Award-winning UK country singer-songwriter Jade Helliwell continues to share her unique charismatic vibrancy through engaging lyrical storytelling & beautifully emotive vocals.
Not long ago, Jade unveiled the empowering anthem “Woman I Am”, which is the first single release from the inspiring EP, due out later this year.
This latest single weaves an empowering message of self-pride & celebration. Written with fellow country singer Laura Oakes, the track tells a story of being proud of each aspect of your personality and owning those traits – life mottos that Jade herself is driven by.
Jade has kindly taken the time to chat with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding the latest single release & what it means on a personal level. You can check out the full interview below.
Hey Jade, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Jade: Sure, I’m a Yorkshire-based Singer/Songwriter. I’ve been performing since I was a little girl but started writing my own music when I was nineteen. I fell in love with the country style of songwriting and the genre as a whole. I’ve been lucky enough to perform at some incredible festivals and shows over the past few years and hope to continue to do so.
How would you currently describe your musical style?
Jade: My music style is very pop-influenced country music. A blend of the two genres. The really modern ‘Nashville pop’ sound you hear from artists such as Tenille Arts, Maren Morris & Carly Pearce.
You have just released the new power anthem “Woman I Am”. How did the idea to create this song come together?
Jade: This was a ‘weird place for song ideas’ one where I was driving at the hook came to me so I had to pull over and get the idea down. Shortly after I was on a co-write with Laura Oakes and I knew she’d be the perfect co-writer for this idea. We spoke about how people try to put you in a box in all aspects of life and tell you to change certain things about your personality. It’s about being unapologetically yourself and celebrating the good, bad and ugly!
How would you compare the creative process behind this song to our earlier releases?
Jade: It was written in the new normal-zoom! Similar to past release ‘Smoke’. The recording process was new for me. We had everything recorded in Nashville with an incredible producer Matt Geroux and worked with an amazing vocal producer Ramera Abraham to get the vocals produced in London. On this one I was even lucky enough to have Laura Oakes stop by the studio and add some Backing vocals-listen closely, you’ll hear her!
You co-wrote this song alongside fellow country singer Laura Oakes. How did you find the experience of writing together?
Jade: Laura is one of my favourite people to write with. She just listens really well and understands exactly what you’re trying to achieve with the co-write. It was a pleasure as always to write this one with her.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Jade: For me, it shows a point in my life I’ve reached where I’m comfortable with who I am and how my personality is and finally taking ownership and celebrating all the parts of myself. I find It really empowering.
If listeners could take something away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Jade: To be proud of yourself and celebrate yourself each and every bit of you.
This song is the debut release from your upcoming EP, which is set to be released later this year. What are some of the things that we can expect from the EP itself?
Jade: The EP will be very much along the message of self-celebration and empowerment. It will also be some of what I feel is my best writing and the production again is something super pop/country and fun. I’m so excited.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Jade: Keep being you and celebrate every bit of you.
Please go check out the new single and keep your eyes peeled for the follow-up EP. I am heading out on my headline tour in October I would love to see you there partying with me. Grab your tickets from www.jadehelliwell.com.
You can check out “Woman I Am” on Spotify below or via further platforms here.