Someone releases debut single ‘The Deep’, out on [PIAS] Netherlands 23rd May.
“We see it all the time. Artists are continually evolving as people, and with that lifelong progression, their sound typically follows.” The Music Ninja
Someone is the new project from Dutch artist Tessa Rose Jackson, and ‘The Deep’ is her debut single – out 23rd May via [PIAS] Netherlands.
The former cutesy singer-songwriter shakes off her previous self to explore the rockier depths of pop composition and discover the power of absolute freedom.
Warm, brooding groove carry you through a track that simultaneously soothes the nerves and tugs at the heartstrings. With soaring mellotron laments, slippery basslines and an almost whispered vocal delivery, the song tenderly places feelings of loneliness and self-pity in an almost desirable light.
It’s been 4 years since the release of (Songs from) The Sandbox, Jackson’s debut album which bagged an impressive number of plays on the Dutch airwaves, and multiple television features plus syncs for American commercials and series (such as the acclaimed New Girl).
However, set with the task of writing album number two, the TRJ river was running dry. She discovered that the teenager responsible for the poppy happy-go-lucky tunes of her debut album had been replaced by someone older, someone wiser, and (dare she say?) someone a whole lot more interesting. After three years’ working as a composer for TV and feature film, Jackson’s skillset as a writer and producer was broadening, along with her musical tastes (and dusty synthesizer collection).
Hence the regeneration.
“I wanted a name that meant: Don’t worry about who I am. Just check out what I make. I make a lot. Some you may like, some you may not. But I’ll like it. And you know what, I’m someone too.”
Though the ear-wormy pop sentiment of TRJ still trickles through the veins of the new tracks, the rest of the music is a far cry from the Sandbox. Enhanced by Jackson’s own abstract artworks and live visuals, Someone is like a trip inside her chaotic, over-productive (but colourful) mind.
Someone’s production is the binding factor here, with an oft-heard preference for gloopy guitar sounds, ethereal synth hooks and her signature understated vocal delivery contrasting the ever-present energy that drives the songs forward.
Jackson says of the track: “With ‘The Deep’, I wanted to write a track that people could sway to with their eyes closed (while possibly weeping hysterically). If you’ve every messed up really badly, and just needed a friend to nod sympathetically and say: ‘Aw, that really sucks!’ then I hope this track does that for you.
While gently suggesting to maybe next time don’t mess up.”
The debut single and title track to a forthcoming EP ‘The Deep’ is out via [PIAS] Netherlands on 23rd May.
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