JADE MOEDE – ENJOY THE RIDE

Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Jade Moede from the United States. His latest single, Enjoy The Ride, was released on February 10th 2023.

We previously reviewed Jade’s super-quirky single, Ooh La La Rachel’s Stuff, so we were happy to hear new music from this intriguing punky/garage artist.

Speaking of the inspiration for the song, Moede says, “I was recording a musical sketch, singing and playing guitar and kick drum simultaneously, raw and authentic. Subconsciously the story of sometimes not getting what you want, when you’ve been working for your entire life, is turned down by a musical manager with big credit bands. Remembering all the great times of the climb, smiling and just realizing “Enjoying The Ride” is the golden dream.”

In the same way as “Rachel’s stuff,” Enjoy The Ride displays raw explosive vocals that demand your attention – particularly with the repeated line, “come on enjoy the ride”. This line gets under your skin, and whether you like it or not, it’ll be in your head for days to come.

Moede’s vocals reminded us of a punky version of Bob Dylan. The whole song feels a little like a raw and unpolished early Rolling Stones track.

Underneath the lead vocals, there are plenty of stereo backing vocals in places to add to the “crowd-like” shout of the choruses.

A four-on-the-floor kick drum keeps the song moving along and the guitar is noticeably driven and in-your-face.

Ending with a horse neighing, this truly is another bizarre song from an artist whose humour and personality are at the forefront of everything he creates.

Ideas from our ears

A hi-pass filter at 40Hz would remove all the unnecessary sub-bass rumble and along with a small boost around 70-75Hz would clear up the low end nicely. A large cut (6dB?) around 215Hz would also control the natural resonance in the acoustic guitar. A large (6dB?) and wide cut centred round 450-500Hz would reduce a lot of the heavily ‘boxy’ sound in the track as a whole. To our ears, a large reduction in the amount of overall compression would help the track to breathe a bit better. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.

Final thoughts

What can you say about a quirky artist who is clearly following their own path and creating unique and authentic music? We’re certainly intrigued. Take a listen to Jade Moede and decide for yourself.