CD Review: Jade – Deadly Sins (single)

Jade-Deadly-Sins

Windsor theatre lovers might remember St. Clair College Graduate Jade McLeod from the highly successful 2016 run of the Rocky Horror Show where she played Magenta in the 70s musical. Now, the young actress and singer/songwriter is on her own with the release of a new single called Deadly Sins, available on iTunes.

Musicians Joey Martel (Guitar/Bass) and Sam Goswell (Drums) provide a solid background for the track, giving the crunch rocker a modern feel, but with enough familiarity for lovers of classic hard rock. Jade provides a song in the league as Heart and Pat Benatar, with strong theatrical elements and a passionate voice. The tune runs through a story of jealousy and broken hearts taking the listener into a world of loneliness and empty beds.

Jade McLeodWhile one song can’t define an artist, it can give clues on what to expect in the future. With that, Deadly Sins gives listeners insight into a woman capable of crafting a solid hard rock album, something Canada is in “deadly” need of. It’s been years since we’ve enjoyed the sounds of Canucks like Lee Aaron or the all-female band Kittie and Jade may be the rockstar we’re looking for.

Jade can be found performing her own music live across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as hitting the stage in a variety of theatrical productions like Villains, an upcoming full length original musical cabaret set to 80’s hits. It plays Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre on Oct. 20-22 and 27-29.

Deadly Sins is available on iTunes here.

 

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