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Approved: Someone

By | Published on Tuesday 20 March 2018

Someone

Tessa Rose Jackson already has one album to her name. By which I mean it was literally released under her own name. But when it came to the follow-up to 2013’s ‘(Songs From) The Sandbox’, she found that something had shifted in her songwriting.

After all, she’d been a teenager before, and in the gap since her debut album was released she’d crossed into adulthood. Adopting the name Someone, she began working on new material. Having released a number of singles in 2017, she released her debut EP under her new moniker last week.

“I wanted a name that meant: Don’t worry about who I am”, she says of that new moniker. “Just check out what I make. I make a lot. Some you may like, some you may not. But I’ll like it. And you know what, I’m someone too”.

Jackson’s skill for writing effortless-sounding pop melodies that drift warmly into your ears – found in her earlier work – is still apparent. However, there is a greater depth to her songs now, and more willingness to experiment. Twitching with nervous energy, upbeat but with an underlying weariness, her latest single, and the title track of the new EP, ‘Chain Reaction’, is the perfect point to step into this new world.

Watch the video for ‘Chain Reaction’ here:

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