Jade The Moon

FRESH: ‘Awkward’ – Jade The Moon

Canadian group Jade The Moon feel “Awkward”!

by Christopher Smith

In a world full of doubt, uncertainty, and fear, Jade The Moon revel in the outlet and freedom in making unapologetic music. Their unique and sonically adventurous sound constitute a collection of songs the group best describes as ‘musical photographs’.

It can be a moment in time turned dance party, a true story turned love song, and a daydream turned eerie. It’s an Anti-Pop lullaby, a real-world inspiration. Their new song “Awkward” is an infectious pop anthem with relatable, witty lyrics.

Toronto/Vancouver based Jade The Moon is excited to announce “11:11”. The sophomore offering from the band set for release fall 2019. “11:11” is the follow up of the groups self-produced 2015 debut release “Habits And Hinderance” sees the continued theme of cycles in human nature. The record differs from the last in that the group for the first time has collaborated with other producer/songwriters. Colin Munroe, Adam King and Nathan Ferraro who add a special blend of production and pop influence to the bands experimental alternative sound.

The band agrees that although it’s a never ending process, the sound is certainly more focused on “11:11” and feel the two years between records has really strengthened the songwriting. When asked the standard questions about influences etc. Benjamin Thomas (Guitar/keys) says “this is a collection of honest songs and it’s been such a pleasure searching for the combination of our individual influences that range from classics like Janis Joplin to modern indie darlings like Lykkk Li (on the vocal side of things) and Phantogram sonically. We’ve all written about these topics in the past, but this time collectively the ideas are presented on a much more ‘human’ level’.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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