Bay Area singer-songwriter Jane Handcock shares the official music video for her "Like My Weed" single.
Recently signed to Def Jam West, singer-songwriter Jane Handcock let's go the official music video for her single, "Like My Weed".
At the time of this posting, we're not sure if there's an upcoming album in the works that this track will appear on.
About Jane Handcock:
Finding as much solace in lending her pen game to others as she does getting behind the mic herself, singer-songwriter Jane Handcock has been developing her multifaceted talents since the age of three. Growing up in the Bay Area, the Oakland-born vocalist (b. Myariah Summers) gravitated toward singing before she learned to talk, turning a way to combat an early onset speech impediment into an empowering form of self-expression that would define much of her life as a creator. First becoming captivated by the power behind emotive vocals, sophisticated compositions and top-tier execution while attending church with her family as a young girl, Jane quickly discovered her passion for music and the arts wouldn't dwindle in time but rather would grow stronger into her teen years. Later, she went on to attend the reputed Oakland School for the Arts, further solidifying how she was destined to pursue a musical path.
During her foundation-building years at the eminent high school, Jane would balance excelling in her coursework with attending studio sessions after class on her own time, putting her training into practice and gaining firsthand experience collaborating with other artists. On top of learning the ins and outs of recording and mixing, Jane began to hone her songwriting abilities, an emphatic gift that helped separate her from her peers and pave the way for a flourishing career as a songwriter. After graduating from school, Jane relocated to Atlanta with the encouragement of her close friend and writing partner, Adrian Marcel. While working on Marcel's debut project for Universal Republic, 7 Days of Weak, Jane began extending her network, going on to capture the attention and mentorship of GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and producer Raphael Saadiq, who later famously dubbed her as a "musical medium," noting her mercurial ability to translate raw emotions into vibrant, honest and polished lyricism.
After earning her stripes as a songwriter through her work with Marcel, including penning his breakout hit "2 AM," Jane notably extended her client list to include a slew of household names, such as Kelly Rowland (landing a career-defining placement on her 2013 solo album Talk A Good Game), Tyrese, Big K.R.I.T., Keke Palmer, Rick Ross, Tank, Dr. Dre, Ma$e and Warren G, among others, with her work ethic and drive leading her to work with famed producers such as Blackstreet's Teddy Riley, Justice League, Harmony Samuels, James Fauntleroy, 1500 or Nothin, Sir Dylan and Polow tha Don.
With versatility as her secret weapon, Jane began curating her own calling as a recording artist, releasing two mixtapes Truth Be Told (2015) and Truth Explains a Lot (2017), both of which were executive produced by Saadiq. Also in 2017, Jane took an inspired trip to Berlin to collaborate with Keke Palmer, resulting in the singer’s 'KeyanaNikole' EP. The project, much like bulk of Jane’s wide-ranging catalog, beautifully showcases her innate ability to bring the best out of those she works with.
After returning to the Bay Area with a hunger to continue reinventing herself and elevating her artistry, Jane invested in her own recording equipment, retreating into her therapeutic safe space and placing a focus back on developing her own sound. During this time, her multipart Where's Jane series was conceived, with the first installment seeing a release in summer 2018. The four-part, four-song EP series doubles as a reintroduction to her bourgeoning fanbase, brilliantly showcasing her fluidity between genres and her mastery of rapping and singing alike. The second project of the series is currently slated for a September 2018 release.
Now 27, Jane's focus lies in producing her best work to date, with a dedication to telling genuine stories and bringing truth back into the music landscape of today. Through studying the greats such as Missy Elliott, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige and Roxanne Shante, among other iconic tastemakers, Jane draws influence from a plethora of generations and genres alike, citing artists with a common denominator of being about the people as her biggest source of inspiration.
With an emphasis on bringing duality, transparency and confidence into her music, Jane uses both her social media and her art alike to hit a spectrum of people with her motivational messages of resilience and confidence, whether she is discussing what it is like to battle a chronic illness (she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Lupus as a young adult) or sharing what it is like to do some difficult-but-necessary soul-searching. As consistently exemplified in different ways, Jane's knack for speaking from a place of truth and passion is among her greatest traits as a creator and lifelong student of music. While currently finishing the third installment of her Where's Jane series, the soulful, hip-hop influenced R&B singer is eager to return to the stage, with her long-term vision including getting back into acting and trying her hand at scriptwriting someday. As Jane Handcock herself declares, as she enters this next chapter of her promising career, the future is bright and she has no inclination of holding anything back.
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