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Jess Williamson Shares Video for New Song “Wild Rain”

Cosmic Wink Due Out May 11 via Mexican Summer

May 08, 2018 Jess Williamson
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Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Jess Williamson is releasing her new album, Cosmic Wink, on May 11 (this Friday) via Mexican Summer. It’s her first for the label and finds her expanding her sound a bit. Now she has shared a video for another new song from the album, “Wild Rain.” Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Williamson had this to say about the song in a press release: “I recorded this song at first with just me singing and playing it on an acoustic guitar. We thought it was going to be a scratch vocal so we didn’t mic everything the ‘correct’ way…I like the way it sounds. It’s a little bit lazy. There is this remnant of my acoustic guitar bleeding from my headphones into the vocal track, you can hear it the most at the beginning of the song. But we liked that too! A happy accident. It became the perfect rhythmic element to anchor the beginning of the song. It reminds me of rain. We wanted to have a moment of the heavens breaking open midway through and ushering us into another realm. So we started building off just my voice and the memory of an acoustic guitar, layering synths and more vocals. This is probably my favorite song on the album and it’s the first song I wrote for Cosmic Wink.”

Eli Welbourne (Studio Kānde) directed the “Wild Rain” video and had this to say: “The video in essence is supposed to be a living interpretive scrapbook that catalogs Jess’ train of thought visually in tandem with the song as she questions herself and previous relations she had. The song discusses a duality within her and I wanted to represent that in a collage where she is visually split in two, undergoes psychedelic transformations, and the center of the screen becomes a stage for other visual elements to dance.”

Previously “I See White” was one of our Songs of the Week (it sounds a bit like former Mexican Summer artist Weyes Blood). Then she shared another song from the album, “Mama Proud” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week).

Jess Williamson Tour Dates Opening for Loma:

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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