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A SENSE OF WORTH with LINWOOD JACKSON


How does your music affect the world?  I want, for whoever listens to my music, to feel a sense of worth. Music is interesting because the artist can create words, and a frequency to go along with those words, that can cause a number of thoughts and emotions to rise up in the listener. In my music, I like to engage my listener with lyrics that, when closely listened to, and when repeated, can bring them a certain level of energy for encouraging personal and practical achievement. This is how I see my music changing the world; by positively and benevolently changing the frequency within minds, those minds can then positively and benevolently do the same for others, and in whatever sphere or avenue they can.  Who has been your biggest cheerleader as an artist? 

I would say that the same people supporting the literary material I publish are the same ones supporting my music. Not everyone reads, but mostly everyone listens to music. The people who see me on different shows, or who hear me on different podcasts, are the same ones who may not fully tune in to what I say until what I'm saying becomes lyrical. 

Tell us about your latest release! 

2Lovers is my latest release. When I write music, I like to write in a way that sparks thought. This song is sort of like my book of poetry, which I've recently released. "Growth" is a book of poems creatively illustrating the struggle between my heart and mind to accept my self. This song is also about the same struggle, except I've added in some cool and funny personal facts to make the song not only entertaining, but relatable to anyone in a relationship with someone who, at times, absolutely bugs them, but, because they understand their fragile nature, and they understand theirs, sees the value in who they are and doesn't care about their imperfections.

What are you most looking forward to in 2021?

I'm mostly looking forward to more opportunities for personal and business growth. It's definitely not easy getting your brand out there, building up an audience, managing a team, and staying relevant, but I am trending upwards, and due to the connections I'm making by staying positive, strong-minded, determined, thankful, and kind-hearted, my brand is moving in the right direction.

How do you find peace in an often chaotic world?

I find peace by internally escaping. A key principle of life that I've learned to exercise is the benefit of personal reflection through mental activity. Engaging the mind on what mentally stimulates it is a good way to take a break from this artificial and depressing world to explore the vast galaxy and landscape within. This world within is the first world that matters, because as we get to know and respect it, we can better respect those that have no idea of what is within them. We can only do so much with what is outside of us, but the true chaos is within, and it is a type of chaos, when carefully and patiently trained and educated, leading to order. What does "making it" mean to you? 

To me, "making it" means working for nobody but self. When you can wake up and do your passion without putting your passion on hold, this, to me, is "making it."   What have been some of your greatest achievements as an artist? 

I guess the greatest achievement I can say is having my music on Spotify and itunes and seeing that people actually feel me. Connectivity, thus far, is the achievement. To know that there's a fraction, and a growing fraction of people in the world listening to my music is absolutely amazing. It may seem like a small thing; there are so many voices out there, and they are all competing with one another. To be out there, and to hold your own, and to have your "tribe" discover you, is pretty insane.  Where can our readers go to learn more about your projects? 

You can catch the latest from me at my website, https://www.linwoodjacksonjr.com/ You can also tune in to my Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/linwoodjacksonjr/