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Approved: Jess Williamson

By | Published on Monday 12 March 2018

Jess Williamson

Jess Williamson returns with ‘Cosmic Wink’ on 11 May. It’s her first album for new label Mexican Summer, she having self-released previous efforts ‘Native State’ in 2016 and ‘Heart Song’ in 2014. Accompanying the news of the new album is a first single, the record’s opening track ‘I See The White’.

“This song is a love song and it’s also kind of me throwing a tantrum”, says Williamson of it. “It’s begging for answers and making a few demands too. I get it, life is short but our souls live on, right? So, I’m gonna need my sweetheart to come too, okay? And maybe my dog. Is that so much to ask?”

The single’s psychedelic country is a conscious attempt by Williamson to shift her sound away from the quietness of the earlier releases. “You’re asking a lot if you expect an audience to be completely silent during your set and listen to every word”, she says.

“I started thinking about performing as something that could be fun”, she goes on. “I want my mom and her friends to like this album as much as someone with super obscure taste – and I don’t think they’re mutually exclusive”.

Watch the video for ‘I See The White’ here:

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