Jess Williamson – Snake Song

Jess Williamson - "Snake Song"

Personally speaking, I’m not a massive fan of folk music, but this particular track by American singer-songwriter Jess Williamson has been stuck in my head all week long.

Taken from her debut album ‘Native State’ released earlier this year, ‘Snake Song’ benefits immensely from the soft, gentle and somewhat fragile tone of the young songstress’ voice and together with her subtle guitar playing, results in one of the best folk songs I’ve heard so far in 2014.

Judging by the widespread praise from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork and Stereogum, the Austin, Texas native may be worth keeping an eye on.

And if you like this, you’ll quite like the rest of her album too.

– Matty Aston