Oakland, California R&B songwriter Jane Handcock steps out from behind the scenes to releases her Raphael Saadiq presented debut project, “Truth Be Told”.
Handcock has worked behind the scenes with many big names in the music business, including Kelly Rowland , Big K.R.I.T., KeKe Palmer, Tank , Tyrese, Kehlani and producers Teddy Riley, The Social Experiment, Justice League, Vinylz, Harmony Samuels, James Fauntleroy, 1500 or Nothin and Polow Tha Don, as well as with close friend and writing partner Adrian Marcel. It was at OSA – (Oakland School for the Arts) where she met fellow classmate Marcel as well as Kehlani.
While working on Adrian Marcel’s debut project “7 Days of Weak”, Handcock had the opportunity to collaborate with Grammy Award Winning Singer Songwriter Producer Raphael Saadiq. It was then that things began to take off for her. Saadiq was impressed with her vivid confessional lyricism. He was intrigued by her ability to not only write honest music that touched people but also the very special ability to empathize. He said her level of empathy made the songs she writes for others even that much more doper “she’s like a musical medium”.
Her collaborations with Saadiq and Marcel led Handcock to vocal produce Marcel’s breakout hit “2 AM”. Now Handcock begins to emerge as an artist herself, and “Truth Be Told” immediately shows why some of the all time greats are so eager to work with this rising star. Listen to “Truth Be Told” in it’s entirety down below.