Tiffany Jackson, who goes by the stage name Christine Ariya, is a multifaceted individual: vocalist, songwriter, voice actor, entertainer, and arranger! She is also the lead singer of Eclectik! Ariya is most widely known for her appearance as the customer service agent from Fox's I Can See Your Voice in 2020. She originally performed in order to honor her late father whose dream was to perform on TV!
Her other features are with fellow Inland Empire artists Jay Kasai and Joe Sweatpants. Last summer, she dropped a chilling five-track EP, Kissed By The Cold. It is a sonic cascade that gives form to the feeling of unrequited love. It was home to her debut single It Ain't Right produced by OhGoshLeotus and it gained positive praise within the Inland Empire and LA areas of California. Much has changed in the span of a year from her last interview with FEEL GOOD RVA, so it's a wonderful time to catch up with the California-based singer.
Vy: In what ways have you grown as an artist and entertainer since making your appearance on Fox's I Can See Your Voice?
Ariya: It allowed me to learn how to properly navigate being in a room with big names & still remaining me. As an artist, imposter syndrome can be real to many. It doesn’t discriminate at all. I was able to overcome that.
Vy: What’s something random that you want your fans and other readers to know about you? It can be anything!
Ariya: I can ONLY snap with my pinky. I don’t know how I learned to do that, but clearly, no one else wanted to teach me so I guess I must’ve taught myself.
Vy: If you could ask for one thing in the whole world, what would it be and why?
Ariya: Low gas prices because ... $6 a gallon!? PREPOSTEROUS!
Vy: Are there any exciting projects or features coming up for you? What do you have planned music wise?
Ariya: YES YES YES! I’m working on a visualization trilogy called Burned Bridges. I’m really excited about it. I’m low-key a pyromaniac so these visuals will be EVERYTHING to me. Also, I have been working with more artists so definitely be on the lookout for those collabs!
Vy: What do you want your legacy to be? What’s your “why” for doing what you do?
Ariya: Love, healing & helping others. The world lacks compassion. No one cares anymore. I want everyone to remember that it’s cool to care. it’s GREAT to care. Anything you do in this world means NOTHING if it isn’t done in love. & that’s biblical.
"Anything you do in this world means NOTHING if it isn’t done in love."- Christine Ariya
Vy: Lastly, who are some indie artists you’d like to shoutout?
Despite Ariya's busy schedule, she still managed to squeeze in time for this interview! It was a pleasure getting to know what she's been up to lately, and be sure to stay tuned for her upcoming projects and collabs!
Written by Vy Truong, @avocavy on IG