NEXT Artist: Jade Novah
Jade Novah made waves with a Beyonce parody and now she's ready to take over the music world with her own music. This Ohio native/Atlanta transplant is an industry pro with high profile songwriting credits, but today, she's got tunnel vision while she puts the finishing touches on her anticipated project In Search of Me.
On Her 'Show Out' visuals: The Show Out video was crowdfunded by my supporters. The feedback has been wonderful and the fans have a connection to the video because they were the ones that helped make it happen. As far as the song itself, I'm very pleased with the feedback that it's been getting.
On Her New Album: The album is called In Search of Me and it's a unique take on creating an album because it's my producer [Devin Johnson] and I- we actually wrote a storyline and made the songs around that story. It's a fictional account of a girl's journey to finding herself through the things she wants and goes through. Ultimately, everything you want and need is within yourself. It's not external.
On connecting with other Ohio artists: When I was in Cleveland, I wasn't actively pursuing my artistry. I started this project in 2012. My main focus when I was there was songwriting for artists. So I didn't really have that opportunity to connect as Jade Novah the artist with other artists. I definitely support all of the independent artists in Cleveland.
On getting her start in songwriting: I've written for Melanie Fiona ("Watch Me Work"), Mya, Christina Milian and a few other people. [Writing] was kind of a natural progression. When I was younger, I did a lot of girl groups, but in those situations, I never really felt like an artist who was able to express herself. Writing was a way for me to have a lot more control without management. That's why I did it initially. From there, I just developed relationships and built my confidence creatively.
Her collaboration wishlist: I would love to write for Beyonce or Rihanna, which is the holy grail for most writers.
Impersonations come easily (see above): Acting is a huge part of my artistry and something I want to get into. I wanted a way to show my supporters more than the music aspect. It was a catalyst, something to get people to recognize my talents outside of music. Beyonce was always my favorite, but I'm pretty confident I could do a mean Kim Kardashian.
How She Describes Her Music: It's theatrical, a mix of R&B and Broadway. I wanted to bring those two together and create this visual music.
Watch "Show Out" and her Christmas medley below!