Sadie Jean, an American singer-songwriter, has a relatively small discography consisting of just four releases: “WYD Now?,” “Locksmith,” “Just Because,” and her most recent single, “16”. Despite this, she boasts around 4.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify – an impressive feat. Emerging from her viral fame in 2021 with her track “WYD Now?”, Sadie Jean openly admits that her initial foray into songwriting was driven by what she calls “selfish” reasons. “I just wanted to create something that resonated with me in a way that no one else could quite understand,” she reveals.
Sadie Jean’s latest release, “16,” captures the joys of being sixteen, simultaneously evoking a sense of melancholy as she reminisces about the past. She reflects on the newfound freedom and the emotions that come with being a teenager, reminiscing about dreams and how everything has changed with the passage of time.
“16” is perhaps the most nostalgic piece of music Sadie Jean has crafted, and it carries a more upbeat tone compared to her previous releases. The song delves into the act of revisiting the places you frequented at the age of sixteen, viewing them through fresh eyes and acknowledging the passage of time. It encapsulates the feeling of longing for the irretrievable joy of being sixteen.
The music video for “16” starts with Sadie Jean driving down a road, presumably heading to her childhood home, before transitioning to scenes from her sixteenth birthday. Throughout the video, we witness glimpses of a sixteen-year-old Sadie Jean alongside her group of friends engaging in games, fooling around at the park, enjoying moments in her bedroom, attending a pool party, cycling under the summer sun, and simply having a blast. This video undeniably evokes a bittersweet happiness, invoking memories of the fun we shared with friends at the age of sixteen. Whether you’re currently sixteen or haven’t reached that age yet, the video will spark excitement for the carefree experiences with friends that lie ahead.
Despite having just a trio of releases in her catalog, Sadie is currently entrenched in the studio, diligently crafting new music, some of which are slated for release later this year. Sadie is gearing up for an upcoming North American tour with Johnny Orlando, set to kick off on September 15 and run through October 4.
SEP 16 // Troubadour // Hollywood, CA
SEP 19 // House Of Blues // Houston, TX
SEP 20 // Austin City Limits // Austin, TX
SEP 25 // Théâtre Beanfield // Montréal, QC
OCT 4 // The Danforth Music Hall // Toronto, ON