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North Star

Words: Jo Stewart. Image: Gustav Arnetz

Self-confessed “weird kid” Jackie Tech can’t remember the exact moment she decided to become a singer-songwriter because, like oxygen or water, she’s counted music a life essential from day one. Growing up in a musical family, Stockholm-based Tech never stood a chance at becoming anything other than a pop musician. Exposed to music early on thanks to a multi-instrumental grandfather (who the Jackie Tech persona is named after) and a father with a killer collection of records from the ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s, Tech was surrounded by music from the get-go. “I mainly listened to Swedish artists but once the Spice Girls hit the scene, I was really into them,” Tech explains. “I was Sporty Spice. I’ve never been much of a girly girl, I’ve always been a bit of a rebel and against the idea of gender stereotypes, so Sporty Spice felt like the one I could relate to the most. Even now, whenever I hear ‘Wannabe’, it still gets me,” Tech laughs.

Read the full interview in Issue 1 of Women In Pop - purchase here