So, has anyone seen that temperature forecast for this weekend? Of course, we all have. However resident Philly diva Jade Starling of Pretty Poison (“Catch Me(I’m Falling),” you know it, you love it.) music fame is hoping you’ll forget all about the never-ending falling temps when she warms you up with her powerful stage presence and iconic demeanor at the iHeart ’80s party that is set to take over Harrah’s Philly tomorrow night.
Also starring Ms. Debbie Gibson and Mr. Rob “It Takes Two” Base, whether you’re coupled up or debating whether you should sit home alone in the dark, this is a show that will make you feel all of the music love this Valentine’s Day weekend. Even better than that is that tomorrow night is Ms. Starling’s long time Pretty Poison music bestie’s Whey Cooler’s birthday, which is even more of a reason why you should brave the tundra and step on out to celebrate that one-of-a-kind ’80s style and sound.
Before Jade takes over Harrah’s Philly tomorrow night (get your tickets right here…hurry!), take a seat at her esteemed music tea table as she spills on all of the I Heart ’80s party happenings, her personal journey through this music life, and of course, we just had to break some music tea mugs about the one-and only, Beyoncé.
Hey, Jade! Thanks so much for taking the time to spill with us. Kicking things off, how is your 2016 going so far? So far, so good! I’ve been in the studio recording my new single, also getting some remixes done by some top remixers. I’m very excited!
How are you preparing for the big show tomorrow night? I’ve been rehearsing every night with my dancers, and of course, Whey Cooler. We’re preparing a really special show for this weekend. It’s truly an audio-visual experience. We’re going to be performing the hits off my Captive album, starting with “Better and Better,” and then we’re going to do a freestyle medley into all of my club songs. We’re also going to be adding a song that people have been putting in mad requests for, “When I Look Into Your Eyes.” Really, were just looking to warm everyone up and to have a great time!
I just have to know, what is Ms. Debbie Gibson like? She’s great! I actually toured with her back-in-the-day when we were teen queens.
You know, she was my first convert ever! I was seven years old, a true in-the-closet the queen. Oh, that’s so funny. You were a queen in the making! Yeah, I’ve known [Debbie] for a long time. I also did a lot of shows with her and Tiffany back-in-the-day. When I see her, it’s just like seeing family.
Would you say that whole family aspect is why tomorrow night’s show will be so much fun? I think that the goal with everyone that’s performing that night is to entertain the audience and make sure everyone has a good time. And, you know, it’s great to reflect on the past and the songs the bright us so much joy, but to also open up some new music, too. It’s interesting to me how the ’80s have maintained their popularity. We’re all very lucky to have that music that still resonates with so many people.
It’s all just one big crazy journey, isn’t it? It really is, but the journey is what makes it exciting. Because obviously you know where you’ve been, but the future is still wide open. For me, everyday I get to do what I do, I still feel have that passion in the music and when I’m creating new music as well. I still can’t believe the fans that have followed us for all of these years. It’s really an emotional journey and it touches my heart.
I almost forgot to ask, how is Mr. Rob Base doing these days? He’s a very approachable cool dude! When you meet him, you almost forget that he’s really this legendary DJ rapper. His song, “It Takes Two,” it’s just so iconic!
Okay, let’s talk about the now infamous Super Bowl 50 halftime show to close things out. What did you think of Lady Gaga’s rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner?” Totally flawless! I thought it was fabulously done. She’s really like other worldly when it comes to her singing sometimes.
Then of course, there’s Beyoncé...You know, I don’t really think she meant it to some kind of racial thing. It’s entertainment, but whatever your take is on it and how you interpret it is up to you. You can’t deny, the girl is talented. I thought her performance was as much entertaining as it was exciting. She’s Beyoncé, she can do whatever she wants. At the end of the day, it was her interpretation. I think she’s a fierce bitch, I have nothing bad to say!
For all of Ms. Jade Starling’s music truth, check out her official website right here. See you tomorrow night!