Jade de LaFleur, a sultry singer-songwriter hailing from Louisiana, has concocted a fresh batch of musical gumbo for the people in her new nine track EP entitled ‘Jaded.' Her concoction includes little pieces of R&B, Jazz and Blues and she also has production and songwriting by James Fauntleroy, D.A. from Chester French, Cory ‘Chorus' Gibson and The Page Brothers. Not to mention that her title track ‘Jaded' was featured on Solange's Saint Heron compilation album. We had the opportunity to quickly catch up with the up and coming artists we call Jade de LaFleur.
Jade de LaFleur’s Top Ten Favorite Songs
1. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
2. Sade – By your Side
3) Michael Jackson- Human Nature
4. Mariah Carey – Hero
5. John Lennon – Imagine
6. Aretha Franklin – You Make me Feel
7. Prince – Purple Rain
8. Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All
9. Donny Hathaway – Someday We'll All Be Free
10. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Makes Me Smile … Home cooked meals, dancing and hugs.
Guilty Pleasures … Mark and Mary – I can't go any further than that on the grounds that I do not wish to incriminate myself!
Blue Notes and Green Trees … Both antidotes suite me quite nicely. Blue Notes and Green trees is everything because sometimes all you have is just that…a sad song and nothing but nature and time to heal.
My Hood Slang
My Hood Slang … Just add "uh", "ha" or "no" at the end of your statements and you will be good! Where I'm from (Louisiana), it isn't uncommon to end your sentences in question form.
Rap Alias … My Rap alias would be ‘Butta'.
Favorite Rap Album … It is a toss up between Juvenile's ‘400 Degreez' and Bone Thugs -N-Harmony's ‘E. 1999 Eternal'
The Wrong Love
The Right Love … Confident.
The Wrong Love … Swamp Thing.
Musical Love Child … I would have a musical love child with Chance The Rapper and I would name the baby, ShouldaCouldaWoulda.
My Sound … My sound is my life and surroundings – honest, imperfect and true. If my sound was a color it would be blue, it would taste sweet and it would feel like country crock.
Music Choice … Music that inspires, teaches or intrigues me. Music with a story and soul and that ranges from past to present.
Musical Influences … Sade, Sarah Vaughan, Shuggie Otis, Lady Day (Bille Holiday), Julie London, Donny Hathaway, Elton John, the list goes on and on.
Makes Me Jaded
Who I Am … As an individual I love to laugh and to find pleasure in the simple things. Sometimes I'm easy like Sunday morning. Most times, I'm a shot of Hot Mess. I am also neat.As an artist I'm all about the journey; the good, the bad, the ugly and the better!
Makes Me Jaded … My past- past decisions, past hurts – anything from the past that is a hurt that inspired this current project- that made me jaded and why I titled this record "jaded."
Motivation Behind New York City Soul … Survival, everybody in New York is just trying to survive!