Sunday, August 02, 2009

JADA's Still Looking For Their Cowboy(s)

It's been over a month since I posted my little interview with the lovely ladies of Jada (in the above picture from left to right: Elle, April, Lauren and Jacyn) so I figured now would be a good a time as any to do a little follow up recon on their careers, as they continue to gear up for their September 22nd album release.

Their debut single, "American Cowboy", (produced by RedOne, featuring Akon) was released to the radio formats a few months back, and seems to have hit it's peak in terms of spins back at the end of May. This is completely criminal considering it's just as good if not better than the pack of RedOne-produced material that is currently spinning on Top 40 radio. Not to mention the fact that it's been a long long time since we've had a girl group on the radio with a geniunely impressive harmony (last time that I can recall was my dear Soluna's semi-blip with Top 40 success with "For All Time").

People definitely need to call up their local station and request the song. From what I gather, it's still being played reguarly in Detroit (Motor City, Baby! -- WKQI), Palm Springs in Cali (KKUU) and in Wisconsin (WKSZ). The first two just recently added the song -- so a resurgence of the "American Cowboy" is definitely possible. Do your duty, ninjas!

Whining aside, the girls don't seem to have let any minor setbacks slow them down. They are continuing to promote full force, and several newer video interviews (get to know the real Jada here and here) of them have cropped up on YouTube. The more videos I see of these girls, be they interviews or of singing, the more I begin to fall for them. They have this charisma that you just can't fake, and it's so nice to see a geniunely happy group of girls that get along, are talented, and are super role models for young women. At the risk of redundancy, the deja vu they give me of my Soluna days is so intense for me at times. And for a girl group, that couldn't be a better thing. (Mel's Note: I've mentioned this before on this blog, but check out my in-person interview with the ladies of what formerly made up Soluna from 2002 when I was 14 years old. You'll see the similarities in their playfulness.)

Anywho, last week Jada posted the following video to their YouTube account and it really made me smile. It shows how silly and goofy (and down-to-earth) they can be as they walk into various shops near their homebase of Bristol Studios in Boston during some down time. Watch it, and I dare you to not get a little grin on your face at the fact that they totally do not take themselves too seriously. (BTW - when April talks to the armyman statue and straightfaced said, "You're the strong and silent type. I like that.", I will not lie, I cracked up.)

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