Another great Canadian voice to grace our pages today. A truly warm and inviting voice.
Jess Hill is a unique singer-songwriter risen from the talented denizens of East Vancouver. She is a storyteller whose delicately constructed lyrical worlds captivate, standing firmly with her blues-draped compositions. Her music will smash your heart, pinch you in your sweetest nerves, give pause to the present and sing you to sleep all in one gently fierce moment. Jess invites the audience into her realm, engaging them with a voice like the sound of a well-rosined bow across your heartstrings, telling tales over her skillfully crafted guitar compositions. She can pull a room of strangers into her palm, crushing them with stinging emotions and releasing them reborn into the night.
If you are not rushing out to obtain this album after you listen to these tracks, then there is no hope for you.
In The Evening
Live from the Streaming Cafe.
Check out this amazingly beautiful music flicker, and Jess's soulful singing. Wow!!
In a mysterious and magical turned comedic music video, the hauntingly beautiful Jess Hill enchants her object of affection (played by the tumbling and terrified CJ Leon) and runs him down with winged voodoo hearts.
The song is the first track on her album "Road". The album is a masterpiece of sad, poetic, charms and brilliant musical arrangements.
"If Tom Waits and Regina Spektor spawned a child it would be the talented Jess Hill. She writes colorful music that lifts her poems to new heights. I say poems because they do not feel like ordinary song lyrics. This is folk music with a slightly electronic feel over it, it takes a few spins to get into the album and still I find new things to discover in the songs."
Having read that I was totally impressed with her cover of the Tom Wait's classic. All the purists will say that she is no Tom Waits, true there can only be one. But when you listen you can hear that she truly is a fan of Tom Waits and it is showing in her performance of this song.
And here is one more track from this great album, another live version.
Give Me Your Ghost
Just to whet your whistle, you can stream the complete album here. I know you will be ordering it. Just too amazing.