Jade McNelis' was raised in her hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. It was here that she first opened for the band Stars in 2005. The lead singer for the band was so impressed by her performance and helped her make the move to Montreal where she would be able to thrive within the artistic community. She was signed to the record label, Good Fences. After recording her All the Fables EP in Montreal at the Studio Plateau in 2006, McNelis decided to move there permanently. Her debut EP was recorded with producers Chris Seligman of Stars and Drew Malamud of The Dears.