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Introducing: Jade Naraine

posted March 9, 2015, 8:00 am by Kevin Sellers | Filed Under Introducing, On The Verge | comment Leave a Comment

Now so more than ever, pop music is an industrial workplace. The room for creativity and personality is narrowed by the individuals who you never see on a stage, hear on a record or pin a poster of on your wall. There are formulas, statistics, and those people aforementioned who quite simply ‘know better’. jadenaraine1Rules to follow, a market to target, a niche to fill. Little wonder that those who do break through are those whose personalities seem to rise above the soulless machinations of the suits.

For most of her life, Jade Naraine was determined to be one of the few.

I was very independent, very young and I had a lot of people who did not agree with making music a career, a lot of people telling me what I should do. I didn’t have too much discipline so I was really on my own, the sole believer in myself and with that I built a strength to never give up on my dreams and learned to be self disciplined.

To her, music isn’t so much a choice as it is a part of who she is. It’s always been that way.

“I just love music. Its my favourite thing in the world. I always wanted to be a popstar growing up. I was fascinated by all the popstars I would see on tv.”

One star in particular seemed to grab Jade’s attention.

“There are a few musicians that have had particular influence on me for different reasons. Firstly, Christina Aguilera because she is so talented and she was the first artist I met in person when she was starting out and touring malls for her freshman album. I had her album playing everyday. I love everything about her.”

Not a bad role model for a hopeful pop starlet. Over the years, Jade’s self-discipline and dedication would eventually pay off, as she finally found her place with the well-known producer and musical visionary Mike D (Voodoo Records).

Well I first met Mike when I was 13. He liked my voice but said I should take a couple of years to write and develop an image. I came back a couple years later and he didn’t remember me at all. He said he was blown away with my voice and my songs I had written and he was eager to work with me. It has been fun and a roller coaster ride. Sometimes when you work closely with someone you bicker A LOT! But in the end its all good. He is my biggest supporter and mentor. He really keeps me educated, smart and positive. He is very talented and I’m very lucky to have a producer who meshes so well with me. I don’t know how to produce or engineer music but his work is always what I envision for the song. Its like we were destined to meet.

jadenaraine3At this point, Jade has been working hard alongside Mike D to produce her first album, which will drop later this year. With a powerful voice, an image all her own and a passion for both creating and performing music, Jade Naraine has begun her ascent. It’s hardly a question of whether she’ll reach the place she wants to be; take her word for it.

I know a lot of artists have back up plans if they don’t become a successful artist but don’t think I could do anything else. I am music. And I always believed in pursuing something 100-percent.

“Cause I Can’t Take Missing You”

Check out our review of her first single, “Cause I Can’t Take Missing You” or just sample it for yourself.

You can check out her full interview here and follow Jade on twitter and facebook @jadenaraine.


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