Jade<3

Jade<3

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

If Madonna, Bob Dylan and Diana Ross could all somehow have a baby, this would only begin to describe Jade. Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y. and being classically trained allows Jade to be the perfect balance between a seasoned veteran, a soulful siren and a serious pop influence. Jade is one to watch.

Biography

"Jade is passionate about her music. She lives and breathes it." Jade's father replies when asked about his daughter's chosen career. "She was born to sing. She'll die doing it." Nepotism aside, after hearing her voice it doesn't take long to see what he's talking about. Jade has a giant spirit to match her giant voice and the ability to transport her listener to a transcendent state of head bobbing and lip sync-ing very few artists can do.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, a pastor's daughter, Jade grew up in a non-traditional Puerto Rican household, "I wish I knew more Spanish and how to cook rice. Mom made Chinese food and blasted Gloria Gaynor." Early on music was something that came very naturally to Jade, "especially in the shower...at the top of my lungs." Soon, she began to sing in places outside the confines of her bathroom, and it wasn't long after that, she began to write her own songs and create her own soundtrack. "It is the process of telling stories," which she says, "is one of the most amazing gifts anyone can have."

Following her musical ambitions, Jade attended the prestigious La Guardia High School for Performing Arts, majoring in vocals and graduating in 2003. Shortly thereafter, she was signed to a production company and was given the opportunity to flex her songwriting muscles. This was short lived as she was then signed to Pharrell's "Star Trak" label. Ultimately, Jade parted ways after a year, "I felt like a bench warmer...No, I was a bench warmer. I expected more from myself."

Starting fresh, Jade is writing the songs she wants to write. Jade's songs focus on the human condition. With each song she manages to tap into a different facet of herself to express multiple perspectives on love, growth, change, faith, and "everything else that makes us human. I like to focus on emotion: visceral and raw. That's what life is about. But good music is good music, right? Right!?"

It's safe to say Jade knows what she wants and she appears to be getting it: playing regularly all over the city to an exploding fan base at venues such as BB Kings, SOB's, Santos Party House, The Knitting Factory, Europa, Club Element, and city wide music events such as the Brooklyn Hip Hop festival and the Howl Festival, as well as having opened for notables Lupe Fiasco and Slick Rick.

Along with her many shows, she has just wrapped up her EP entitled, "It's Hy Heart, Cookie." with production from J. Carmelli, Precize (GFCNY), and Inglish (The Cool Kids) and features Theophilus London.

During the early summer of 2009, Jade was featured in The Black Apple; a GFCny showcase with Mickey Factz, Stalley and FKi. As the only female in a male cast, Jade stirred up a lot of buzz causing her to get noticed by the likes of Time Out New York and Giant Magazine. With such blessings around her, who knows what the future holds for Jade.

Lyrics

Take The Hit

Written By: Jade, Jonathan Carmelli, Theophilus London

(Chorus)

I don’t want to open up

I don’t want to take the hit again

Take the hit again

I don’t want to open up

Cause I know youll say goodbye again

Say goodbye again

(Verse)

Talk about it

I cant hear you

Through the lonely

Silence loudest

Crashes motions

I cant see you

Only absence

Only absence

Kiss and touch me

I cant feel you

Up and down

My bodys numbed out

Sun up, sun down

I been numb now

I cant feel you

I cant feel you

No, no, no, give you up (x4)

(Chorus)

I don’t want to open up

I don’t want to take the hit again

Take the hit again

I don’t want to open up

Cause I know youll say goodbye again

Say goodbye again

No, no, no, give you up (x2)

(Theophilus London Rap Verse)

Can only see ur eyes
Can No longer see your lips
Latch your arms to me
And don't let go your grip
No baby, don't pull that switch
See, I'm trying to represent
And just learn who you are
And not be hesitant
The more I speak, the more you touch
The more I lunge for you
The more you cry, the more we fly,
The more I comfort you
And it should build your soul
Nor should it keep you down
So just take this hit
I'll still be around

(Chorus)

I don’t want to open up

I don’t want to take the hit again

Take the hit again

I don’t want to open up

Cause I know youll say goodbye again

Say goodbye again

Theres nothing left for you to take from me

Give you up

Theres nothing left for you to take from me

Give you up (x4)

Beautiful Problems

Written By: Jade, Chuck Inglish

(Verse)

Im cold and I am torn

Ill go the way you want me to

Because you are the song

No matter who Im writing to

If you see what I see when I see you

Through this light

Youll never turn it off

And please me all the time

(PreChorus)

What else could I say

What else could I say

(Chorus)
Nothings wrong

Youre a beautiful problem

All day long

And it wont go away

Im feeling strong

It’s a beautiful problem

Nothings wrong

And I want you to stay

(Verse)

When you carry on and such

Ill tell you what you want to hear

Because I need you far too much

To push way beyond where I

Where I need you

Where I need you

(Chorus)

Nothings wrong

Youre a beautiful problem

All day long

And it wont go away

Im feeling strong

It’s a beautiful problem

Nothings wrong

And I want you to stay

(PreChorus)

What else could I say

What else could I say

Amor Para Ti

Written By: Jade, Jonathan Carmelli

Walk to the store

Buy some groceries and more

Read what they say about me

Go back upstairs

Then ill take off my clothes

Make you something right to eat

You watch me every morning when you wake up

I know because I feel it and it wakes me

And then I move in closer so we make out

Im totally emotion deep and I cant bear to leave

Amor tu eres mi amor

Amor yo tengo amor para ti

Amor tu eres mi amor

Amor yo tengo amor para ti, para ti

Give me some love before you leave

Im so much lighter on my feet

I washed all your clothes the night before

What would you do without me

You never tease me when I sing and dance into the mirror

All I think about is how to keep your interest

Call me on your break so we can chat and talk it over

Im so totally emotion deep and I cant bear to leave

Amor tu eres mi amor

Amor yo tengo amor para ti

Amor tu eres mi amor

Amor yo tengo amor para ti, para ti

Drown Me Out

Written By: Jade, Jonathan Carmelli

something tells me this is goodbye

no goodbye lasts forever

can you at least tell me why

he and i are no longer together

why you leave me here to leave me trippin in his world

are these cries so unbearable to listen

no need to listen near for the tap on the window

cause weve got so much so much to live for

drown me out

drown me out

drown me out (x2)

all can change in a moment

then the moments lost to take it back

what id give in a moment

for all it cost to make it last

cause i can see all of the city in your world

the safest place to me is outside of your window

are these cries so unbearable to listen

but weve got so much so much to live for

drown me out

drown me out

drown me out (x3)

drown me out

stay awake stay awake

ill be comin home to you

ill be coming home to you

stay awake stake awake

dont start dreaming

cause im coming home to you soon

if the moments over moments over moments over

ill be comin back to you

ill be comin back to you

if the moments over moments over moments over

ill be comin back to you

ill be comin back to you

Discography

SINGLES:
Naturally w/ Mickey Factz
Sun Rays w/ Stalley

EP:
It's My Heart, Cookie

Set List

Up & Out
Take The Hit
Beautiful Problems
Drown Me Out
I'm Gonna Tell Everybody
Wolf
Bad Dreams

About 35 minutes long; all songs written by Jade