ARTIST NAME: Natalie Jean
SONG TITLE: What Would You Do For Love?
RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2019
Natalie Jean is an award-winning, multi-nominated singer/ songwriter performer. She is also a Voting Member in the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS).
Natalie Jean is a versatile performer and singer. She sings and writes many genres, such as Jazz Pop, R&B, Blues, and Dance.
She can also sing in French, Spanish, English, and Creole.
Natalie Jean is mostly influenced by artists such as Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald.
She has performed at many venues in the MD/DC. She also has performed in LA, New York, Nashville, and North Carolina.
She also appeared on WPFW, a Jazz station in Washington DC.
She has been nominated over 70 times for her music and has won many awards. Most recently, Natalie Jean received 10 nominations in the 2018 Josie Music Awards, World Artist of The Year, Vocalist of The Year, Female Artist of The Year – Multi-genre, Best Music Video – for The Letting Go, Album of The Year – Haiti Mwen Renmenw, Jazz Blues Song of The Year – Haiti, Folk/Americana Song of The Year – The Letting Go, Pop Song of The Year, Alive. Best Musical Collaboration – The Letting Go, and Best Musical Collaboration – Moncler – with Darick Spears.
She has also received several nominations in the 2018 KICMA Awards, Entertainer of The Year, Female Vocalist, Vocal Duo with Levi Moore, Music Video of The Year – Natalie Jean and Levi Moore, and Radio Single of The Year – The Letting Go.
She won Female Artist of The Year – Multi-Genre and Folk/Americana Song of The Year for The Letting Go. In the 2018 KICMA Awards, she won Entertainer of The Year. She is also nominated in the 2018 AMG Music Awards for Mainstream Artist. She was the Gold Medal Winner in the 2017 Global Music Awards for Female Pop Vocalist for her song “L’Amour a L’Infini.
In the 2017 American Songwriting Awards, her song “Red Room-The Remix” won in the Dance category. World Artist of The Year (Multiple Languages) winner in the 2017 Josie Music Awards, Bronze Medal Winner for her World Album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw” in the 2017 Global Music Awards, and Best World Song “La Pe” – in the Clouzine International Music Awards. Also, her song “Red Room – The Remix and Se Kanaval are a finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest. Her song Lan Nuit No Tounin Lougarou is a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest.
Most recently, her song “Smoking Ke Fan” was a finalist in the 2018 International Acoustic Music Awards, “The Letting Go” nominated in the 2018 Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards for the best country song, and “The Letting Go” Best Americana Song in the 2018 Clouzine International Music Award and a Silver Medal in The Global Music Awards for Best Music Video and Country Song.
The Letting Go was nominated in the 2018 American Songwriting Awards. Best Music Video in the Berlin Flash Film Festival. She was also received third place in the OWMR Music Awards for Best World/Global Fusion Album and was nominated for People’s Choice.
She has released five albums and five music videos thus far. The first released in 2013 a pop/jazz album, called “Obsession,” second released in 2014, a Jazz album called “Natalie Jean,” and a French Pop/Dance album called “Lecons D’Amour,” released in 2015.
Her 4th album “Unafraid,” was released on July 8th, 2016. Her new album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw” was released on July 14th, 2017. Her latest single, “The Letting Go” a duet with Levi Moore, was released on February 14, 2018. “The Letting Go” has received many awards for the song and the music video, which you can find on her website.
She has recently released Christian Inspirational Song, “He Loves Me,” Holiday Single, “All I Want”, and “What Would Do for Love?”, “You Don’t Know Me”, “Lost & Found (co-write with Michael Peloso)”, and ‘No Control.”
