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Meet Jadea Kelly

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jadea Kelly.

Jadea, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I am a Canadian songwriter living in Los Angeles and moved here nearly a year ago. This was after two years of writing trip visits. Prior to my big move, I lived briefly in Nashville, TN and wherever my touring led me. Toronto, Canada has been my home for the longest duration, having grown up an hour from the city in the suburbia of Whitby Ontario.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My music is a combination of storytelling and poetry. I love words. I love rearranging words in songs. I love that one single word can change the emotion of an entire sentiment. I consider the past three years of gypsy hood/suitcase living my songwriting 101 education. Nashville and Los Angeles are home to some of the most creative and innovative artistic minds. They schooled me as I developed and returned to my own individual style.

Lately, my creative message has been peace. Finding peace and cultivating peace. Recognizing light and love around you and recognizing the dark path that led to this realization.

While on tour, I see audience members taking home this sentiment. Crying profusely haha and surrendering to any hurt that lives within them.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
The biggest challenge facing artists is their inability to make actual revenue from their work, i.e., streaming. Artists often shield this reality to maintain a particular image, but it’s important for the consumer to understand how impossible it is to survive. The music of ours that changes your life everyday, you’re getting it for free usually.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can support my work by purchasing my album online or ordering it through my website. Present streaming royalties are actual robbery. Love streaming. I encourage it but actually purchasing an album helps me buy breakfast.

Contact Info:

  • Website: Www.darthjadea.com
  • Email: jadea.kelly@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @jadeakelly
  • Facebook: @darthjadea
  • Twitter: @jadeakelly


Image Credit:

Canadian Beats (for black shirt stage pics), Outdoor pic Jen Squires

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