Only way is Up! for Jade

S *amantha Jade *released her new single Up! yesterday and it looks certain to be another smash hit for the *Perth * pop star after quickly climbing up the iTunes charts.

The song, which has also been selected as the official World Cup anthem for the Socceroos, was co-written and produced by LA-based *Zac Poor *(Jonas Brothers) and *Mario Marchetti *(Demi Lovato).

"Zac is like my best friend in the world. We've known each other for about seven years, and he and I used to write together in LA when I lived there," Jade said.

"He came over to Australia to hang out and we ended up writing the song together in the studio. I wanted to go back to that really pop, fun place of What You've Done to Me and we really managed to find that spirit again."

Jade is preparing for the June release of her long-awaited official- debut artist-album, which has been slightly delayed after she had to move back to Perth from Sydney to help look after her sick mum.

"We're very close to finishing up work on the album but we've had a few delays and my mum hasn't been very well so the timeline has shifted a bit," she said.

"The songs are all going to be under the pop umbrella."

The West Australian

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