Former ‘The Voice’ contestant Jac Stone is paving her own path to stardom.
“‘The Voice' was amazing, I have come out with really nothing negative to say about it. It was a really positive experience for me,” explains Jac.
“Performing on 'The Voice' … was so intense and so foreign. There is so many aspects to it. You're singing to the crowd in the stadium, but you're also singing to the camera and singing to the audience watching at home – it's the most bizarre experience.”
Jac, who was mentored by Seal throughout her stint on the talent show, explains he was “lovely, as you would imagine he is. He's a normal, genuine person who is really generous with his time, so that was great.”
'The Voice' isn't Jac's only claim to fame. She played Splendour In The Grass in 2010, and supported Powderfinger for their farewell tour.
“I don't really remember much of [my performance at] the Powderfinger gigs … my adrenaline was to over-the-top so I [just] don't remember much.”
Jac recorded her debut EP, 'Leave Me Here', in 2010 with Darren Middleton of Powderfinger.
“It's been amazing to have someone like Darren to give me advice and to go to, so I am able to make the right decisions about my career.”
Jac has been back in the studio recording her second EP, which is yet to be titled. She explains her style of music.
“It's kind of folky-pop acoustic music … [But] I guess it's always changing. I write it all myself so it's kind of personal but in a very open and honest way. It's about my family, and my relationships … I am really excited to just get out and play my songs again. We've got some new stuff, and we're playing a little bit of old stuff that we never really released.
“I'm just really excited to be able to share the music again … We've got Brother Fox and O'Little Sister supporting us at Black Bear so it should be really fun.
“We'll have a copy of the single for people to take, but I will probably shove another track on there from the EP ... so there'll be two EP songs that I will be giving away.”
Jac Stone's single launch is at Black Bear Lodge Wednesday October 23.