When Solange presented her label’s Saint Heron compilation last year, a highlight was the hypnotizing mid-tempo track “Jaded,” by her former background vocalist, Jade de LaFleur. Its video features the lovely Louisiana native in various states of lovelorn repose, grieving over the one who got away and left her heart frozen. Last month, the singer dropped her debut EP, Jaded—an equally intoxicating affair full of beat-heavy R&B with reggae and electronica influences, chased by de LaFleur’s soothing alto. Press play on Jade’s video—you won’t feel jaded by the experience.—Sun Singleton

Follow Jade de LaFleur on Twitter @JadeDeLaFleur, and at her website, JadeDeLaFleur.com.

Sun Singleton is a Virginia-born singer/journalist based in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @sunsing.

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