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Jess Williamson Shares New Song “Mama Proud”

Cosmic Wink Due Out May 11 via Mexican Summer

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Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Jess Williamson is releasing her new album, Cosmic Wink, on May 11 via Mexican Summer. It’s her first for the label and finds her expanding her sound a bit (in fact the album’s opening single, “I See White,” sounds a bit like former Mexican Summer artist Weyes Blood). Previously “I See White” was one of our Songs of the Week. Now she’s shared another song from the album, “Mama Proud.” Listen below, followed by her upcoming tour dates with Loma.

Williamson had this to say about the song in a press release: “Recording this song was a huge departure for me musically, and that felt a little unnerving at the time. This song is about making a big decision and accepting all of the consequences and lingering questions…. We layered maybe 9 or 10 of my vocals to create the layers of harmony on the ‘dance’ section and then Dan Duszynski (the co-producer and engineer of the album) added the jazzy drums and piano behind it. The repeating vocals in the outro were a completely unplanned, spontaneous thing. I just started singing the oohs out of nowhere really and we kept it and added more vocals. It felt like that idea came from somewhere else and we grabbed a hold of it before it got away.”

Jess Williamson Tour Dates Opening for Loma:

4/6 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ -
4/8 - Bootleg Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
4/11 - Bottom of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
4/13 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
4/14 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA
4/17 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
4/19 - Taos Mesa Brewing - El Prado, NM
4/21 - The North Door - Austin, TX
4/26 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
4/27 - The Mothlight - Asheville, NC
4/28 - Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC
5/1 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA
5/2 - DC9 - Washington, DC
5/4 - Baby’s All Right - Brooklyn, NY
5/5 - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA
5/6 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
5/7 - The Apohadion - Portland, ME
5/8 - L’Esco - Montreal, QC
5/9 - The Garrison - Toronto, ON
5/10 - Marble Bar- Detroit, MI
5/11 - Schuba’s - Chicago, IL

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