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Petrichor

by Jade Aux

Her debut EP found itself being named after her favourite smell of rain hitting the dry earth, "Petrichor". Listen to Jade Aux's passion-pack and expect honey-vocals and irresistibly catchy guitar licks.
Genre: Country: Country Pop
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1. This
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2. Eve
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3. The Well
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4. Let Me Know
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5. Décor
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Jade Aux is a female artist from Durban, South Africa.

From singing with her battery-powered toy microphone at the age of 3, to reigning on the SingStar Machine by the age of 9, Jade has managed to charm her way into a spotlight moment and captivate her audience with her love for the music from a young age. From her refusal to wake up for school unless it was to the sound of Shania Twain, to building her own 'pretend' studio in her bedroom at the age of 11 where she sang ad played guitar along with her Taylor Swift CD, this songbird has been influenced from the beginning by many successful wonder women in the music industry.

That being said, she has only recently embraced the obvious fact that she is a Country-Pop artist. In school environments where the country genre was mocked and mistreated, her love for the genre's melodic customs and beautiful lyric composition was hidden out of fear of a guaranteed social suicide should she embrace her music. Now thanks to her producer, Daniel Basckin, who highlighted her undeniable liking to the genre evident in her writing style, and to her best friend, who pointed out her ability to influence the music industry rather than shy from it with her unique style, she stands proudly with the genre as a female Country Pop artist, a title unpopular in her home country, South Africa.

She learnt guitar from her mother at the age of 10, and two years later, she wrote her first song, ‘Raining, Pouring’, one evening about being trapped indoors due to the weather. As cliché as the 12 year old's song-writing style may have been, she had become fascinated with the process of compositing lyrics and melodies together, and was pouring out songs one after the other. At one point during her pre-teen years, she had written a full 13 track album for her emigrating friend, from the perspective of another classmate who would miss her the most.

During her high-school years, Jade experimented with software such as GarageBand, and began uploading cover songs onto SoundCloud. She worked with her vocals and guitar tracks recorded off the built-in microphone on her earphones, and would empty out her clothing cupboards to use as a studio to mute external sounds. As her teen years went by, she began building a song-book filled with music she'd only ever play to her family and close friends. She later began recording demos of a few of those favourite songs, and made them available on SoundCloud, such as ‘2:34am’, and her original version of ‘This’, which included a midi piano and basic electronic beats.

After graduating from high school in 2015, she released her song, ‘Oh Uh Hi’ out through SoundCloud – an electric-guitar-driven piece of music about seeing someone that you were once close with and how awkward things become, all produced off her cell phone in the Garage Band App. Throughout 2016 and 2017, Jade spent hours rehearsing and curating set lists, and played countless shows in and around Durban at festivals, bars, pubs, restaurants and private functions, all to gain experience of the live performance aspect of music. Eventually, she had made a considerable profit off of the live shows and she’d realized that the audiences didn’t have music to take home with them once they’d left the shows. So it was decided in the hallway of her mother’s house that she’d need to record her music, and her live performances managed to pay for the documentation of it all.

This brings us to her debut EP, ‘Petrichor’, a five-track passion pack of songs from her high-school writing, songs written during her live entertainment influx, and two brand new songs, written during the recording process. The name of the EP ‘Petrichor’ is an old English word, describing the smell of the rain as it hits dry earth after long period of drought. The title was confirmed by means of firstly, significant rainfall during the work process, and secondly, the fact that her first song ever written was about the rain. Thus the name of her favourite smell, ‘Petrichor’ came about. The smell of rejuvenation of once dead, dry earth is an extended metaphor for the fact that these songs on her EP are the rain for the dry period she’d been in since her pre-teen years when she’d begun writing.

And so, her official debut into the music industry, Petrichor, is now yours!

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