Continuing off the success of debut single, ‘Another Little Thing to Hold’, artist Jess Jocelyn returns with new single ‘Something Good’.
Known to friends and family as Jess Nyanda Moyle, the stage name Jess Jocelyn leads a solo project that finds itself constantly evolving. Born in Hong Kong and raised in North Perth, the artist is a 2nd gen Filipinx/Australian migrant that tackles subjects that people of a similar background can identify with - such as stories about home, identity and healing. Taking to the influence of artists such as Mitski, Paul Kelly, Tracey Chapman and Phoebe Bridges, it comes as no surprise that the musician’s tracks are led by clever lyricism and catchy folk-pop-rock tunes to back it up.
Following on from her debut single, Jess is excited to be releasing ‘Something Good’ at this time. In a recent Facebook post, the artist describes why she feels this release is important; “Covid's pretty much decimated the performance industry, there's family and friends overseas that I miss dearly and yeah[,] it's extremely hard not to get caught up in the despair of it. I wanted to make a dorky singalong that we could all join in on. It's silly and simple but it's got a lot of heart.”
This single was recorded and mixed by Ryan K Brennan (Phantastic Ferniture) featuring backing vocals from Mark Neal (Odlaw), Chris Grunwaldt and Taylah McLean (Yawn Vibes). Blue Grey Pink describes the track as “a mixture of folk-rock stylings akin to Better Oblivion Community Centre but sun-soaked in fun, dorky Perth vibes, with lyrics that drip with existential dread.” Definitely a toe-tapper and perfect to blast as you’re driving through the streets as the days are warming up.
‘Something Good’ is out now! Make sure to give it a listen below!