After a successfully funded Indiegogo Campaign, Long Beach native Indie R&B Singer/Songwriter Jessica Louise has gone on to release her Debut EP VOICES which is a blend of soaring & smooth vocal performances with production inspired by contemporary R&B and soul legends Jhene Aiko and Amy Winehouse. She transitioned from the theatre world into the music scene in May of 2015 and has since discovered much success through the live-streaming platform Periscope amassing over 5 million hearts and growing. Her favorite aspect of music is the ability to tell a story and share an experience through her performance.
The title VOICES comes from Jessica's personal battles with losing her voice due to nodules and permanent scaring and finding her voice through writing. Though her voice is permanently scarred, it has emerged as one that is different and unique with a raspy texture. This album was a way of encouraging her fans to find their voice and follow their dreams no matter what the obstacle.
Jessica is currently working on her sophomore EP titled "The Things I Wish I Could Say" that is her most personal and vulnerable project yet which is inspired by the sounds of Emily King and Lianne la Havas. Jessica's Debut EP VOICES is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Pandora, YouTube and SoundCloud.
A Personal Note from Jessica Louise
It's taken so much just to get to this point and it's just the beginning.
I know it's been a long time coming, but I hope that wait has been worth it. To anyone who donated to my Indiegogo campaign back in May, thanks for believing in and taking a chance on a silly little girl with a dream to change the world. That goes for all of my #JLOVES on #Periscope as well. This would not exist without the courage and strength and love you guys give me! I am forever grateful.
The title of the EP is Voices because for so long I didn't have a voice - literally and emotionally. I lost my voice to nodules and permanent scaring a few years ago and thought it was God's way to steer me into a different path. But I couldn't let go. Something in me told me to keep going, to continue to sing and perform. I started writing a lot because I could barely speak and discovered myself as a songwriter. But slowly and steadily, with proper training I found myself singing again. Only my voice had morphed into something stronger, better and more unique. So here I am full force into it, ready to share my story with the world.
I release this with one wish. That you discover your own voice and use it to make your difference. It's the road less traveled and it's a harder one to be on, but as Robert Frost says, it's the one that makes all the difference.
Thanks for being on this journey with me.
And I now present to you... Voices!
ALSO AVAILABLE FOR A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO MY INDIEGOGO CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN!
WE DID IT!
Photographer: Erich Chen