Kaeley Jade
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Kaeley Jade

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Pop Folk




"“Years Ago” by Kaeley Jade"

Canadian indie singer/songwriter Kaeley Jade comes to us with her mesmerizing and charming debut single, “Years Ago”. With mature and haunting verses she paints a picture that dance between fantasy and reality in a way that simply connects with your senses and imagination. The track is pure magic and her voice is extremely beautiful and captivating making the experience a one of a kind gem. She understands the balance between the human side of music and the fantasy that gives it that unknown push to simply shine through and catch us off guard. There’s no denying that this is a debut bound to stand out and make her name heard and known not only in her native land but across the globe as well. So listen and embrace her soundscape. Enjoy! - Wolf in a Suit

"Beautiful Folk Pop from Edmonton. - Kaeley Jade: Years Ago"

Kaeley Jade is an award-winning Métis artist and folk-pop singer-songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. Recorded with the Juno-nominated team at Velveteen Audio, "Years Ago" is her debut single and was inspired by her struggle to make the right decisions while navigating an especially difficult relationship.

As both visual and musical artist, Kaeley brings elements of each of her disciplines into her songwriting to create arrangements that are complex, layered, and insightful. "Years Ago" combines a nostalgic sense of romantic pragmatism with the knowledge that hearts change with every passing season. Love is timing, and love is also blind luck; we are better off knowing that a mysterious force of determinism will always have its way. Starting with a combination of electric guitar and electronic piano, and a driving pulse on the bass drum, we are immediately drawn to the warmth of Kaeley's voice. The arrangement is beautifully developed, with melodic hooks and falsetto lifts right where you want them. This debut offering from Kaeley Jade is both promising and unsurprising, as her exciting talent is already well-known in Canada where she was recently featured as a vocalist for the Edmonton Pops Orchestra.

Kaeley’s debut EP, Years Ago, is a spirited blend of folk-pop inspired by artists such as Vance Joy, The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile and Bahamas. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.

Read this story on Apple News. - Chillfiltr

"Kaeley Jade has released an exciting and extraordinary track called “Years Ago”"

Kaeley Jade has released an extraordinaryly beautiful track called “Years Ago” it’s the debut single of Canadian folk-pop artist. The award-winning Métis artist is excited to connect with audiences everywhere with this deeply personal project, inspired by her experience with her struggle to make the right decisions while navigating an especially difficult relationship. Be sure to listen to the track below and please share your much appreciated feedback below. Add this to your playlist. - Reignland Magazine

"Kaeley Jade – Years Ago"

Kaeley Jade är en singer-songwriter från staden Edmonton i den kanadensiska provinsen Alberta. Hon är här aktuell med sin debutsingel Years ago. En skön poplåt som handlar om att göra rätt val i en relation och hur man ska manövrera sig igenom förhållandet. Allt är härligt lekfullt och med skön pop-puls i melodin. Så helt klart väldigt underhållande och charmigt. Du hör resultatet här nedan.

Kaeley Jade is a singer-songwriter from the city of Edmonton in the Canadian province of Alberta. She is here with her debut single Years ago . A nice pop song that is about making the right choice in a relationship and how to maneuver through the relationship. Everything is wonderfully playful and with a nice pop pulse in the melody. So obviously very entertaining and charming. You will hear the results below. - Popmuzik

"U of A student Kaeley Jade to release first EP"

Local singer-songwriter and graduating BFA Acting student Kaeley Jade is releasing her first EP, Years Ago, on May 22. The album is an amalgamation of the past few years of her life, the influences of the Edmonton music community and her degree program, and an expression of musical influences in pop and folk music.

Jade has been a presence in the Edmonton music community from a young age.

“I started singing around Edmonton when I was nine,” she told me.

Since then, she’s performed at events like Ice on Whyte and Flying Canoe Volant. Through participation in local music events, she’s formed friendships with other local performers.

“Our music scene is alive and well, I’m very fortunate to be a part of it,” she said.

Her elementary school music teacher, who encouraged her to get involved in singing after a performance as Gretl in The Sound of Music, shaped her love of singing and performance.

“My mother and father both played music all the time and they really fostered our creativity,” Jade said.

The result was a background that led her to a passion for writing and performance.

“I’ve always loved writing short stories and poems, so it seemed really natural when I started playing guitar and ukulele to start writing music as well,” she added.

The EP includes songs from the course of Jade’s time at the university, from 2017 up until last year.

The most recent single from the EP, “Highway 16”, reflects the personal touch that listeners can expect from Jade’s music.

“I was feeling really stuck, like I needed to get away,” she said.

While she’s looking forward to the release, she also acknowledges how difficult it can be to open up through music.

“No one ever told me how vulnerable I would feel! I have a lot of respect for musicians who put themselves out there,” she commented.

The EP’s other tracks explore themes like first love and heartbreak. A pop and indie-folk songwriter, Jade draws her inspiration from a wide range of sources.

“Right now I’m listening to The Lone Bellow, Mountjoy, folk and folk pop,” she said.

She tries to bring elements of what she likes about folk’s acoustics and pop’s synthetic, commercial sounds to create her own unique style.

As a student in the U of A’s BFA Acting program, Jade says her studies have influenced not only her music but all aspects of her art.

“The family I found in my classmates inspires me every day in all areas of my life,” she said. “Even the training is so multidisciplinary, it’s made me so much more well-rounded.”

The combination of training and faculty support, she said, has impacted her music more than she ever expected. - The Gateway

"Soundtracked – Jan 26th"

Years Ago – Kaeley Jade

Vibrant pop with smooth vocals and touches of melancholy. FFO: Anne Marie - Little Dose of Indie

"Kaeley Jade Shares New Single ‘Highway 16’"

Canadian folk-pop singer and songwriter Kaeley Jade has just unveiled her sophomore single Highway 16, an upbeat acoustic guitar-driven anthem that shares a message of hope, taken from her debut EP, Years Ago.

I am really loving the energy of this song and Kaeley's vocals are quite distinctive and flow beautifully over the infectious production packed with lush acoustic guitars and punchy drums. On Highway 16, Kaeley beautifully showcases her lovely vocals and her impeccable storytelling skills, sharing the message that no matter how dark things may seem, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Listening to this song reminds me a bit of artists like Phillip Phillips and Kaleo and if you're into upbeat pieces of folk-pop music with a summery atmosphere, then you'll love Highway 16. - Caesar Live N Loud


Years Ago - Single
Highway 16 - Single
Years Ago - EP (To be released May 22, 2020)



Armed with a soulful, velvety voice, Kaeley Jade is a folk-pop singer/songwriter, actor and visual artist based out of Edmonton, Alberta. An award-winning Métis artist, Kaeley has performed at events such as the Big Valley Jamboree, the Tim Horton’s Brier, and the Canadian Country Music Awards Week, and has been featured as a vocalist with the Edmonton Pops Orchestra. Her music has been featured on several Spotify editorial playlists including New Music Friday, New Music Friday Canada and Fresh Finds, and her song “Elijah” was placed in Link to the Past Productions’ feature film No Apology. Her debut EP, Years Ago, will be released on May 22nd and is now available for pre-order on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. Check out her website, www.kaeleyjade.com.

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