All proceeds from the sale of SOULmate will go directly to the Haydain Neale Family Trust.
jacksoul, the Juno Award-winning band, led by frontman Haydain Neale, has garnered critical acclaim from fans, the media and their peers for more than a dozen years by creating truly remarkable songs that tell of love, hope and endurance. The striking first single, "Lonesome Highway," was co-produced by Haydain Neale and Ron Lopata, and co-written by Haydain and noted Canadian guitarist, Stuart Cameron. The lyrics are powerful and underscore the beauty of a journey that is fulfilled with the love and support of the people around you. The message is especially bittersweet, given the incredible path that Haydain's life has taken in the last two years. His legendary voice has been missing from the Canadian music scene since a serious motor accident in the summer of 2007, but Haydain's strength and perseverance during his recovery has been moving and inspiring.
Executive produced by Haydain and Michaela Neale, SOULmate is the fifth release from jacksoul, and is comprised of ten new tracks written before Haydain's accident. It charts the return of a powerful voice in R&B/Soul music, a potent mix of smooth vocals and tight beats, showcased in the simplicity of brilliant songwriting.
Over the course of their career, jacksoul has earned a well-deserved reputation as gifted songwriters. They were awarded the SOCAN Award for "R&B Song of the Year," a Canadian Urban Music Award for "Songwriter of the Year," two JUNO Awards for "Best R&B/Soul Recording" (2001 & 2007); and have achieved numerous #1 chart positions for their singles and videos, across multiple radio formats,
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