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Jackie K: Celebrating women's trials and triumphs in new album

Her latest single, 'When You Almost Didn't Love Me,' is out now, released early from her forthcoming March 8 album, 'She's A Story.'
Jackie K's latest single, 'When You Almost Didn't Love Me,' is out now, released early from her forthcoming March 8 album, 'She's A Story.'

THE BATTLEFORDS - North Battleford's Jackie K has recently released her throwback single, 'When You Almost Didn't Love Me,' and according to her recent press release, you and your lover are sure to be swinging this February and all year round. 

"An ode to both the beauty and the perils of young love, the sunshine pop tune feels right out of the best nostalgic Canadian beach movie you've never seen," reads the release, which describes the song as upbeat, groovy, and almost Shakespearean in the plight of its star-crossed protagonists.

"Not every relationship starts out peaches and cream," Kroczynski says. "'When You Almost Didn’t Love Me' is about finally making the decision to commit to a relationship. This one is personal. We’ve been married twenty years. Four kids."

Her new single is the first to be released from Jackie's upcoming album, 'She's A Story,' set to release on March 8 on International Women’s Day. The album spotlights the spirit of women living through a variety of trials and triumphs, featuring songs about situations familiar yet not always celebrated.

"Women’s lives have changed so dramatically in the last hundred years, but expectations have not always kept up," Kroczynski says.

"Women are still not considered equal to men in so many ways. Then if you add getting older, being a person of colour, or a single mother, it is even more difficult.

"As I age, I see more and more the inequities that exist and how frustrating it is. I wanted to try and share some of the stories that I know. My own, family stories, people from my community, and some just for fun."

The album features Randy Woods on guitar, Kyle Krysa on drums, Jackie's husband, Tom, on bass, and their son, Connor Newton, on the saxophone. Kroczynski is on the piano and trumpet, along with her lead vocals.

When she isn’t writing or performing, Jackie teaches band and guitar to high school students at North Battleford's Comprehensive High School. She holds a Bachelor of Music in music education, a Bachelor of Arts in visual art and is a member of SaskMusic, SOCAN, and more. 

For more information about upcoming releases and shows, visit her website at: 

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