Jess Clinton Announces Single, "Make It"
“Make It”, the new single from Brooklyn folk rocker Jess Clinton, hums with the tender sentiment in the midst of dark times. The single’s light, flowing musical disposition envelopes each comforting lyric. Each swift finger pick of the acoustic guitar whispers casually like an intimate, heartfelt conversation between friends. The single is off of her upcoming album, Real Glass Heart, and is out for release July 9.
“Make It” nestles its way in and finds its own place on the album, taking a needful break from the heaviness of life’s difficult journey. It sways in a shallow pool of warm instrumentation while fluttering vocals dance along the glistening surface. Delicate but high pitched “oohs” spark up between the soft groove created by meandering percussion gently pattering in the distance. Its intricate arrangement unveils each piecemeal layer of sound, forgiving and softhearted in nature. The message of the song intentionally comforts and nurtures someone stuck inside the trenches of depression. Real Glass Heart, the upcoming album from Jess Clinton, embraces the human experience with imagery that is ironically articulate.
Real Glass Heart, the upcoming album from Jess Clinton, embraces the human experience with imagery that is ironically articulate. Encompassing poetic contradictions, the album title alone intrigues the inner psyche to dive deeper, to reflect on one’s personal oxymorons. With Real Glass Heart, Clinton isn’t afraid to call out the paradox of being human. A heart can be fragile or strong, depending on how it is wrought, and Real Glass Heart explores the resources one takes to protect their own vessel. Themes of depression, nature, and heartbreak yearn for a place of solitude within the album. Songs like, “The Runaway” ache for physical and emotional escape, while the title track, “Real Glass Heart”, remind a broken heart that everything will simply be okay. With her “choose your own adventure” approach on songwriting, Clinton’s parallel narratives are as transparent as glass, yet anyone can see their own reflection within each song.
Real Glass Heart Track Listing
- The Runaway
- Tongue Tied
- Long Stem Roses
- Make It
- Old Neon Sign
- Real Glass Heart
- Sleeping Woman
About Jess Clinton
Jess Clinton grew up in Los Angeles with an upbringing steeped in the entertainment industry. A child to her actress mother and film composer father, some of her earliest memories include toddling around her father’s home recording studio, singing into the microphone at age three. Clinton attended the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in NYU, where she concentrated in Songwriting and Folk Musicology. From there, she went on to release music as a solo artist and with New York band, Bellehouse. Her first EP, Bare, Bare Bones (2009), was recorded at The Rainbow Garage in Woodland Hills, California, and her next EP, A Few for the Road (2012), was recorded at Clive Davis NYU and Braund Sound in New York City. Clinton then joined Bellehouse and wrote their self-titled EP and first recorded project as a band in 2015. Bellehouse released Capsized, a collaborative 10-song album, in 2017. Having been a part of an eclectic musical community in New York, Clinton is ready to release her upcoming album, Real Glass Heart. Her arsenal of skills for songwriting and acoustic and electric guitar come out on Real Glass Heart, which is out July 2019.