What people are saying
Singer/songwriter Jackie Foster stopped by our lounge shortly after her first-ever festival show, beaming, shimmery and still glowing from the crowd's love. A recent graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Foster was one of six artists hand-selected by the students of the Berklee Popular Music Institute year-long course, which provides practical experience for everyone involved, as they team up to prepare those selected for a festival show.
"I am ecstatic and honestly, more so than anything, the crowd that I had, they were so into it. That obviously makes me want to be a better performer. I loved the crowd, I felt so confident and I think this just reassures everything that I've hoped as an artist that this is what I'm going to do for the rest of my life," Foster told us, smiling.
Foster wowed (The Voice) season 14 judges — Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton — on Tuesday night with her rendition of Heart’s “Alone,” receiving a standing ovation from all four. Keys, who is Foster’s coach, called the performance “flawless” and praised Foster for having a “very clear sense of w ho you are. You choose these beautiful songs that suit you, so I can only imagine what you’re going to write and what you’re going to do when you’re creating your own music.”
Voice Top 10 Recap:
Jackie sang Sara Bareilles “Gravity” with a vulnerability that was utterly disarming. Her performance was
exceptional — controlled, moving and so intimate; it would’ve been easy to think she was singing right to
you. “I was totally riveted,” said Alicia afterward. Pretty sure she wasn’t the only one.
On the song “Poison” – by Jackie Foster & Self Portraits:
Dazzling vocal harmonies infuse the chorus with glowing sonic textures, whirling like logarithmic spirals,
imbuing the tune with lush, swelling dimension. The fusion of Foster’s soaring, hypnotic tones with the
opulent harmonies boosts the song’s captivating allure. “Poison” is magnetic. The alt rock/pop melody brims with brilliant, buff energy, and is locked down by the exquisite pressing texture of Jackie Foster’s spellbinding voice.
On “Poison” by Jackie Foster & Self Portraits: “Poison” is definitely one of my favorite songs of 2018. …. I find myself singing the “You can’t love me cause I’m poison” line in my head over and over throughout the day! But not only is it a catchy song, but there aren’t many female rock vocalists out there right now. Jackie Foster & Self Portraits are paving the
way for more female fronted rock bands which the music industry needs more of.