The pop provocateur Nessa Barrett today returns with the incendiary new single ‘american jesus’, which is out now. The sultry, unapologetic anthem from an artist who takes no prisoners, ‘american jesus’ was debuted during the 20-year-old’s recent sold-out ‘young forever’ tour and immediately became a fan favourite. Nessa has also confirmed her first UK headline show at London’s Heaven on May 16th (tickets available here).
“You know all my secrets, American Jesus — baby, won’t you take me to heaven tonight,” Nessa coos over a thrumming guitar and pulsing bass. “You know you’re my weakness, American Jesus, save me — you’re the greatest love of my life.”
As she explains, the song is about longing and desire. “It’s about the fantasy of someone who is your saviour, your cowboy in a crown. Everyone dreams about a love that’s heavenly, and I know everyone will be able to relate to this.”
The new single arrives after the release of ‘BANG BANG’, a fiery punk-inspired anthem that weaves fantasies of revenge into screeching guitar and driving drums, leading to fresh UK coverage from Dork, Kerrang! and Louder. Prior to that, Barrettreleased several big tracks in 2022, including ‘die first’, ‘tired of california’ and ‘lovebomb’,
Nessa Barrett has also just been unveiled as one of the faces of SKIMS’ new campaign featuring the next generation of musical stars, along with Ice Spice, PinkPantheress and
After being named in rising artist lists by Billboard, Ones to Watch, UPROXX and People Magazine, Nessa has gone on to accumulate more than 1.3 billion streams to date and was also nominated for Push Performance of the Year at the 2022 MTV VMAs. She played her first festival last year at When We Were Young in Las Vegas and is set to perform at the Reading and Leeds Festivals this August. With bangers like ‘american jesus’, Nessa is destined to continue making new fans in 2023 with her deliciously devious brand of pop.