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All Hail the Queen, Talia Jackson

The rising star appears on the cover of the tenth issue of Mud, where she talks new music, creativity in quarantine, and what it's like to be part of Netflix.

Talia Jackson from Netflix Family Reunion talks new music and creativity in times of Corona.
Cover Photo: Cliché (@mynameiscliche)

For the past few months, Talia Jackson has been keeping herself busy. Posting fire Insta pics. Eating apples and caramel (with a sprinkle of salt, of course). Binge-watching Criminal Minds on Netflix. And releasing dope music left and right.

It takes a lot of determination and work ethic to be productive during a pandemic, but ultimately, it takes talent for the product to be as cool as everything Talia is doing.

While lockdown orders suspended filming for a lot of actors–Talia currently stars as Jade McKellan in Netflix's Family Reunion–it also brought new opportunities.

"There is no filming, no castings. Everyone in the industry feels like their life was put on hold," said Talia, whose role on the newest season of her show was also interrupted as a result of Covid-19.

Quarantine has been tough on everyone, and it did not spare the people we love to watch on screen. Once the pandemic fully took over our lives, Hollywood was not immune. Fortunately for those of us who love dope music and NEED it to survive in quarantine, Talia didn't let her creativity end with the interruption of her acting.

“All of a sudden, I have a lot of time to focus on music,” said Talia.

Talia Jackson from Netflix Family Reunion talks new music and creativity in times of Corona.
Photo: Talia Jackson

2020 has been pivotal to the young artist's career. Once a touring singer along some pretty impressive names, now Talia is focused on finding her own sound. Her first single, "I’m Not Jealous" is incredible. “Complicated” comes from a past relationship, which as fans, I think we can all agree that knowing that an artist speaks from a place of truth will always make their music better. Talia then released "5FIVE" early into quarantine–a total bop, btw. She followed up recently with "Piece of Me," which is the perfect song for a socially-distant, late night drive under LA lights. All her music gives off main character vibes.