ will be released March 13th right before she hits the road on a Spring club tour with Secondhand Sounds & Maggie Miles.
“I wrote Gravity about that moment when you’re mid-fight with the person you love when you stop and realize you’d rather just be loving them than fighting. You realize it doesn’t matter who’s right or wrong anymore – Just put your arms around me already and we’ll be fine”
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