Originally published on 21 July 2011
With US artists seemingly dominating the current RnB music scene, the UK appears to be in need of a strong contender to match the success of those across the pond. Jadan Lee is an up and coming UK pop and RnB singer who could just be the man for the job.
Lee's music combines old-fashioned soul with contemporary pop and RnB, along with a hint of reggae. Whilst he is fairly new to the UK music scene, his back catalogue suggests he is certainly one to watch.
His previous tracks, which are available via his MySpace page, are a throwback to the soul and RnB artists of previous generations, particularly the likes of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder whom he names as his musical influences. This is particularly true of the track All About Me which has clear influences from these artists, whilst still boasting a modern feel and individual style. Similarly, Victory is an optimistic, upbeat track with powerful lyrics, whilst The One is a romantic ballad, showing Lee's diversity as a musical artist.
It is his latest single, however, which is the most prominent of the tracks and could prove to be a big summer hit. Definitely You, which is released in August, courtesy of Whiskey Records is a catchy, modern feel good song, and supports claims that he could be the UK's answer to Bruno Mars, whilst the music video below successfully demonstrates Lee's star quality and potential as an artist.
With his combination of musical styles and influences, Lee is likely to appeal to a variety of audiences, regardless of age and musical taste, which is likely to be beneficial. According to his Facebook page, he is already making a name for himself, having previously supported Ne-Yo and Timberland on tour, and with an Urban Music Award for Best Unsigned Artist under his belt, Lee clearly has a promising future in the music business.