I am a soulful singer/songwriter with skills that definitely come naturally and I am looking to collab with just about anyone who is serious about their craft and making great music. I'm also a rapper and I'm good at what I do. All genres welcomed. Any tracks you listen to on this profile are written and performed by me, Cleo J'adore. Let's work.
Cleo J'adore is a singer/songwriter from South Florida. Reinforced with a captivating tone and alluring lyrics, Cleo creates an anticipation of what's to come within the music listener. Cleo's authentic style incorporates cultural influences of her hometown, West Palm Beach, and from her Haitian heritage.
She is influenced by genres such as Blues, Soul, Neo-soul, R&B and Hip-Hop. Her music, more specifically, has been inspired by artists such as Jill Scott, Etta James, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Muddy Waters, Frank Ocean, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder just to name a few.
Cleo's objective as an artist is to inspire & motivate her generation and future generations. She plans on speaking to the conscious mind through creative direction & knowledge of self; while keeping it strictly business and strictly gangster. This queen in particular takes NO PRISONERS. Soaring to new heights is the bottom line when it comes to anything concerning Cleo J'adore. She is truly a gem which must not be overlooked.
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Interview with Cleo J'adore
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A House style song called "Close To You" I was just the singer and I was able to let go and really give my all which was so much fun!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own personal project titled "Long Live The Queen" written and performed by me.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Shawn Clover and Amanda Evans for songwriting
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I have yet to experience analog so I am forced to pick digital but I love the analog sound. I would love to record
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give my work feeling and as much as originality as possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The release of creativity
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask me to sing and songwrite. They ask to hear my music so they can hear my range.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I an only capable of doing Soul/Neo-soul
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What purpose do you have for the music you want me to create to?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be professional. Be fair. Be genuine. Be original.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: mic, interface, laptop, notebook, and pen
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was and still is to sing, songwrite and be an on stage performer! I've been doing this professionally 8 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: fun, unapologetic, soulful, sensational, jazzy, diva
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: BiBi Bourelly she is raw and brings so much feeling that's very important!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be original
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, Pop, & Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing & Songwriting
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: soul, feeling, relatability, wit, cleverness, imagination, originality
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I marry the instrumental/beat by playing it over and over again allowing myself to feel the spirit and/or mood it connects me to...sometimes it brings out a memory or a specific emotion that brings words forth.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Blue Baby Bottle Mic, that provides a great classic sound, captures warm vocals and provides unbelievable versatility. It is my go to mic, with an excellent interface and well padded space.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, KeKe Wyatt, Erykah Badu, Frank Ocean, Prince, Michael Jackson, Pharell, Missy Elliot, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Etta James, Tupac, Queen Latifah, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Gwen Stefani, Andre 3000. I truly love music and listen to many different artists which I'm able to pull from.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Singing & Songwriting