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South Pittsburgh artist releases new urban rock single and video


The new sound of long-time Pittsburgh favorite Jesse Mader is growing in popularity thanks to the release of his latest song and video "You Can Always Come Home" recorded with producer Chris "Mindbender" Longo and band The Urban Rock Project.

The sound is a fusion of hip hop with rock guitar and pop hooks delivered with an uptempo beat and honest approach.

 "You Can Always Come Home" is part of a new album Mr. Mader has been working on for the past two years entitled Breath by Breath, set to release in Spring of 2014. The video was shot in Pittsburgh and captures Mr. Mader's journey back home from a road gig through recognizable scenes from South Side, downtown, Allentown and Mt. Washington.

The new single is available on iTunes, Amazon mp3, Muve Music, Google Play and all other major digital online stores and has tracked thousands of downloads in the first several months. His previous success with the release of full-length EP, J.James: Thin Line in 2006 and 18-track mixtape "J.James Underground" in 2011 has earned him an online and local following who is asking for more.

Growing up in Allentown, Mr. Mader was influenced by a wide variety of sounds including hip hop, rock and roll, pop, and soul, giving him the background to craft a unique style of music all his own and a diverse appeal.

"My music is a recreation of real life experiences and real life dreams-produced from love, loss, addiction, and a culture where every working class kid dreams of breaking the cycle and escaping to 'the good life'," said Mr. Mader.

Mr. Mader has been performing in Pittsburgh for years, collaborating with R&B recording artist, "Ambition," who had success as lead singer for gold-selling pop group "Pretty Ricky in 2008." He was voted second place winner in the "Best Male Artist" category at the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards in 2006, behind Wiz Khalifa.


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