Kelly Jane is a Singer/Songwriter from Northamptonshire, whose fusion of pop and soul with jazz influences offers a sound that’s as refreshing as it is infectious. At the age of 13 Kelly took up guitar to support her singing and soon found a passion for writing music, she has been gigging every weekend since. Kelly recorded her debut EP ‘Took Some Time‘ in 2017 with producer Jamie Ward (Maybeshewill, Gallops) and it was released independently in December 2017.
Kelly’s influences and inspiration include Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Matt Corby and Jack Johnson amongst others. Kelly will be releasing more music in early 2021 whilst living back in her hometown Northamptonshire.
Kelly's new single ‘Runaway’ has been released today, 23rd October 2020. This song is an expression of the confusion and anxiety of being thrown into adult life in your twenties and being totally lost. Written with electric guitar and vocals the song has transformed into a powerful and emotional expression of these confusing years.
The track was born in Kelly’s tiny SW London flat, written 6 months after graduating, she was frustrated, lost and had no idea what to do next, Kelly says "I don’t think anyone can prepare you for your twenties, you’ve had everything mapped out and then suddenly, bam you're in the adult world."
This feeling triggered her need to ‘Runaway’ travelling and she booked a flight 10,000 miles to the other-side of the world. Runaway is Kelly expressing the unknown and confusion of these years’.
The lyrics are real, honest and express the invasive emotions you go through when stepping away from the ‘mundane life’ and trying to find out who you are, chorus lyrics; ’I don’t know where I wanna go, where I wanna be, if I wanna stay. I don’t know who I'm meant to be, who am I, help me find a way’.
Producer Jamie Ward says ‘Runaway’ is the sound of Kelly really finding her feet as a songwriter. She has a real gift for making fancy jazz chords sound effortlessly natural and contemporary. Couple that with her sublime melodies and I really think Kelly has the makings of a great song writer.”