Meet Jane of EERIE JANE
I started singing since I was two years old because my mother, during her time, was also a singer. She trained me as my vocal coach my whole entire childhood and singing with our karaoke was our way of bonding. It soon became clear to my mother that I was able to sing perfect pitches and wanted me to pursue this talent. Over the years, I picked up songwriting/poetry and playing the guitar. I was self-taught in songwriting and learned how to play the guitar. I then realized that I understood what I was doing.
Growing up, my parents would place me in singing competitions and through the experiences I had, it felt like a sport. I wanted to become more independent with music so then I started carrying around a songwriting journal. I began to write again. As an adolescent back then, I would write about my innocent crushes and about love in which I haven’t really understood yet because I was too young to know what love was really like. I just wanted to write songs all the time even though I wasn’t really sure what I was writing about. Basically fictional.
Until my life got really traumatic as soon as I turned 17. I took a whole new turn with my process in songwriting as my escapism or a way to cope with all the mess that had occurred in my life. I love getting lost in music and producing it. I started writing about pain as if it was all I knew what to talk about. But gradually, I realized that I was able to take this ugly painful truth and suffering and turn it into something beautiful and captivating. This, to me, is what I call magic. This is why I turn to music for anything. It truly does wonders.
It’s definitely anything but a smooth ride. I’ve battled with my anxiety preventing me from doing what I dreamt of doing which is to fully promote myself as a musician and to perform at shows. I’ve always had these voices in my head that tells me that the hate and negative responses I’ll get from my music and from the media would kill me only because I’m terrified of humiliating myself. But I was told by a friend of mine that “humiliation doesn’t really exist” and that really opened my eyes up a bit. Personally, I have a pretty low-self esteem and I don’t really know why. I guess it’s because I haven’t learned yet how to take in humility in a positive or as constructive criticism. There were points in my life where I felt like I’m nothing and what I would do wouldn’t matter. That, in fact, was a toxic mentality I had to demolish. I just got too comfortable at doubting myself for a while now so these obstacles are mainly a battle within myself that I am slowly overcoming since I’ve realized that there are people that do support what I do and that also truly opened up my eyes.
I’m an LA-raised solo artist called EERIE JANE as my stage alias name. I specialize in crafted blends of both murky and ethereal sounds and I often express vulnerability and transparency with battles with melancholy, fury, heartbreak and trauma. I love creating cinematic productions with my music with orchestrating wind instruments and orchestral strings. These elements, to me, make me very emotional and I find that highly captivating and that’s also how I wanna pull in my listeners. I often create story-like songs, spell-bounding harmonies along with some warm folk-like acoustics. I love to keep things versatile for sure. I hate setting myself to one type of genre or style since I love different types of music and sounds.
I think the steps I’m taking right now with this passion of mine is success to me. The journey I’ve had rebranding myself as EERIE JANE and constantly creating my music is all that matters to me at this point. Looking back at what I’ve persevered through is success in my perspective. Just as long as I stay genuine to what I love to do and being overflowed with pure joy after every ep/album release and after performing a live show that’s enough for me to be content in life. But to dive in deeper into how I perceive my success, I think reaching more listeners and gaining a larger amount of supporters really does do it for me as well because that tells me that I’ve done my job which is to captivate listeners with what I have to offer. After my first show performing with a full band for the first time, I’ve had a couple people from the audience come up to me, not only compliment my live set, but have thanked me. This type of connection I can get from people who have witnessed my music really moves me and that is truly fulfilling.