New York City’s Jessica 6 creates soul music in its purest form, no matter the tempo. Their debut album, See the Light, moves from pulsating electronic sheen to uncompromisingly rugged R&B, and back again. I received an advanced copy of this album and I must say it’s AMAZING, one of the must have albums for 2011.
Equal parts high-fashion and street smarts, lead singer Nomi Ruiz’ seductive, gut wrenching vocals are matched by her spellbinding style. Her lyrics create a world full of enraptured lovers, endless nights, fame-seekers, and broken hearts. Bassist Andrew Raposo and keyboardist Morgan Wiley deftly meld disco, hip-hop, electro and classic house, commanding you to dance while simultaneously making your heart sink. The trio, who met via their involvement with Hercules and Love Affair, have made an album that will take you from your stoop to the dance floor, eventually landing you in the back of a cab as the day is breaking.
See the Light is set to be released on May 24th and opens with a classic-in-waiting, the behemoth of a single, “White Horse”, that forces you to move like a witch doctor would. “Prisoner Of Love,” bridges electro and freestyle, featuring a soaring vocal melody that finds Nomi and guest vocalist Antony Hegarty weaving their voices around each other to a stunning effect. “Champagne Bubbles” is the kind of gritty R&B that isn’t afraid to be as angry as it is melancholic, its piano flourishes punctuated with a heavy kick and snare. Their debut single “Fun Girl,” a tale of desperation, fame and money, has a sinister keyboard melody that underscores the lyrics.
Keep your eyes open for these guys 2011 is sure to be a great year for them!
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Jessica 6 – White Horse (mp3)
Jessica 6 – Fun Girl (BYZAR Remix) (mp3)
Thanks to GirlieAction for the group bio!