What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Jada Hope and I’m repping Toronto, Ontario.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest release is called Ouu la la, it came out right before Valentine’s day on February 12. I was inspired by my own experiences with love, being vulnerable and expressing suppressed feelings. For me, even though while writing it I had my own experiences in mind, I didn’t want to be so direct or specific. By calling the song Ouu la la , I allowed the listener to associate their own experiences with the word and create their own meaning.
What is unique about you and your music?
My music is a representation of me. All I write about is my life and my experiences. I grew up listening to all different types of music, from Soul to Rock to Reggae, I was always surrounded by many different sounds. You hear that in my music, although I am an R&B singer, I love to incorporate different sounds and instruments into my music so that, beyond the lyrics, the overall sound is able to appeal to all types of music listeners.
What shaped your music?
My life. Writing music is therapy for me, so whenever I’m going through something, whether it’s positive or negative, I put that in my music and that is what shapes my overall sound.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Ive always been involved in music and I have been writing songs since as long as I can remember but my first time going into a professional recording studio and really having that experience was September 2020 and after that first time, I knew this was it for me.
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to everything; it honestly just depends on my mood. Lately it’s been a lot of Soul, Funk & R&B.
What inspires you to write music?
My experiences and just life in general. I love music because I feel like it’s one of the only things that allows you to be introverted and extroverted at the same time. When I write, I’m sharing things closest to me but it’s easy. Which outside of music, isn’t the easiest thing for me to do. Writing lets me express myself entirely.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I love poetry and spoken word. I started really diving into poetry in 2019 and I’ve been writing since then.
Happiness to you is…
Love. When I think about happiness, I think about the people I love being happy and successful and feeling loved too.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
Since I started taking music seriously, I’ve had good people around me who have helped me stay on track and that always encouraged me and gave me great advice. With all the advice I’ve been given, I’d say hard work beats talent every time. I was always told this but just going through the process myself, I’ve realized how important it really is to find creative ways to consistently show your talent, beyond just singing and releasing music. A lot of people can sing, but work ethic is everything.
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
I can’t say too much but you will definitely be hearing more of me very soon. I will be releasing my very first Ep soon, but before that I have another single coming out in April.
Where do we find you music / music projects?
You can find my music on all streaming platforms, Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud and Youtube. All under Jada Hope.
Any last words for the readers?
If you have any passion or dream, whether it be music related or not, go for it. Don’t wait on the right time or until something is perfect, because perfection will never come and while you’re focused on obtaining perfection, people with the same dream as you will be making it happen. Just go for it and don’t stop.