Today, Dallas-born, LA-based singer/songwriter/producer Jae Stephens releases r&b earworm "got it like that," the first single off an upcoming EP where she takes full songwriting and production credit.
More on this "anthem of self-empowerment" via Nylon: https://nylon.com/jae-stephens-got-it-premiere
"got it like that" is Jae’s first release of 2019, but she's no stranger to the game. She's worked with producer Jam City for her smash single "24K" that The Fader calls a “seductive ode" and also recently performed vocals alongside VanJess for Khalid's debut SNL performance.
Watch her COLORS Berlin performance if "24K": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTPhuLZQkVw
Most recently, Jae released “a calming kaleidoscope of minimal sounds, shapes, colours and words" (Earmilk) with Shy Girls produced single “Long Way To Go." She's also collaborated with producers Monro for her “slow burning r&b track” (Noisey) “Headlights" and Jonah Christian for “You Love That” where Jae serves up “ice-princess realness and spicy-summer vibes” (HighSnobiety).
The 21-year old has organically garnered support from Beats 1, Radio 1, 1XTRA , Pigeons, Complex, Fader, HighSnobiety & Noisey. The next few months will be a breakout moment for Jae as a singer, songwriter and producer as she paves the way to be the future queen of pop.
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Throughout the last few years, Jae's become an in-demand writer for other artsits, spending considerable time in the studio with top and Grammy-award winning producers like Hit- Boy (Travis Scott, Beyonce), Rahki (Kendrick Lamar), Brasstracks (Chance The Rapper), J White (Cardi B), Digi (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q), Julio Bashmore (Dirty Bird Records) and Cadenza (Sean Paul, Lily Allen).
Jae gained momentum by sharing her music on Tumblr and quickly moved to LA to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. Drawing inspiration from old school r&b artists and gospel artists - Monica, Brandy, and Yolanda Adams - that her parents introduced her to as a child, Jae’s own music has expanded widely into an explosion of pop and alternative r&b with subtle electronic influences. Having spent substantial time in the UK, working with Bruno Major for their collaborative track “Every Time,” and other London-based producers, Jae was attracted to British production styles that felt relaxed and low pressure. She felt encouraged to try several different avenues for her music as opposed to being pushed to get it right every time - significantly impacting her voice as a new artist and rising star. Jae's recently transitioned into producing all of her own records in order to achieve a truer, more cohesive and original sound.