Currently, she has six nominations in the 2019 KICMA Awards, (Songwriter of The Year, Radio Single of The Year (Lost & Found and You Don’t Know Me”), Song of The Year (What Would You Do for Love? and Lost & Found), and Female Vocalist of The Year). In the 2019 Josie Music Awards, thus far, she has 10 nominations (Multi-Genre Vocalist and Artist of The Year, Jazz Vocalist of The Year, Songwriter (Full Body of Work), Video of The Year – Female (Lost & Found), Best Musical Collaboration (No Control – with Trevor Sewell) R&B Soul – Say You’ll Be mine (written by Rebeka Rain and Mick Evans Pop Contemporary Song) – “Lost & Found” Natalie Jean (Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean songwriter), Entertainer of The Year (Multi-Genre), Music Video – Male – Michael Peloso (Featuring Natalie Jean), Stand Album Various Artists – Lantern Lane Music).
Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.
To refine a demo to a mastered song, you definitely want to make sure the sound levels are adjusted for radio airplay and that the song’s instrumentation is properly mixed.
Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.
For me, I think of a theme for my song. From that point, I write the lyrics. Once the lyrics have been created, I come up with a melody. I give my ideas to my producer, Alexi Von Guggenberg, and we create beautiful music together.
Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.
Most of my themes have been about my own personal experience; love, heartbreak, depression, resilience, breakups, etc. But most recently, I have been writing about what is going on around the world.
Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.
I would say that my most popular songs would be “Se Kanaval” (which is a Haitian Creole song) and “Red Room- Remix (Dance Song); both of these songs have charted on Broadjam.
The Letting Go (Americana Song) has won a ton of awards, and What Would You Do for Love? (Country/Americana song) won a Silver Medal for Female Vocalist and Social Impact in the 2019 Global Music Awards. Also, it has been streamed over 50,000 times on Spotify.
Tell us those behind your music process.
It would be me and my amazing music producer, Alexi Von Guggenberg.
Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.
I self-promote and I also use sites like Music Submit, Play MPE, and CDX Traction.
Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish them.
I am working on a couple of collaborations. I am releasing a Holiday song in Spanish on September 16th. I am also working on an album. The theme of the album will be on aspects of what is going on in the world. I want to be an effective player in life. I want to make music that makes people think. I want to make a difference. My end goal is to create a tour.
Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.
In my opinion, in certain genres, there is a lot more creativity. I think that some genres are being merged together, which can bring a wonderful new sound.
Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.
I think the worst mistake a person can make, is to try to be someone they are not.
Tell us how you boost your performance.
I meditate before I perform.
Explain the structure of the song.
I usually have two verses, chorus, two verses, chorus, bridge, and then the chorus.
State your musical skills.
I am a vocalist. I am learning to play the piano.
Tell us if you consider acting in a movie.
I would definitely consider acting in a movie.
Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.
You definitely need to have acoustic panels and check the room tone.
List the name of artists you cherish most.
Nina Simone, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, and Freddie Mercury
Tell us how you get inspiration.
My inspiration comes from my life or from something I have seen on television or my surroundings.
Elaborate on the song.
My most recent song “What Would You Do for Love?’ is about immigration. I am not trying to change anyone’s mind. But I would like for people to place themselves in other people’s shoes to see what they would do in the name of love.
Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.
Natalie Jean is my birth name, which is French.
The title of the song “What Would You Do for Love? – asks the listener, what are they are willing to sacrifice for a loved one.
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Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean
Releases New Country Single “What Would You Do For Love?
Natalie Jean is a very rare kind of vocalist – Winning recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performing in English, French, and Creole.
What Would You Do For Love? Wins a Silver Medal in the 2019 Global Music Awards in the category of Social Impact and Female Vocalist!
Natalie Jean is excited to announce the much-anticipated release of her Country single, titled, “What Would You Do For Love? Produced by Alexi Von Guggenberg, is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Store, Amazon.com, Google Play, and various digital online stores.
“What You Do For Love?” is close to perfection as it gets-not a note is wasted, not a verse senseless, overlong or discordant; each bar is crafted, skilfully put together by an artist and production crew, who know something about their work, which regrettably seems rare these days.
The lyrics are meaningful, poignant, and urgent; the song displays a powerful sense of social awareness as Natalie Jean understands that emotion, without subsequent action, is as tenuous as vapor.
– Jamsphere Magazine