Jayde is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter from Cobourg, Ontario. Not too long ago, she unveiled her true feelings on her honest new single, titled, “was it worth it,” released alongside an authentic vlog-style visualizer.
Jayde – “was it worth it” visualizer
“I’m out of all good reasons trying to keep you alive. The ending feels so brutal now that it’s real this time. You leave it up to me, I ruin everything. Maybe, I just shoulda known better. Karma’s kicking in, the worst part of it is I thought we could have done it forever. But was it worth it for you? Look what you’ve done, blood on your hands while I’m biting my tongue. Hope it was worth it for you. Not really worth it for me, wasted my breath. Stole my mind, left me for dead.” – lyrics
‘was it worth it’ describes portions of Jayde’s last relationship in which her partner exploited her creative ideas and raw emotions. With a wounded heart, Jayde sings with passion, “I’m done trying, I’m done crying, rather sit in silence.” The video lets viewers into a slice of Jayde’s life and her creative mind on her own terms.
“You always say you’re sorry like it still means so much.”
“I was watching my whole relationship fall apart before my eyes when I wrote this. I felt like everything had been a complete lie on a personal level and that I was being exploited entirely for my creativity and desire to help this person try and hone in on their creative identity.” – Jayde explained
Jayde has always felt the compulsion to externalize her thoughts and internal conflicts. Growing up in a small town in Ontario, surrounded by instruments at her grandparents’ house and listening to her dad blast Coldplay songs on his stereo, Jayde gravitated toward music from a young age. Her parents describe how she began writing little melodies and lyrics about how the wind felt or how the sky was blue.
When she hit her adolescent years, Jayde threw herself into any opportunity to create music, which involved many singer-songwriter competitions, small performances, and songwriting camps. Jayde excelled in those settings, especially when competing on CTV’s The Launch, receiving praise from artists and industry executives such as Jann Arden, Scott Borchetta, and Marie Mai.
Jayde released a set of singles in 2018, which she felt were the first hints at her ‘real’ sound and displayed the intimate moments that she values addressing through her artistry. In 2021, Jayde released her debut EP, titled, “Sad Songs About Sad Things.” For Jayde, the EP functioned as an “artistic scrapbook” from a very transitional time period in her life.
As the songs organically culminated, the project became monumental to Jayde’s artistic identity. She felt that it was important enough to share with others. Her only hope in mind that others might resonate with her stories and take comfort in the connection.
The EP was covered by major media outlets and featured in notable playlists including New Music Friday Canada, It’s a Bop, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Pop, EQUAL Canada, and Radar Canada.
“Writing and recording this past year definitely wasn’t a glamorous experience. I would walk into a writing session and spill out my entire life to strangers, and we connected and made something from it. It was the most vulnerable I have ever been, and only through music did I process my emotions.” – Jayde explained
Jayde is ramping up to release more music in 2023. She explains that “the new releases are some of the most genuine” to her creative identity, “this project came from a period of musical exploration but personal stagnation.” There was a great deal of existential dread involved in the creative process. Jayde questioned everything around her including her personal relationships, her artistry, and her creativity.
Jayde maintains tackling her “sad” subject matter, but her newest songs are moody, energetic, and incredibly empowering. Finally, having let go of any notions of who she should sound like, or what she should say, there is no hesitation in her latest artistry to dig into hard truths about what it is like to be creative and navigate personal identity within the rapidly changing contemporary world.
Jayde – “was it worth it” single
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