We recently chatted to India Jade about her musical journey as well as all the ins and outs of her upcoming self-titled EP due for release very soon!
Born in Gippsland, 19-year-old India Jade moved to the eastern suburbs of Camberwell where even without much of a musical influence around her, still managed to make music a part of her life.
“I think my life would have been so different if I lived in the country my entire life,” she said.
“There was something so magical about watching people perform.”
India joined the David Jaanz School of Singing at a young age that created many performance opportunities. She says that it is her “most favourite place in the world,” and is still attending the school, not only as a student but also a teacher.
At the tender age of only 16, India was chosen as a solo act for the Victorian State School Spectacular, which she said was a major highlight of her career.
India has just recently been signed by Titus Day from 6 Degrees Management. She is continuing to develop her brand as she stated that her EP is like a journal that highlights different phases of her life.
“My goal was to create a fun, upbeat record that takes the listener on a crazy ride through the ups and downs of love and life as I’ve experienced it.”
A huge work in progress, India said that the EP contains songs that she wrote when she was only 15 years old. “I didn’t want to see them go on the back burner,” she said.
Written in collaboration with James Rocher whom India describes as a “prolific writer, in so many more ways than one,” the songwriting process opened her eyes to the music world and her future as an artist.
“Lyrics are definitely my strength in songwriting and often an entire song will take form purely from a random lyric idea,” she said.
Real Thing – a song featured on the upcoming self-titled EP, is described as one of her personal songs, however, India assures that listeners can also relate to the song as well.
“Love is a universal thing! It’s a very happy-go-lucky song and it will remind you of the first time you fell ‘back’ into love after a nasty break-up or heartbreak, and how being with that one person makes you feel so happy and fearless that you forget any doubts you had about love before.”
She feels as though the whole EP experience has enabled her to grow and excel as a songwriter due to the “amazing songwriters and musicians [she] worked with over the years”.
India’s upcoming launch is expected to be quite a success. Support acts include Frank Dixon, Aimee Chambers, Kylie Churinga and Jordyn Griffin. This will certainly be a night not to miss, full of excitement and hype and India certainly can’t wait!!
India’s EP is set for release Thursday March 19 with her launch on March 20 at Room680 in Hawthorn. You can purchase tickets HERE.
Written by RSOM guest writer – Kyra Tsitsinaris
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