Zhaklina is an alternative-soul artist from New York. She has been singing since she was a young child, always involving herself in various musical outlets growing up.
She found her passion for writing in middle school when she was asked to write a short fiction-based story about romance and adventure. She fell in love with literature, story-telling and poetry. This soon turned into songwriting as she began to express herself more through music and writing in her teenage years. After graduating college, Zhaklina tied for first place in the 2015 “The Audition” singing competition with Hudson Valley NY radio station K104.7. She went on to perform at KFEST that year and gained the confidence to pursue her dream of making music her career. Since then Zhaklina has spent a lot of time developing herself as an artist. Feeling as though her genre was difficult to put into one category she went with “alternative-soul.” Alternative represents a conglomerate of styles including rock, hip-hop, and pop. “Soul” represents the style of her writing- she is passionate about story-telling and faith-based messages that inspire listeners on a spiritual level. In January of 2018, Zhaklina moved to Nashville to pursue her music career even further.
She recently launched her project “17 Reasons Why”, dedicated to raising awareness for suicide prevention and drug abuse with the release of her EP on January 25, 2019.