Moving Right Along With Jessy Lanza
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I'm currently in the midst of trying to cobble together some sort of end-of-the-year "extravaganza" for the blog (it's a serious deal, guys), and as usual, I'm finding straggler sounds that escaped me throughout the year and have me jumping in my seat to share before the year runs out. Canadian singer/songwriter Jessy Lanza's name was one I heard in passing, as I thought she had an interesting album title for her debut album (Pull My Hair Back), but I didn't investigate further until "Keep It Moving" came across my way the other day, and well, wow, what a song. It's rubbery synthesized funk like no other, and it makes fetch totally happen as it follows on this year's trend of dancefloor disco for the Millennial set. All in all, think a happier Jessie Ware and a more soulful Annie, and you've got Jessy Lanza.
The rest of Pull My Hair Back (which you can stream in full) is the minimalist and experimental R&B that is glacial cool and smooth (see former disciples New Look and Jamie Woon), and is a far cry from the warm hug of synth disco that is "Keep It Moving". The whole set is still intriguing enough to check out, especially for her debut single, "Kathy Lee" which is definitely not your little sister's type of R&B track.