I love the commitment that went into the release of Jessica Pratt’s first LP. Upon hearing her psychedelic folk music, Jessica’s friend Tim Presley was so in love with her finger-picked guitar playing, unique voice and the hidden treasure quality of her era-defying songwriting, that he threw all his money into the project and started a record label just to release her self-titled debut. If that isn’t commitment to your artist I don’t know what is. That debut album was a beautiful mix of dusty 60s folk and acid laced psychedelia; sounding throughout like the last days of summer. Check out my stand out track Night Faces below for a taste.
Fast forward to now and former San Franciscan Jessica has moved to Los Angeles and is on the cusp of releasing her second album On Your Own Love Again. ‘Back, Baby’ is the first single to be taken from it and shows how Jessica’s lyrical, quirky vocal delivery has developed; her accent is almost unplaceable, her soprano pitched with a slight quaver. Back, Baby is a dreamy 4 minute journey through heart ache and hollow relationships, and proves that Jessica is a song writing talent to take note of.
For those that want to see her live, Jessica is touring the UK in April.