Jackson Dollinger wants you to enjoy his latest single: One and Only. This song is an invitation to acknowledge the importance of letting others know they matter to us. But, besides his music, this young artist also comes with some new projects you would not want to miss.
By the way, Jackson Dollinger is not only a talented actor and musician, but he is also a likable guy whose simplicity is like a type of magic that embraces you and fills you with a feel-good kind of mood that stays with you for the rest of the day. So, check out what we shared in this conversation we had for the latest Vanity Teen exclusive.
A positive mindset
JV: What is a regular day like for you?
JD: When I’m not on set and, it’s a school day, I generally try to wake up around 7:30 or 8:00 and work out. Next, I work at school for about 2 hours; then, I make something to eat. After I eat, I go back to school for the rest of the day. Later, when I’m done with school, I hop on Discord with my friends, and we make music for the rest of the night.
JV: How did Sydney to the Max change your life for good?
JD: Being on a Disney show was a life-changing experience that I’m so grateful for. Not only did I get to work with the incredibly talented cast and crew, but I also got to improve my craft and develop as an actor.
JV: Life by Ella, another of your projects, is out. How was that experience?
JD: It was an amazing experience! I’m so glad I got the opportunity to showcase another side of my acting. Ella, played by Lily Brooks O’Briant, has cancer, and my character, Gavin, encourages her to have a positive mindset and shows her how to make the best out of her time in the hospital. Life By Ella is out now on Apple TV+.
One and Only
JV: Now, you come with a new single: One and Only. What does this song mean to you?
JD: When I wrote One and Only, I wanted to make an upbeat pop song about being by yourself and missing a person you felt complete with. This song is very lighthearted, and I hope those beat and pop vocal melodies can brighten my supporters’ day and make them feel something, whether that is happiness or the feeling of wanting to be with someone that they miss again.
JV: What would you like to tell us about your upcoming plans?
JD: I am currently working on a new Disney Channel show called Pretty Freekin’ Scary that is set to release in the summer of 2023.
Lots of new music is on the way as well!
JV: Please, tell us more about how music is therapeutic to you.
JD: I record almost every night, and music is a way for me to get my thoughts and feelings out in a healthy way. I make music based on how I’m feeling at the moment, so it is very therapeutic for me.
The smallest thing can make a difference
JV: In which other ways do you take care of your mental health?
JD: I talk to friends and family frequently, and I also love surfing and being around the water in general. I find that whenever I am around the ocean, it is very therapeutic for me and is like a mental reset button.
JV: I love knowing that, besides your artistic skills, you are committed to advocating for environmental issues. So, What would you like to share about this aspect of your life?
JD: I’m incredibly passionate about protecting the oceans, and I love utilizing my platform to advocate for clean waterways and oceans. I am especially interested in spreading the word about how crucial it is to get rid of dangerous single-use plastics.
JV: Which message would you give those who want to do better for the planet but do not know how to start?
JD: Anything helps, and the smallest thing can make a difference. A good place to start is switching from plastic straws to paper straws and sticking to that habit.
JV: Anything else you would like to share with Vanity Teen?
JD: My new single, One and Only, is out now on all platforms. I hope you enjoy it and you have the link in my bio.
Before we go
I hope this interview with Jackson Dollinger moved you to go for better things in life and share with others positive vibes due to make this planet a little better place to be.
If you want to keep in touch with him and stream One and Only on repeat, you can follow him on social media @jacksondollinger.
Finally, let us remember to be kind to others and ourselves and use less and less plastic every day.