Last week we gave you a peek at the diversity of Jae Franklin with her new single, “Higher”. And now we get to meet the woman herself. She’s a dynamic talent to say the least with her sexy yet silky vocals and unique musical arrangements. I would consider Jae a groove expirementalist as much as I would a singer and musician. She really takes care in crafting her music and that’s what it takes to make a name for yourself. I had the pleasure of talking with her in the interview above and I was totally impressed by, not only her talent as a musician, but her humbleness and the drive she emulates that has made her travel the world and play in front of such diverse groups of people. To me she will also be an ambassador. Enjoy!
About Jae Franklin:
Dynamic songstress Jae Franklin is a citizen of the world. Her curiosity about the interconnectedness of people has led her to perform in over 20 countries from Ethiopia to Dubai. No stranger to pop stardom, Jae toured as a background vocalist for Grammy Award winner Melanie Fiona and eventually began performing at a host of reputable venues across the world as a solo artist. Franklin sure knows her stuff and now its time for her to get in the minds of the masses.
Jae was a 80s baby. She grew up in one of the most dynamic erasof music. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jae’s father exposed her to the blues – the likes of B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland, balanced out with greats like Shirley Caesar and Michael Jackson. Jae also shared her mother’s love of contemporary pop and soul music, admiring the music of Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, and Michael Bolton. Today, Jae is inspired by legends like Angelique Kidjo, Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, and Sade. It’s no wonder her music sounds the way it does.
Since 2010, Jae has given the world a taste of what’s next. Her voice can be heard on countless collaborations across the web. Her cover of Jamiroquai’s “Morning Glory” was praised by the British band and featured on their official Facebook page. Her collaborations and solo projects have been applauded by esteemed websites like MOOVMNT, Sampleface, and Groovement.
Most recently, Jae started sharing new music in September 2015, releasing her new single ‘Music & Love,’ which premiered on reputable websites like Indie Shuffle and URB.
Franklin is well on her way to cementing herself among the soul and pop greats that have influenced her. Her forthcoming album, “CHEERS TO LIFE,” will be released in 2016 and feature production by Charles LaMont and WaxMantic. Featuring the lead single, ‘Higher,’ Jae Franklin is set for an impressive year.
“Cheers to Life” is out February 2nd featuring lead single ‘Higher’.