Jess Kemp has just released her incredible new single ‘We Were Falling’ and we’ve been in love with it since she sent it to us. Jess recently played our Nobody Talks Anymore event and showcased her talent in-front of a completely different audience than what she is used to and received great praise from everyone at the event. ‘We Were Falling’ has been crowned our Track of the Week and has fought off tough competition this week from releases by Broke Casino (which we premiered last night), DENOVA and Saytr Play.
We had a chat with Jess Kemp ahead of her single release…
Who are you?
Where are you from?
Irlam, Salford, Manchester
Describe yourself in three words…
Upbeat, Mancunian, Big Hair (2 words oops)
What are you influences?
I grew up listening to ABBA, Elton John, Queen but my teen influences are definitely Paramore, KT Tunstall, Amy MacDonald, Alanis Morisette and dare I say it… Taylor Swift! (I’m a swifty)
What is the highlight of your career so far…
Definitely hearing my debut single “Stars” being played on BBC Radio 2.
What is the worst gig you’ve played?
I don’t think I have a worst gig, I know that’s boring but I love every single gig I play! However, I have written a song called “Camden” which was about a competition based gig I played down in Camden back in 2014, the feedback from the judges P***ed me off that much, I wrote a song about it, so I guess you could say that one is up there…
If you could create your own gig who would you play with?
Taylor Swift, Paramore (original line up), Queen, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton
What’s your karaoke song?
Proud Mary defo
What’s next for the you?
The new single “We Were Falling” has kicked off what is set to be a huge year for me! Along with that I’ve got a brand new music video coming which is exciting! I’ve also recently (as of 15th March) sold out my single & music video launch gig in Manchester so that’s gonna be huge! The rest of this release campaign will see a live in store HMV performance and also physical copies of the new single available. That’s a career first for me so I’m well excited!
The rest of the year will see some exciting festival slots and I’ve got more music on the way very soon Keep up to date on all my socials! @jesskempartist
Best three new bands…
Cassia, Narrow Margin, Elephant Trees