In the current music scene full of ‘sound alikes’ and ‘look alikes’, Jodian Natty JODIAN NATTY represents a beacon of originality. You could say Jodian puts the ‘nat’ in ‘natural’. From her dynamic vocal range and the amazing flows in her raps, to her ARTIST BIO imaginative lyrics and authentic image, Jodian is sure to leave an indelible mark on your consciousness.
This native of Kingston Jamaica, first honed her skills in church and her uncle (a touring musician himself) helped her write her first song at 8 years old. A year later Jodian won a talent contest and a star was born.
The diverse range of music she delivers reflects the various genres that inspired her. She sites everyone from Erykah Badu, Celine Dion, Beres Hammond and Toni Braxton to Lauren Hill, Missy Elliott, Bob Marley and Busta Rhymes as sources of inspiration. So keen to maintain her individuality, she says they are all ‘goal models’ and she draws greater inspiration from their respective journeys, as opposed to their music itself.
Jodian writes all her songs, which is central to creating her own lane and expressing her originality. Jodian says her motivation to write is driven by her vision of her musical direction and the creation of good music that will invite others to join her journey. Speaking of her crazy pen game, the beginning of 2018 saw Jodian win a legion of fans from her 60 second clip for an Instagram Pen Challenge. This led to her entering RAM’s ‘Barking Challenge’ and Jodian’s remix racked up in excess of 14,000 views on You Tube.
Jodian’s growing reputation led to a demand for more of her music and she did not disappoint, with the delivery of ‘Put It On Me’. The song was supported by mainstream platforms like Capital Xtra and her fans even sent her videos of them dancing to it.
Further proof of Jodian’s musical consistency and diversity has come in the form of her latest single, ‘Upwards’. The single is produced by Malv (the production heavyweight behind Not3s smash hit ‘Addison Lee’) and is a perfect blend of dancehall, afro swing and pop. Jodian effortlessly changes gears from showcasing her fantastic vocals to delivering raps with impactful punchlines.
Jodian has won the inevitable mainstream attention and she is being featured on Redbull.com’s ‘Gyaldem Rising’ article. Her performance on SBTV with King Tubbys sound system (in promotion of Idris Elba’s film “Yardie’) has strategically positioned her in the UK musical landscape. Her ever rising profile led to invitations to perform at the Notting Hill Carnival 2018 on the iconic King Tubby’s and ARTIST BIO Robbo Ranx stages.
Ever the perfectionist, Jodian challenges those around her to meet her exemplary standards and has upped her pen game since signing to FlamesMedia Records, as she is now even more prolific in writing songs.
The mesmerizing mid-tempo production on ‘Emoji’ lays the perfect foundation for Jodian to tell us how blissfully in love she is with her man. Jodian expertly put in words feelings we have all experienced but not expressed by saying he makes her ‘smile like an emoji, no lie G.O.D’ and makes her ‘sing like a symphony’.
In the song ‘Dream’ Jodian says ‘I’m straight up real, no miscommunication, no, no, no we don’t use manipulation. Fine tune your mind to the right vibration, I’ll be your woman when you need ventilation, me and you baby, for tribulation’. Clearly Jodian’s insightful lyrics paint vivid mental pictures and the song’s title cleverly belies the reality within it’s the message. ‘Dream’ also allows Jodian bravely reveal her vulnerabilities, which ultimately is a sign of her strength.
Jodian’s vehicle of choice to express her social conscience is ‘Dig Deep’. The song opens with the emotionally impactful lyrics ‘From me likkle bit them used to tell me who can’t hear will feel, me grow pon tuff love so you know seh me strong like steel. You see me smiling all the time but the struggle is real. But even if the cupboard empty, me must can turn cornmeal’. Jodian uses her own experiences to speak into the social conditions of many. Add to that Jodian’s stunning vocal delivery, the song is sure to win her the hearts and minds of a multitude of fans.
Jodian’s lyrics confirm that she is very comfortable in her sexuality but she is never explicit. She is stunningly attractive but she does not rely on her looks and she is confident but never arrogant. Jodian unquestionably displays all the hallmarks of an artist that is destined to be a ‘game changer’ in the current music scene and you get the feeling that we are at the threshold of history being made.
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