Jessy Lanza: Star On The Rise

Check out the electronic R&B sounds of Hamilton native Jessy Lanza

MattHart_175x175Matt Hart is mostly known for his musical work under the name The Russian Futurists. Matt is currently a co-host on “Indie Mornings with Brian, Matt and Candice” on Indie88.

Hamilton, Ontario’s Jessy Lanza recently released her debut album Pull My Hair Back on Hyperdub Records and it hasn’t been out of my headphones for a few weeks now. Temperatures are dropping with October on the horizon and Jessy’s icy, synth-driven R&B has been a perfect soundtrack for enjoying early sunsets and chilly mornings.

With the assistance of Canadian electronic music titan Jeremy Greenspan (of Junior Boys), Lanza has crafted a brilliant debut full of airy, sparse production contrasted by warm, welcoming melodies. The production shows restraint and is occasionally ghostly which adds to the overall icy cool feel of the album. I’m eager to see what these two will come up with on future collaborations and if Pull My Hair Back is any indication, I see nothing but more amazing music from these two.

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Check out the video for single “Kathy Lee”. If you’re from Hamilton you’ll be pretty pumped to see your city shot so beautifully!