Jered Sanders Biography
Last updated: 04/08/2014 04:49:13 AM
Born in St. Petersburg, FL and raised in Virginia by his mother and step-father, Jered was not the average kid on the block. With a born love for music, Jered began attempting songwriting at the age of 7. The love of music was always with him, as well as various other talents including writing and drawing.
The desire for greatness was fulfilled when Jered found Hip-Hop and R&B. Being able to express emotions, stories, and personal issues using a clever sense of wordplay makes Jered the extraordinary lyricist he is today. His ability to display the perils of love and life, the consciousness of a purist, and relate to suburban youth, stems from his life in school. Having an assortment of friends allowed Jered to break the boundaries many artists place themselves in and explore artistic ways to speak to all types of people. Inspired by a myriad of recording artists including Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Common, Lupe Fiasco, Musiq Soulchild, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Donny Hathaway, and many more have allowed Jered to remain constantly diverse in an often repetitive industry.
“The title, ‘Gorgeous.’ was created when I was trying to describe my album’s inspiration. It speaks to the perception of success from a distance. It speaks to the illusions that exist, the process to becoming a “success”, and the realities that are realized when you’re on the cusp of it. I feel the most abstract and idealistic people in the world have many different layers to them. This album will allow me to represent the many layers of success and how they motivate me every day.”
With 12-tracks laced with thought-provoking, insightful, brash, and witty lyrical content, Jered’s search seems to come to a happy medium. Topics vary from stereotyping, to love, to life in suburban America, success, stupidity, and absorbing it all along the way. “Gorgeous.” will be the first commercial release from Jered, and features production from Canadian producer, Talen Ted. The album’s lead single, “Gorgeous”, produced by Talen Ted, is a melodious, densely layered, bombastic, break drum infused radio smash that urges the listener to savor the moments leading up to success instead of wasting time being weary of the destination. “It was the first song I wrote for the project; so I feel like it’s the most open song about my journey. No matter where you’re from, you can relate to that record.”
“It’s a constant struggle for an artist to find themselves and many get lost in the search. It’s also a battle for a brand new artist to come out and just be themselves.” With an album filled with honesty, positivity, humor and vulnerability, Jered shouldn’t have any problem reaching the listening ear. “I’m a regular person. I get angry; I argue and yell, I curse. But, in the end, when I’m gone from this world, I want to be remembered as an ambitious artist. An artist that never shied away from being different, that was always as honest as possible in his music, and that was a loving and caring son, brother, and man.”