“Five Minutes With” Local Toronto Alt-Pop Musician Jayde

Name: Jayde
Genre: Alt-Pop
Founded: Born in 1999!
# of Albums: None… yet! EP coming this fall!
Latest Release: Perfect Strangers Song and video

Latest Video


Toronto alternative-pop artist Jayde has been garnering industry, fan and artist attention since she started creating music at age 8. She has received online praise from Jessie Reyez and Bishop Briggs while covering their music on her weekly New Music Friday series. Upon completion of high school; she is preparing to release her new EP this Fall featuring sultry original offerings “Give Me A Minute,” “Lines” and “Perfect Stranger.” Think Lorde meets LIGHTS and Dua Lipa.

Produced by Montreal’s Brody Gillman, the first single “Lines” — streaming now — is “about not getting the whole story from someone. You’re asking questions and they’re not telling you everything so you’re forced to figure it out yourself,” Jayde explains.

Brody produced the follow-up single, “Give Me A Minute,” while “Perfect Strangers,” out now was produced by Montreal’s Noah Barer.

While Jayde’s friends all went off to college she decided instead to get a day job to pay for her music production and music industry books. “I’ve been treating it as if I’m in school,” she says. “I took the job so I could put more money towards music — my dream job.”

Latest Single:

Perfect Strangers smarturl.it/PSJayde

Favourite Restaurant:

The Keg… they have the best mashed potatoes in the WORLD

Favourite band as a teenager:

The 1975

Favourite band now:

I’m still a teenager… still the 1975


Guilty Pleasure Song:

Deep Down Body Thurst by N.E.R.D

Live Show Ritual:

I can’t say that I have one yet but the last show I did I took a small nap to try and calm myself down about it !!

Favourite local artist:

I’m really into Jessie Reyez and Langston Francis

Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Pasta from Terroni

Queen or College St?

Queen St

Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?


EP or LP?

Definitely EP

Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Swiss Chalet or Roti?

Swiss Chalet

Where can we follow you?





YouTube 2

Any upcoming shows or releases?

My debut EP is coming out this fall!




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