Jodie Harsh reveals that she’s been in the studio with Jade Thirlwall for solo sessions: “We’ve been playing and jamming about”
DJ and queer icon Jodie Harsh has revealed that she’s recently hit the studio with none other than Jade Thirlwall.
In case you couldn’t guess by the moniker, Jodie’s music is abrasive, loud and fun; pulling in all kinds of different directions, and inspired by the likes of house music, hiNRG and disco.
Chatting to OfficialCharts.com about her new single Shock, Jodie revealed that former Little Mix member and future pop superstar Jade has been one of the artists she’s recently collaborated with in the studio.
“I did some songwriting sessions recently with Jade,” Jodie told us. “We’ve just done [some work together] but it’s all kind of half-finished stuff at the moment. I need to get in and really kind of finish the production.
“It’s just some ideas [at the moment.] We’ve just been playing about.”
And for those of you wondering whether we’ll see these songs arrive as part of Jade’s much-anticipated solo material, Jodie says that she’s so far unsure what the songs will be used for.
“I don’t know whether it would be for her [solo] stuff,” she continued, “or for me, or for other artists to sing, or for other artists to sing for me. We were just jamming.”
Jade, of course, is best known as a member of Little Mix, who entered an extended hiatus earlier this year so each individual member could focus on solo projects.
It’s already been announced that, going forward, Jade has signed to Sony’s RCA Records as a solo artist, and also taken on the team behind Harry Styles and Lizzo as her management.
As for Jade’s bandmates, Leigh-Anne Pinnock is now signed to Warner Records as a solo artist and hired TaP Music (Lana Del Rey, Haillee Steinfeld and formerly Dua Lipa) for management. Nothing has yet to be announced for Perrie Edwards’ solo credentials, but we do know she is currently in the studio recording music.officialcharts.com
Jade attended the CIROC Iconic Ball in support of Not A Phase at KOKO on June 30, 2022 in London, England
The first ever CIROC Iconic Ball brought the house down at legendary KOKO Camden in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the UK Pride Movement and LQBTQ+ creative greatness. Queer creativity, joy and unity took centre stage as five “one-night-only” Houses battled it out across five categories honouring key moments in LGBTQ+ history. The ball supported charity Not A Phase in their work to create safe and affirming spaces for trans+ and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) communities nationwide.David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images
GAY TIMES Honours Special Issue featuring Jade, has won Cover of the Year at the PPA Awards!
This award is for the standout front covers from 2021 that were simply unmissable, and which really captured that magical magazine moment.
I added to gallery a few photos of Jade at The Mighty Hoopla Music Festival in London, UK on June 3rd. Also in gallery you can check photos of Jade with fans:
Jade has contributed to a book celebrating Sink The Pink’s legacy. Read full article [HERE]
Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall has shared an empowering message about not fitting in and rising above the haters as part of a book celebrating the history of Sink the Pink.
In a letter featured in Sink the Pink’s Manifesto for Misfits, which chronicles the inclusive club nights legacy over 13 years, the ‘Confetti’ singer spoke directly to her haters and former bullies and showed how he’s risen above them.
Written by Sink the Pink co-founder, Glyn Fussell, the book also features contributions from the likes of Mel C, Yungblud, and Lily Allen.
“I’ve got even more scrutiny and judgement”
In the letter, Jade says, “When I was young, I never knew where I fit in. I still don’t know now which boxes I tick: I don’t conform to the normal gender ideals of what a woman should be, and I guess being mixed-race, I was never Black enough to be in the Black community, never white enough to be white, never Arab enough to be in that community.”
She wrote how bullies saw this and used it to torment her through her childhood and teenage years saying that because of that, “I’ve always been kind of a nervous wreck.”
“When I was around thirteen years old, I developed an eating disorder,” she continues. “When everything else was out of control, anorexia was a way of feeling like I had something I could control myself.”
She goes on to say that she thought she’d escaped the bullies after school but becoming a global superstar turned out to be the opposite.
“Now I’ve got even more scrutiny and judgement, constantly. Our culture almost celebrates bullying – just look at the comments sections. But as I got older, I learned to use your insults as fuel. ‘You don’t think I can do this? I’ll prove you wrong!’
“Although I still don’t quite know where I fit in, I’ve learned to not need answers to those questions. The moment I realised I didn’t need a term for who or what I am, I felt more free.”
Jade says she’s learned not to listen to her inner saboteur and that when she’s feeling down, she reminds herself of the positive things.
“Even better, now I get to stand onstage and see mini-mes in the crowd. It warms my heart when I see happy gay couples, or a trans fan with a sign saying, ‘You’ve helped me’. I get to use my platform to influence others now; I get to be that role model to help fans overcome their bullies.
“There really is no better feeling than that,” she concludes.attitude.co.uk