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Check out the first single from the buzzworthy Jessie J, whose debut album will be out on Lava Records / Universal Republic later this year. The title track, “Who You Are” is about a point in Jessie’s career where the singer’s aspirations were hanging on a thread. “The most important thing in life is to be happy, but everything had become too ‘business’ and sterile. I really thought I was going to quit — not music, but the music industry … it wasn’t easy,” Jessie states. “I was really down, but when I’m down, I write a song about it.” (After the jump, check out a trailer for the video.)
Collaborator / producer Dr. Luke : ”Jessie J has one of the best voices I have ever heard. She is a hit songwriter with her voice and a lot to say.”
There’s also a private Jessie J showcase in NYC tonight at 7pm. We happen to have 1 pair of giveaway tickets – if you want em, comment or tweet us!
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“Not the Drinking” is off Lauren’s debut album Wasted in Jackson, out now on Universal Republic. Produced by Eg White in his West London studio, the album’s highlights include the raspy, R&B-meets-gospel swagger of “Not The Drinking” and “When The Night Kills The Day,” a haunting, bluesy shuffle featuring the eerie sound of an ancient Steinway piano belonging to Ed Harcourt (who co-wrote the song) and the elegant playing of hip, young folk-slingers Mumford And Sons, whose frontman Marcus Mumford produced the song.
Buy Wasted in Jackson on iTunes