Jade MacRae: Up Above Your Head (Digital Single) (Released: 2019)
Raw soul, delivered with vulnerability and heart. UK born, Australian based Jade MacRae’s rich musical history colours her vocal delivery and song writing. MacRae was born into a life of music with both parents being internationally acclaimed jazz musicians. Jade's own journey began at age three playing piano and violin, seeing her accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium Of Music where she would study through to University.
Having enjoyed critical acclaim and chart success as a young pop/R&B artist, MacRae has recently completed what could be her most pivotal record to date. A definitively soulful sound, this collection of songs was recorded live to tape with some of Australia's most revered and respected musicians and singers. Penned in hotels and dressing rooms whilst on tour with US Blues guitar great Joe Bonamassa, this music speaks of heartache and loss, but also of the road to emotional repair and personal redemption. A collection of songs revealing a depth, not heard from MacRae before - Jade's vocals soar while the band drives and swings hard, with a sound reminiscent of Etta James, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Big Maybelle and Dinah Washington.
“Jade MacRae is one of the most naturally gifted musicians I have ever encountered. Jade is what you would call a singer's singer and musician's musician. It is rare to see the combination of soulfulness and technical dexterity meet in such a great way.’ - Joe Bonamassa