Nashville’s Jessie Baylin teams with The Shins’ Richard Swift on ‘Little Spark’; Scarlett Johansson directed video!
Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Jessie Baylin, has inked a deal with HUB The Label, which will see her release her internationally acclaimed album, ‘Little Spark’, on 26th July.
Described by Rolling Stone as like “Portishead with a girlish Dusty Springfield on the mic”, ‘Little Spark’ was arranged by modern-day auteur and multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift – also reknowned as a current member of The Shins and a solo artist on Secretly Canadian.
Watch Jessie introduce ‘Little Spark’:
‘Little Spark’ bears out those words, marrying soul, country and indie-folk in a way that recalls everyone from Dusty Springfield and Dionne Warwick to Jenny Lewis, She & Him, Cat Power and Lana Del Rey.
From the soulful orchestrations of the gently swinging opener “Hurry Hurry” – with its Scarlett Johansson-directed video – through to the high-desert plaint of the wistful “Yuma”, Baylin and company move together as if joined at the head, the heart and the hips – leading to a direct connection with the pleasure center.
‘Little Spark’ is out 26th July on Hub through Inertia.