POV: You escape the chilly breeze on a Saturday night by entering the warm, rowdy atmosphere at Whole Lotta Love Bar in East Brunswick, waiting to experience the ethereal presence of Adye Jane.
Opening for psychedelic blues group Numidia, alongside chaotic grunge band Sistine Guns and mellifluent misadventurer, Adye Jane started off the show, easing the audience in with timbre tones and harmonic consistency that sonically presented itself as a steady Koi Pond waterfall. A brief false start was met with an angelic breathy adjustment, and her Mezzo-Soprano vocals bathed and transformed every aura in the cosy bar's vicinity. She took off on a paradisical high with her latest release, Sister Mary, which was emotionally mesmerising with effortless endurance and stunning storytelling consisting of manipulation, love, and all its polarities. It’s safe to say that whatever the audience felt before the show was swiftly replaced with a symphony of highs and sensitive intensity.
Adye Jane delivered an aural submergence of peace as she lightly strummed her Ukulele for a forty-minute set. Her relatability pulls from her experiences within life’s journey, and her intent to create musical art through raw vulnerability undresses the soul, while her transparency beams a crown full of healing light. No narrative is untouched; Adye Jane dives into themes of anxiety, depression, heartbreak, discontentment, illusions, reconciliation, and the power of moving forwards.
Her April release, Toxic Love, paraded the stage with elongated tones that were met with the story of a past bleeding heart. The short pauses in between verses allowed enough room to soak in her expression of solitary confinement. She gently and politely commanded the audience’s attention.
The spotlight hue shifts matched her musical transitions as she faded into a pool of emotion with numerous unreleased songs, due for release soon! Even while shut-eyed and immersed in music, her engagement with the crowd is energetically and melodically maintained, barely missing a beat with a ukulele in hand.
Adye Jane brightens the stage with effervescence and a sweet curtsy after every song; her energy changes gears during brief breaks, and you’re able to witness her artistic melancholy transform as her vibrant personality shines under the limelight. She is simply born to do this—to sing centre stage, to create, and to resonate. She’s dynamic and unveils her own polarity of gentle goddess and badass boss as she throws back a shot gifted by her fiancé, ready for her remaining rounds of intimate aural acoustics as she closes her set.
Despite the melodic calmness, you’re still left in awe and on a musical high. Adye Jane is based among the stars, even though she’s earthbound and grounded in the city of Melbourne. This is an artist who owns the stage and fights through nerves to deliver one hell of a show—a local gem filled with mystic songwriting creations, microphone ready in hand.
Her next show is yet to be announced, but we advise all to tune into the frequency of Adye Jane when she’s once again stagebound. Follow her on social media, as she’ll be releasing an album sooner rather than later and stay ready for the next chapter of Adye Jane’s celestial evolution!