Jessie Baylin – Firesight

jessie baylin-firesightTwenty-four year old singer Jessie Baylin has a voice mature beyond her years. Her major label debut Firesight out on Verve Forecast finds the chanteuse beautifully blending elements of folk, rock, country, jazz and blues to create a sound all her own. A heavy heart and an old soul make their presence known in Baylin’s beautiful, deep voice that escapes a mouth seemingly full of marbles.

A fourth-annual Hotel Café Tour regular, with the likes of Ingrid Michaelson, Cary Brothers and Greg Laswell, Baylin recruited top notch back up for Firesight. Baylin wrote the record with help from Grammy-winning songwriter Jesse Harris, Mike Daly, Mark Goldenberg and more. Her recording backing band also features a line-up including Cary Brothers, Brett Denen and Joe Pisapia among others.

The Nashville-based blonde bombshell harmonizes with beautiful piano parts, belting out emotional lyrics on 11 tracks of varying genres. The piano on “Lonely Heaven” has a jazzy feel while its successor “Tennessee Gem” finds a slight drawl in Baylin’s voice and plucked strings with a country percussive beat. A soulful and smooth jazzy quality permeates “I’ll Cry for the Both of Us” thanks in parts to Ryan Norris‘ vibes. The catchy beats of “By Any Rules” immediately hook any listener, enhancing the eclectic nature of Firesight.

Baylin has looks to kill and a voice to mesmerize. You can pick up a copy of Firesight on Verve Forecast today. Those living in Los Angeles can catch her her CD release show tonight at Hotel Café.

01. See How I Run
02. Leave Your Mark
03. Was I On Your Mind (download)
04. Not A Day More
05. Lonely Heaven
06. Tennessee Gem
07. I’ll Cry for the Both of Us
08. The Glitter
09. Contradicting Words
10. By Any Rules
11. Tick Tock

Jesse Baylin: website | myspace | download “Was I On Your Mind”


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