CURRENT March/April 2016

 

Jae Franklin, a Houston-born soul songstress, who has been writing and performing since age 10, is living her musical dream. 
 
She recently released her first full, original project, Cheers To Life. Its message to listeners is to “celebrate life and give back to those in need.” 
 
The standout track, Weary, serves as Franklin’s call to society to help those in need. The proceeds from the sales of the track on iTunes was donated to Amnesty International for 30 days after its release.
 
Cheers to Life is the third studio release from Franklin, who is now based in Dubai. She calls this project an ode to self-discovery as a blessing and a burden.
 
“There is a blessing in discovering more about ourselves and a burden felt because of where we are now and what we desire to change,” said Franklin.
 
Cheers to Life features production by Charles LaMont and French producer WaxMantic and boasts eight tracks, seven of which were written entirely by Franklin.
 
It was in 2010 that Franklin kick-started her professional  career with the release of her debut EP, Universal Language: Prelude I. Since then, she has released two more projects, which has led to her performing in venues around the world, most notably touring with Melanie Fiona on BET’s Music Matters tour. 

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