Renowned as the “Pop Princess of the West Coast,” singer-songwriter and dancer Jaimie Steck is a rarity. Similar to Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Britney Spears, she doesn’t simply appear on stage and sing, She delivers a dazzling crème de la crème performance distinguished by vibrant showmanship.
Her latest music video, “Boomerang,” substantiates her talent and validate her ascendance to the top of pop music’s hierarchy. Effortlessly blending her tantalizing vocals with smooth, finessed dance moves, Jaimie supplies an audio-visual-kinetic spectacle, at once seductive and bewitching.
Defined by an infectious rhythm and gleaming textures of energizing pop, “Boomerang” pushes out state-of-the-art rippling surfaces of sonic enticement, while Jaimie augments the song’s tempting flow with stylish, sensual dance movements, dominating the visuals with her presence.
Muzique Magazine spoke with Jaimie Steck to discover how she got started in music, her influences, and the inspiration for “Boomerang.”
What’s your favorite song to belt out in the car or the shower?
“Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard. I’m a HUGE ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll lover and anytime I hear the guitar at the beginning of that song it gets me pumped and I can’t stop myself from dancing.
Who is your favorite music artist?
Britney Spears. She has the full package of what I enjoy from pop musicians. She puts thought into every performance and video she does, and never fails to put on a fantastic show.
How did you get started in music? What’s the backstory there?
I used to dance and sing along to my iPod in my living room when I was little, and I would pretend I was on stage performing. Then one day I asked myself “If this is what you’re truly passionate about and want to pursue, why haven’t you yet?” I was in singing lessons by the next day.
What musicians influenced you the most?
Nicole Scherzinger. She rocks it in pop music as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, but she also is classically trained. The fact that she can do a fun, sexy performance of “Buttons” one day and perform “Phantom of the Opera” the next is inspiring to me, and levels with the versatility that I would like to bring to my career as well.
What inspired your latest single/music video “Boomerang?”
Sometimes relationships can feel like a boomerang with specific people. No matter how long you stay away or go without speaking, you always seem to end up coming back to each other. I was currently experiencing this situation when I co-wrote “Boomerang.”
You’re an accomplished, smooth dancer. Does dancing come naturally to you or is it something you had to work hard at?
I used to be in dance classes when I was younger, but I believe it comes more naturally to me. I notice that some of my favorite routines have come out of me just allowing myself to move and do whatever comes instinctually to my body.
Why do you make music?
It speaks to every part of my soul. I feel like I need to be doing it. It brings me all the joy in the world and allows me to have a career that inspires me every step of the way. I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.
How are you handling the coronavirus lockdown?
It has been difficult, but I’ve tried to use the alone time to stay creative and improve my craft. I’ve been listening to musician interviews, writing more, playing the piano, and envisioning my next move once the world goes back to normal.
Of all the venues you’ve played, which was your favorite and why?
It might be corny, but my 5th-grade talent show. Mostly because it marked my first time on stage, allowing myself to do what I love. I sang “When I Grow Up” by the Pussycat Dolls and ended my performance by jumping off the stage into the crowd. I guess you can say I had a thing for “theatrics” back then as well.
What’s next for you musically?
I have a new song currently in the works. I believe it’s the perfect follow up to “Boomerang” and touches on a subject we all can relate to right now.