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Meet The Rising Star Behind The Cover Of The August 2022 Issue Of InLife International: Jemima Joycelyn


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Emerging star Jemima Joycelyn is making waves down under with her newly released EP, and it was produced by none other than one of Sydney’s finest producers and studio, HIT MUSIC PRODUCERS Inc. Blending new age tones and personal, heartfelt storytelling with catchy, overarching pop melodies, the emerging stars’ authentic sounds was released to the world following the single “Mirror on the Wall.”

Drawing inspiration from pastor Jerry Zandstra and Mrs. Becky Peacock from her local church, Jemima’s music style is a direct reflection of her life’s purpose, which is to heal others through her life experiences – she’s hoping to heal people through her music. Singing has always been Jemima’s vibe. It’s her comfort zone; it’s where she can deeply express herself. Her songs represent her healing journey, and she hopes to inspire others through her music in theirs.

InLife Magazine recently caught up with Jemima to discuss her latest EP, and here’s what went down:

How did you get started in the music industry?

Singing has always been a massive part of me. In 2020, I stumbled upon the opportunity to learn a short course with vocalstar, which George Caceres and his team ran. That was where I gained industry knowledge and trained with exclusive vocal coaches who trained other well-known artists in the industry and others who motivated and inspired me to pursue my music professionally. This also gave me the opportunity to attend a songwriting camp with platinum producer Adam Hurstfield and Vocal Coach Don Wolf. That was pretty much the start of my journey.

How were you actually ‘discovered’?

I was discovered on the website Starnow. An offer to collaborate showed up in my inbox, and I jumped straight in; being the spontaneous person that I am. It’s also what I’ve been manifesting for; after trying to figure things out on my own, and hoping the universe connects me to the right people – the opportunity just landed in my inbox.

What do you like most about singing?

It brings me so much peace and comfort. I moved away from home for further education when I was 13 through to 16 years old. During this time, I endured extremely traumatic and life-altering experiences and developed intense anxiety – singing was the only thing that helped me cope. My favourite song of all time, was “God will make a way” by Don Moen. I sang it every time I felt abandoned or terrified, and it always worked somehow.

Can you tell us about your first EP?

My first EP just came about, one song led to another, and before we knew it.. we had an EP. I have to give a lot of credit to my producer for all the courage, encouragement, and support. I couldn’t have achieved any of this without him; he is my main supporter, especially from the start. I was a completely introverted, single parent, and in a phase of just starting over. All I did was write and sing whatever came to my heart and mind, and he paved the way for my very first EP as a pop artist. My music genres are Pop, k-pop, and dance.

What sort of person is going to love this EP?

Anyone would enjoy it; my music was produced by one of Sydney’s finest producers and studios in the business, most of them being Aria-awarded producers who have produced songs for some top artists and shows.


What inspires you to be creative?

Mostly my kids and nature – the fact that both of these are so carefree and free-spirited and living to love life just blows my mind, and seeing things through their thought process makes my problems seem a lot like puzzles that can be fixed. That’s pretty much what motivates me to make things work, no matter what.

Is there anything special that you do to get into a creative mindset?

Yes, I listen to future bass beats type of music, or random beats or a piano instrumental of the internet, and I just start singing random lyrics to it, eventually, I end up having a chorus or a whole song.

What message if any, do you try to put into your work?

My message through my music is all about healing and encouraging people to embrace their authentic selves and to stand in their power. Growing up in a Christian culture, which I loved, also got me in a trap of people pleasing, which eventually turned into a bad habit where I suppressed 95% of myself to make others happy. So now I’m just setting the stage to breaking all stereotypes and lack of mindsets and hoping to enlighten others through my journey.

What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far?

Becoming a Registered Artist made me feel like I entered a new era of my life’s purpose, and I just want to dive all in and see where it all leads. I am really excited about it.

Do you ever find yourself unable to express your creativity to the fullest? What kinds of things inhibit you?

Yeah, I’ve had creative blocks. Sometimes I am too tired and depressed then sit in it for a while till it passes. My life as a single parent is what inhibits me (laughs). I have a great supportive co-parent, so I am sorted, but the loneliness from becoming a single parent is just too overwhelming at times. Although I try my best to live in the present moment.

Who is your greatest influence?

Pastor Jerry Zandstra and Mrs. Becky Peacock from my local church. They live by example and have taught me so much wisdom, genuine love, and care, and they never doubted me. It’s also where I trained and discovered my singing bought healing to others; Pastor Jerry has passed on now so may he rest in peace.


Do you feel that you chose your “passion,” or did it choose you?

I think we chose each other. I’m on a mission to fulfill my life’s purpose; my life path number is literally 33; it’s a master number so I know I am meant to be a healer. I have been doing it unintentionally for so long through my singing and now I am just doing it with intention. There’s also the fact that everything is aligning by itself – I guess its meant to be. In the end I’m just doing the work, guided by my intuition; let’s see where it all leads. I’m excited for this journey.

If you hadn’t chosen your field, what would your alternate field have been?

I think anything to do with my creativity would eventually become my endeavour. I worked as a graphic designer for years; now as a sole trader, I run a full-time marketing agency called (CCS)Creative.Commercial.Services. When I get the opportunity to do a bit of acting and create digital line art, which will hopefully be launching soon.

What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.

Within my career, I would love to become a full-time performing artist. But for the moment, I am focussed on building my artist portfolio, collaborating if the opportunity arises, and hopefully having new music and lyric videos released soon. Apart from my music career, I hope to give back to the community in whatever way I can.

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