One to Watch • Jain Wells
Jain Well’s debut single boasts distinctive vocals, intelligent lyrics and production that will appeal to the gay market, all of which make for a great combination.
Jain Wells is probably going to confuse the music press. And by that I mean she’s not easily pigeon-holed. This Canadian born (already successful) writer, journalist and psychologist is also a singer songwriter and is preparing to launch her music career with her debut album To Be Real. Her background in psychology informs her lyrics and has helped form the basis of the new album:
I am completely intrigued by human behaviour and how we can take an active role in our growth and evolution, and that perspective naturally comes through when I write.
The first single ‘The Colours of My Heart’ is a catchy, ambient pop number, and it affirms this statement. Jain has a distinctive vocal which resonates with Celtic overtones and immediately sets her apart from the scores of vocoder clones currently topping the charts. Produced by Greg Fitzgerald, who has worked with Madonna, Kylie and Jessica Simpson, it is bound to appeal to the gay market and her record company obviously understands (and is actively trying to engage) this potential fan base with its accompanying video, which is more than reminiscent of Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’.
Mature, intelligent lyrics, a distinctive vocal and a great pop hook ticks all of my boxes. It’s an enticing precursor to the album, which is out later this year.