Jacques Seliscar has seen his music career grow leaps and bounds over the past two years.
In 2019 after Jacques posted a cover of 'The Redemption Song' it saw his views skyrocket, and so did his career.
The Lithgow local has been on the rise, creating and putting his heart and soul into his music and music videos.
His latest creation 'Feel It' coming amidst the COVID crisis, which hasn't been able to stop the musician.
"I got permission through Sydney Council, to film the video in a COVID safe environment and I am pretty happy with how the result came out," he said.
COVID hasn't been a problem for the artist, who said that it gave him time to relax and write what he wanted.
"I'm not saying there weren't difficulties but I was able to put more time, energy and heart into my creations and the result came," he said.
As with most artists, Jacques said there were other things he could have done on the production side, but overall he is very happy with it.
Jacques has also released a song called 'Memories' with his cousin as a featured artist.
"He is really talented and I wanted to be that person that could give him his first helping hand since I didn't have that," he said.
"It was really good featuring together."
Another special song for Jacques is a song called 'Don't Go' featuring popular Caribbean artist Dutty Nishishi.
The lyric video for the song on YouTube already has over 12,000 views and continues to climb.
"After the song dropped the whole country heard about me and even when my sister went out she got noticed," he said.
Radio stations in New York City, Miami Florida, Brooklyn, the Caribbean and even Sydney have been starting to play his music more frequently.
"I had never met him before I contacted him because he was retired and finished with music but then I asked if he would collaborate and he was willing and got back to me and joined in on the song," he said.
"We are hoping to do a music video as well so I will go overseas, if everything with COVID allows us to travel."
Not ready to slow his momentum, Jacques will be filming another Summer music video in a few weeks time.
"I am blessed with good friends and family around me and Emmy who is so brilliant at organising everything so that I can just turn up on the day and do what I have to," he said.
"It is so wonderful to meet someone who puts so much energy into something that benefits you and not her, it is nice to see people like that are out there in the world."
Music is the medicine for the soul.Jacques Selsicar
Jacques said he takes his music career very serious and see's it as something he could do full time one day.
"I want people to know, that the support on Instagram, YouTube and the sharing of my music really means a lot to me," he said.
"You really pour yourself into the art and to see people happy and enjoying your work that makes me happy too.
"Originally it wasn't out there, it was just in my heart and to see someone appreciate it, there are no words."
Jacques said he wasn't afraid of failure because he didn't believe in it.
"Failure does not exist, you just try and try again and I believe you get somewhere," he said.
Jacques did say he understood that not everyone is going to enjoy his music and that was okay.
"That's just who they are, it's okay if you don't enjoy my music, that is your taste, for me it is more about respecting one another and coming together," he said.
Jacques said it was great to see his hard work paying off, and him getting respect from the other musicians in his field.
Websites and Instagram pages have also started to promote Jacques music for him.
The Instagram page 'sajenetale' who according to Jacuqes only post for people well known posted for him.
"You don't ask them, they just do it for you, and to see them posting my stuff, it just shows that people do care about your music and it is really very encouraging," he said.
Jacques said he loved the Lithgow community and it really was his home town.
"All the people know me and it has this real sense of community, it really feels like home, I have a business here and I try and support local as much as possible,"
Jacques said that to any aspiring artist, 'do whatever it takes to put yourself out there more'.
"I can't change the world with my music, but I am using my God given talents to try and change a small part of it," he said.
When everything goes back to normal, Jacques said he hoped that he can do more concerts and festivals, as well as continuing creating music.