Premiere: Jessica releases the ethereal and ghostly single ‘Silence’

We are very pleased to premiere the video for Sydney musician Jessica‘s new track ‘Silence’ on Backseat Mafia. Jessica’s voice is as majestic and ethereal as Kate Bush’s and ‘Silence’ is a brief but so very haunting and evocative song. Deep strings underpin the gorgeous floating vocals and create a hypnotic drone.

There is a hint of a lament – elegiac in tone – that brings forth images of darkened cathedrals with vaulted ceilings and flickering candle light. Reverb soaks through the song like a shroud. Indeed, Jessica says track is:

about grief, about endings and about how memories are usually silent

The video is fittingly dreamy and mysterious – as mesmerising as the song with a deeply spiritual element filled with yearning and melancholia.

Jessica is part of the duo Jep and Dep (last seen by me supporting The National at a spectacular gig on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House at dusk) and her partner in crime, Darren Cross, has had some input into Jessica’s album ‘The Space Between’, co-wroting ‘Silence’. Otherwise, Jessica has written the material and played most of the instruments on her new album.

You can get the album through the link below:

You can catch Jessica live in March at the following places supporting DC Cross/Gerling:

Sunday 21st March, Lalala’s Wollongong

Sunday 28th March, Highway Bikini, Enmore

Full details and ticketing can be accessed here.

Feature Photograph; Darren Cross (Bernstein Studios)

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