Throwing off the trappings of youth, Jade steps forward with a collection of 10 new songs bent on breaking boyish idealism. Moving melodies and smart song-craft expose Jade's latest work to be that rare combination of innovation and musical maturity. Returning to the virtues of acoustic music, 'Of Waking...' emphasizes the direct relationship between voice and guitar. Jade's greatest asset, his distinctive dynamic tenor, is out front and center on this lighter, more concise album. Produced and engineered by Stephen Orsak (Suzanna Choffel), the album is both sparse and ornate at times, utilizing folk and chamber instruments such as mandolin, glockenspiel, double bass, and strings to create a timeless sound. Thematically, Jade explains, 'this album is about the process of enlightenment that we (may) experience over time...the letting go of youthful ideas of what life and love should be in favor of a broader understanding.' The first single, 'Switchboard Fantasy,' takes a more playful approach, grappling with the timeless drama with lyrics like, '..and we run- circles around the sun- circles around the ones we love.' In a literal sense, the title also refers to Jade's songwriting process: a carefully kept morning ritual where musings stream from pure woken consciousness. A Colorado native, Jade Day is currently based in Austin while continuing to make a name for himself nationally. He has released three albums to date and continues to forge the independent road to success. His music has been praised in the Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, and now Pop arenas, and his remarkable voice and songwriting appeal to an ever-widening audience.