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INTERVIEW: Jade Eagleson

Can you talk to us more about your single “Count The Ways”?

I wrote this song with my co-writers Gavin Slate, Travis Wood and Todd Clark. Going into this write, we knew we wanted to write about a bad relationship as we just finished writing two love songs. We had a lot of fun writing this tune, hope everyone loves it as much as I do.

Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?

Most of us have experienced a bad breakup and we wanted to capture that bad breakup in a fun and cheeky way. During this specific writing trip, we wrote two love songs so we wanted to mix it up. I hope this song put’s a smile on some faces during those hard times towards the end of a relationship.

Any plans to release a music video for the single?

We are releasing a music video for “Count The Ways”. It’s directed by Ben Knechtel, the man behind my first music video for “Got Your Name On It”. There’s a small storyline in the video, but the majority of the video captures my live performance. I was excited to mix it up for this one.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process was very laid back, hanging with the boys kinda vibe. In one day we had the song written and the demo done. Working with a pro producer like Todd Clark makes the recording process easy. He pushes you to get the best out of you and makes the experience fun.

How do you go on blending your traditional musical roots with modern twists?

A lot of that modern sound comes from production. Todd Clark has found a way to capture that traditional country sound while adding a modern twist. I sing the way I’ve always sung, with the traditional sound I grew up on, so I’m fortunate to have the crew around me that push me out of my box.

How have artists like Randy Travis and Johnny Cash has influence your writing?

Randy Travis and Johnny Cash recorded songs that are true to them and speak to their audience. Their songs have story and merit which I have always tried to emulate in my writing style. True legends.

What role does Ontario play in your music?

I call Ontario home. They were the first audience to hear my music … back when I was playing at the local dive bar in Millbrook, ON. Ontario radio along with stations across the Country have been very supportive out of the gate, which I am very thankful for!

Any plans to hit the road?

Summer festival season is around the corner and I am very fortunate to have some amazing shows booked. Any opportunity I have to play music feels like a blessing. The stage is truly my favorite place to be.

What else is happening next in Jade Eagleson’s world?

Really excited to get down to Nashville to write and record in the next couple months. I have some music that I can’t wait for everyone to hear. On top of the new music, I’ll be playing as many shows as fans allow me to play. Really looking forward to this next season and I’m very blessed to be doing what I love to do!

You can hear his latest, “Count The Ways” here

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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