Jesa – Five Little Birds (TS Premiere)

It’s always good to receive an email from the Bridge The Gap crew. As per usual, upon pressing play, I wasn’t disappointed. Here are some lovely fresh sounds from the new French artist Jesa. Fans of Lianne La Havas, Nai Palm and Esperanza Spalding will find much to love. These subtle influences make Jesa’s sound so comfortingly familiar yet intriguing. Chilled out but exuding masses of confidence, all framed by her lush vocal, ‘Five Little Birds’ is an impressive first statement.

The music sometimes flirts with the effortless cool of contemporary jazz but pulls everything back to surround itself with uplifting soulful melodies. Together, these two styles make the perfect combination.

Speaking on the track, Jesa says:

I was torn between accepting my feelings of love or repressing them. I really wanted to give myself over, but I felt that I would not receive this love from the other. This song is the declaration of a half-lived, half-fantasized love, a reverie that invites the other to fall in love.

Her debut, independent EP, ‘FACES’, is set for release in early June. The project has been a labour of love for the 24-year-old. Jesa navigates relationships, love, personal struggles, and growth throughout the EP.

All we can say is press play and listen to the magic ensue.

CF Smith

Permeating your ears with good music.

Leave a Reply