Today we’d like to introduce you to Jad Saad.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started making beats when I went to high school. While kids would clap pencils on desks and rap to them I was actually producing at home and writing songs, uploading them to Soundcloud and eventually DSPs like Spotify and Apple Music. Halfway through college one of my songs sort of blew up and got the attention of a local studio in Orlando, and they invited me to come and work with their guys. It was through them I met some of my closest friends in the industry, who introduced me to handful of people that would become my publisher and songwriting team up in New York City (Arcade Songs) it was so surreal. Since then (preCOVID) I’ve been flying around the US between NYC, LA, and Nashville and getting in as many sessions as possible. If there’s one thing, I’ve learned… Co-creation is the name of the game.
Currently, I’m working on amazing music in Orlando with the creative community. I’m sitting on a pretty wild number of unreleased collaborative songs with amazing creators between here and LA.
I’m coming in hot this coming year. There’s a lot of exciting stuff I can’t talk about yet, so just keep a lookout!
Has it been a smooth road?
The hardest battles have been against myself. Struggling to beat plateaus, finding continuous fuel and creativity, and just keeping the spark alive can be hard. That’s why I say co-creation is the key. No one can work alone forever and keep churning out things that are creatively interesting and progressive–and even if they could, what fun would that be?
In a culture at its peak of ownership emphasis and DIY mentality, we have to remember that co-creation is the very basis from which creation stems from. That’s how communities are built. That’s how we stay progressive by pushing each other outside of comfort zones and challenging the way we are wired to think. I try to move left when it feels safe to move right.
Every path has its challenges, but it is always you vs. you at the end of the day. My mom always used to ask me, “Who do you want to be?”
That’s a question I carry with me always.
What else should our readers know?
I am a writer, producer, and artist from Jacksonville, FL.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I’m actually not in LA. Lol. I do love it there though. It’s the focal point of entertainment and culture, largely. I think too many people go there to find and already overly-saturated path though. Try to find it in your city first.
- Website: solo.to/jad
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/jadsaad_
- Twitter: twitter.com/jadsaad_
Seth Charles, Yourfriendcurtis