Award-winning singer-songwriter, Jadea Kelly, celebrates the long-awaited release of her fourth studio album, Roses (out via Darth Jadea Music / Tonetree).
“The Roses album release feels like a wedding and a birth all in one,” exclaims Jadea. “Celebratory and four years in the making. I’m so incredibly proud of these songs. It was an absolute joy to create this album and the act of creating it provided me with an unwavering sense of artistic purpose.”
To mark the release, Jadea also shares a beautiful music video for the record’s title track – filmed by francophone videographer, Gaelle Legrand, on Jadea’s parents’ property in Ontario, Canada.
“We wanted to film a collection of vignette memories of a past love, mixed with images that represented a triumphant return to joy, power, independence, and abundance,” adds Jadea. “I bought five bouquets of roses, drenched most of them in gasoline and we burnt them in slow motion.”
Produced by a collection of artists, including Aaron Goldstein (Matt Mays / Daniel Romano), Joel Schwartz (Dionne Taylor), Rich Jacques (Lisa Loeb), and Joe Moralez (Skyler Day), the record reflects Jadea’s journey to a more conscious and balanced state. Featuring 13 new original tracks – which were composed between Ontario, Nashville, and L.A. over the past four years – Roses perfectly showcases Jadea’s heartstring-tugging songwriting, all highlighted by Jadea’s stunning vocals.
Check out the album below, and stay up to date with Jadea via her socials.
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.