Monday, February 10, 2014

Jessica Childress Releases Debut EP

Los Angeles based singer Jessica Childress released her debut EP, Don’t Forget My Name, earlier this month.  According to her bio info she was on the television show The Voice.  But, since I don’t watch that program, she was unfamiliar to me.  The EP is short but effective and I suppose aptly titled.  The way things are shaping up, you’re not likely to forget Jessica Childress’ name.

Check out the video for the track “I Quit” below.  It’s reminiscent of some of the old school girl group tunes we all know and love.

Jessica Childress is an explosive talent poised to take the music industry by storm. She is reminiscent of the golden age of classic soul, with a voice that will move and inspire you.   This LA soulstress combines traditional R&B with a rock n’ roll style, a deadly combination that landed her a spot on NBC’s Emmy Award –winning show The Voice. Since then, she has commanded stages across Southern California, drawing sold-out crowds in some of its most well-known venues and is set to release her debut EP, ‘Don’t Forget My Name’ on February 4th 2014. Childress wrote and/ or co wrote every song on this stunning EP. 
Jessica wasn’t always rocking out to R&B. In fact, for most of her upbringing she was exposed only to the sacred music of her church choir. It was only when Jessica left her small town of Lancaster, CA for Pepperdine University in Malibu, that she encountered a whole new world of music. At university, Jessica discovered classic soul, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. Music became her life and Jessica divided her college years between studying music and public relations, singing and teaching piano.