J Edna Mae’s first EP release – a collection of 5 beautifully crafted, piano led, ethereal acoustic songs, with pure vocals telling each song's unique story. J Edna Mae recorded the album at Sonic One Studios, South Wales, where the likes of well known musicians such as Tony Hadley, The Beat and Steve Balsamo have also recorded.
Released on iTunes, Spotify and Apple on 26:6, this EP has been described as having an idiosyncratic, fresh sound, reminiscent of Enya, Birdy and Regina Spektor, but with it's own unique individual feel.
The lead single ‘Luminous’ has been described as an ethereal song of ‘unearthly beauty’, with its angelic vocal sound and lush backing vocal arrangement.
‘Luminous is completely engaging. The melody is fantastic and the vocals are perfectly balanced in a timeless, lush arrangement that perfectly captures beauty and light’
J Chris Griffin, Producer (Has worked with/on: John Legend, Kanye West, Madonna, Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson, JoJo, The Corrs, Mis-Teeq, John McLaughlin, New Pornographers, Ben Kweller, The Veils, Peter Bjorn and John, The Blonde Redheads, Art Brut)
‘Luminous’ has been played on rotation in Bree Nobles number 1 award winning radio programme, ‘Women of Substance’, and featured in a special podcast Episode 621, which is available on Youtube and iTunes It achieved a finalist placing in the prestigious UK Songwriting Competition, 2016, and has already been sync licensed to shows such as:
- ‘Bill Nye Save’s The World’ – NETFLIX
- ‘Born This Way’ - A&E Network
- ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ - E!TV Network/Comcast
- ‘THE REAL WORLD – The Real World Challenge’ - MTV Network (All Shows)
- ‘Total Divas’ – E!TV Network
- ‘Total Bella’s’ – E!TV Network
- ‘So Cosmo’ - E!TV Network/Comcast
- ‘Mariah’s World’ - E!TV Network/Comcast
- ‘Bad Girls Club’ - OXYGEN Network
DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
‘Deal with the Devil’ is a song that is already achieving a lot of interest and success. A four time finalist in the prestigious UK Songwriting Competition, 2016, recipient of a Global Music Award 2016, finalist in the Singer Universe Competition, 2017, the song has already secured a publishing deal and is getting some great reviews:
‘Stellar sound and emotion from Note One - so original with a vocal performance second to none, the sonically-satisfying journey that the melody takes cannot be described as must be heard.’
J Nelson K, Musician
Deal with the Devil has been played on rotation in Bree Nobles Number 1 Award Winning radio programme, Women of Substance, and featured in a special podcast Episode 630, available on Youtube and iTunes.
LAY HERE FOREVER
This song has an intriguing eastern feel to it's instrumentation, complementing some of the biographical references in the lyrics such as 'dancing with sharks' (refers to J Edna Mae's diving experiences in Black Rock, Burma) and 'ancient temples' (refers to the ancient temples of Siam Reap in Cambodia).
'It's a song about searching in life and not settling,' says J Edna Mae, 'and then when you find something and someone special it's all the more beautiful.'
LIVING IN BLACK AND WHITE
Pure and emotionally resonant vocals reflect the sadness of the lyrics in this song, a song about loss, being let down and feeling broken. Although written during a difficult period in her life, J Edna Mae says,
'Although this probably sounds like a huge cliche, writing this song helped me work through a tough time in my life, and I hope that listening to it might help others who are going through the same sort of emotional turmoil.'
FIND YOUR OWN REAL
Showcasing an incredbly wide vocal range, this song is about unconditional love for your child/ children, encouraging them to go out into the world and 'find their own real', not live their life trying to fulfil the wishes and dreams of anyone else.
'I wrote this song for my children, to tell them I love them unconditionally and that they must be who they want to be, and follow their own wishes and dreams in life,' says J Edna Mae. 'I wrote it after meeting too many young people who felt that their parents were disappointed in them and they couldn't share parts of their lives with their families. That's just really sad. We all have our own path and our own journey in life. We have to be who we are.'
This song is currently featuring in Bree Noble's award winning 'Women of Substance' podcast, Episode 789, a special Motherhood series.