Long nights in the studio and early mornings in a classroom. This was the early reality for Long Beach native and Cambodian American singer-songwriter Satica.

A lot has changed since Satica was a young teenager who posted her music on MySpace just to see if anyone would appreciate her sound. Now, at 30, Satica looks back and reflects on attending Poly High School, her Cambodian parents, the city of Long Beach and how it all set her on her musical path.

On this episode of “The Word with Jackie Rae,” Satica talks about her musical and writing inspirations, as well as her upcoming project. You can follow Satica’s journey on Instagram.