Singer/Songwriter BC Jean Is Ready For Her Pop Closeup
BC Jean is someone we should be watching VERY CAREFULLY. She's absolutely going places. This talented singer/songwriter from LA releases her debut single, "Just A Guy" September 14th on J Records followed by her debut album in early 2011. Co-written by Jean and The Matrix (Shakira, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears) and produced by Ryan Tedder, "Just A Guy" is a feisty back-to-school, girl's anthem sure to leave a lasting impression when it's released this Fall.
Listen to: Just A Guy by BC Jean
An accomplished songwriter prior to "Just A Guy," Jean co-wrote (with Toby Gad) Beyonce’s Top 3 single, "If I were A Boy" and was quickly SWARMED with offers from labels looking to sign the talented artist. Not only did Jean impress the record labels but world class songwriters were scrambling to work with her. According to Ryan Tedder,
"This is first song I’ve ever produced that I didn’t write in six years…That’s how much I like this song. I have a good feeling about this one."Even Sony Music head Clive Davis was impressed.
"You eagerly wait for a multi-talented new artist to come along like BC Jean. She's already proven her major songwriting ability, and, what's more, she's got a truly powerful voice with edge and natural soulfulness."Listen To: Used by BC Jean
I gotta agree with Clive here. While "Just A Guy" might not showcase her vocal abilities all that well, hearing her sing a song called "Used," you can tell that this girl's got raw talent to spare. Beautiful. She sounds like a cross between P!nk and Meredith Brooks mixed with a little Jill Sobule and Joan Osborne. Edgy pop/rock is just what the radio needs right now so here's hoping that BC Jean can deliver.
BC Jean is currently in the studio working on her debut album, with a little help from some top-notch collaborators including Max Martin (Britney Spears, Katy Perry), Brian Howes (Daughtry, David Cook), Zac Maloy (David Cook, Jason Castro) and Howard Benson (The All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance), not to mention Ryan Tedder and The Matrix. I LOVE that shes's paired up with a lot of ROCK producers. This is PERFECT because she's got a voice that lends itself PERFECTLY to an edgier pop sound. Get ready for a BC Jean pop explosion come September.