Emerging from the Bronx with an alt-R&B vibe, jessa has released her heartfelt new single, “saying i’m fine.” The track, a dreamy escape into vulnerability, further solidifies her status as a relatable artist on the rise.
As listeners are drawn into jessa’s evolving perception of happiness, they are treated to a mesmerizing blend of hazy thoughts and reflections. In collaboration with Brooklyn-based producer Invisible Will, the song’s airy soundscape perfectly accentuates the singer’s soft vocal lines and soulful delivery, highlighting the message that true happiness comes from self-love.
In discussing the inspiration behind “saying i’m fine,” jessa explains, “When someone asks how you’re doing, why do we always feel obligated to say we’re fine, even if we’re struggling?” Delving further into her creative process, she adds, “I’ve been trying to get better at finding happiness by being my most authentic self. I’ve been practicing intentionality with everything I do, which has allowed me to feel like I’m finally coming into myself on a personal level.”
For her curated playlist, jessa shares her favorite tracks that range from summer anthems to nostalgic tunes. Her selections include feel-good summer vibes from Jordan Ward, genre-blending mastery from Nana Lourdes, and timeless music from Steve Lacy. As she continues to make waves in the music scene, jessa invites listeners on a journey of introspection and self-discovery through her captivating sound.
As jessa continues to make waves in the music scene, she invites listeners to embark on a journey of introspection and self-discovery through her unique and captivating sound.
“SIDEKICK (with Joyce Wrice)” – Jordan Ward
“This song just makes me feel really good. It feels like summer and lowkey I’m hoping listening to it will manifest warmer days,” she shares.
“Horse Girl” – Nana Lourdes
Regarding the record, the singer states, “I love the way Nana Lourdes marries different genres, especially on this track. I’m obsessed with her vocal production and processing.”
“Cocky Girl” – Steve Lacy
“I love everything Steve Lacy does. He’s nostalgic yet fresh and he’s making timeless music,” jessa explains.
“Kaytra’s Interlude (feat. KAYTRANADA)” – Joyce Wrice
“GOOD GUY HARD LIFE” – Hank
According to jessa, “This song is so hard. If you ever have the chance to see Hank perform it live, do it. I love the line ‘there’s a couple people who still hate me, I think about them every time she’s in my sheets calling me sweet,’ relatable.
“The Beach” – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
“I wanna go to the beach and listen to this track on repeat,” the musician wrote.