RADAR: Jodie Marie

After a few years of recording demos and sharpening her skills as a writer and performer, twenty-year-old Welsh singer/songwriter Jodie Marie is readying Mountain Echo, her debut set for a January 11 release via Verve U.K.  Fortunately, she's had the opportunity to work with some of the best collaborators available to an aspiring singer (particularly of the female variety) including fine writer/producers Ed Harcourt, Jimmy Hogarth (Corinne Bailey Rae, Sia) and Bernard Butler (Duffy). What we've heard so far is exceptionally promising stuff, a soulful, bluesy folk/pop blend of Bonnie Raitt (one of her biggest childhood influences), Bailey Rae and the acoustic jazz side of Melody Gardot, all delivered in naturally gorgeous voice. "I wanted to make an album that could tick on every aspect of emotion," says Jodie Marie, "and be as true to life as possible." Check out the full-production impact of "On the Road" and then listen to the stripped acoustic sparkle of "Greeny Blue" -- and then head to the videos after the jump...

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Jodie Marie - "On the Road" (from the album Mountain Echo)

Jodie Marie - "Greeny Blue" (Acoustic)