R&B artist, JDesiree, is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been singing her entire life. She spent her youth performing, and at the age of 19, she joined a cover band, The Ingrid Rachel Project, that launched her career in music.
JDesiree’s history in music doesn’t end there. Not only was she a background singer of The Ingrid Rachel Project, but she also started her own band, and later joined the band, Plair and Friends. JDesiree was a part of Plair and Friends for about two years before she began her solo career.
With these unique experiences and years on the stage, it was only a matter of time before JDesiree began creating her own songs – she already had a collection of fans who constantly asked for her music. This realm of the music industry was new to her and gave her audience an opportunity to get to know her.
“When you perform on stage for so long, you get accustomed to hearing yourself a certain way. On top of that, I was singing other people’s music and adapting to who they are, instead of who I am. Now, doing work in the studio and recording my own songs, I am able to be vulnerable and transparent about who I really am as an artist.”
JDesiree has been influenced by artists such as Jill Scott, Anita Baker, and Toni Braxton. She has always loved the late ’80s, 90’s R&B, and soul and grew up around incredible talent. Her family includes The Isley Brothers and her father, who wrote the song “Joy” for Teddy Pendergrass.
“I am inspired by everything around me because I have always been surrounded by music,” she says.
Prior to releasing her first single, “2 Wrongs”, JDesiree had been in the studio for a year and spent that time exploring her music with songwriter Ariel Betts. Betts wrote “2 Wrongs” and also co-wrote JDesiree’s newest single, “No Clothes,” and they spent this time collaborating and creating together.
During this process, JDesiree gained confidence in having her own voice and grew into the artist that she is today.
“I wanted people to have something to go home with and I really wanted to find myself in music. When I dropped my first single, I was terrified. It was so new to me and I was worried about people liking my voice and, honestly, the real me. Once I started getting the reception from my first single, that fear went away. I am proud of the accomplishments I’ve made so far and the people I have reached.”
As a solo artist, JDesiree is only at the beginning of her career. For now, she wants to gradually introduce fans to who she is and allow them to get to know her. With a unique rollout in mind, fans can expect teasers, singles, and music videos. She is not only exploring the lyrical world but the visual side of music as well. With a degree in cosmetology, she is able to use her experiences as a makeup artist to step out of her comfort zone and step in front of the camera.
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