Jade Alice

FRESH: ‘Away’ – Jade Alice

Australian singer Jade Alice releases “Away”.

by Christopher Smith

Jade Alice is an electro pop singer/songwriter/producer from Australia. Combining lush vocal layers, honey toned melodies and huge drum sounds, Jade brings forth feelings of innocence and nostalgia that bleed through and coat your glasses with a rose tint. In 2019, Jade’s song “Be Still” was shortlisted in the top 11 to be Australia’s song for Eurovision.

Her top singles “Work This Out”, “In The Deep”, “If You Want Me” and “Moon” have attracted global attention and amounted over 160,000 Spotify streams combined. She showcases her diversity by transitioning from silky melancholy to untamed vocal power that halts the room. The Music Composition graduate from VCA consistently delivers infectious pop, and her endearing, candid sense of humour warms the stage.

Jade won the 2015 Melbourne Music Bank song-writing competition with her debut single “Kick Drum”, and had three songs placed in the final five of ‘SongDoor’ Nashville song-writing comp. At 17, Jade was honoured to perform one of her originals with an 80-piece orchestra at Hi-sense arena, and has since been featured on many media platforms, including an appraisal on Hillydilly.com.

Her latest single “Away” is a gorgeous pop number with lush vocal layers, huge drum sounds and honey toned melodies that coat your glasses with a rose tint. Jade counts her influences from Ellie Goulding, Sia, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Aurora, Joni Mitchell and Taylor Swift to name a few. Jade describes herself as “an electro-pop singer-songwriter/producer from Melbourne of day-dreamy songs, honeyed in hypnotic melodies. Lover of lush harmonies and anything with potato in it”!

For more about Jade, check out her FACEBOOK page and follow her on INSTAGRAM

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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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