Los Angeles based rock sorceress, Jesse Jo Stark, is unveiling a new track, the beautiful ballad ‘Lady Bird’, along with an accompanying video. The song is her fourth standalone single following the debut of her EP last year, Dandelion. Co-produced by Stark’s guitarist Thomas Hunter of The Heavy, the song unveils a more delicate side to the singer/songwriter.
On brand for Stark, the video and song possess all of the Jesse Jo hallmarks – spooky and beguiling, with nods to rock and roll, blues, and old country. “We recorded ‘Lady Bird’ at the very last second when I was performing my Dandelion Sessions in LA,” says Stark. “It was done in one take, no comps. Thomas and I were in this big room, and I sang on this cool old mic while he played the piano. It was casual, and it has turned out to be one of my favorite recordings. Similarly, with the video, we had the idea to shoot it while we were on tour so my bass player Wade filmed the video in one take backstage while The Heavy was performing. My makeup wasn’t totally clean, it was loud as fuck, and that was that.”
Jesse Jo is the femme fatale alternative music has been starving for. If Nick Cave and Elvira had a one-night stand, she might be the resulting progeny. Her last six singles have generated over 1 million Spotify plays and earned praise from fans and critics alike. She’s secured her place as an emerging voice in rock with her scorching live shows, opening forGuns N’ Roses, Janes Addiction, and The Vaccines. She’s headlined her own month-long residency at The Echo in Los Angeles and supported indie darlings Sunflower Beanon a six-date domestic tour, and a UK tour last November. To wrap up the UK tour, Jesse Jo headlined her first show in London in December at The Shacklewell Arms. She’s been on the road for the better part of 2019, supporting Lauren Ruth Ward and The Heavy and will be seen next at Ohana Festival in September. Jesse Jo is currently hard at work on her first full-length record due out by the end of the year. She recently recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London and heads into the studio to write with Linda Perry later this summer. A lifetime music obsessive schooled at the altar of David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac and a born rock star, she represents the future of rock with a wink to the past.
‘Lady Bird’ is available now for purchase and on all streaming services.