Jess Williamson has released a new single, “Mama Proud” off her forthcoming album, Cosmic Wink which will be in-stores on May 11th. Having previously self-released two LPs, Cosmic Wink will be her debut on new label home, Mexican Summer. LISTEN TO “MAMA PROUD” HERE
“Recording this song was a huge departure for me musically, and that felt a little unnerving at the time,” said Williamson. “This song is about making a big decision and accepting all of the consequences and lingering questions.” Williamson goes on to explain, “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 ahold of it before it got away.”
Jess will be embarking on a tour of the US supporting Loma starting tonight at Valley Bar in Phoenix, AZ and highlights include The Bootleg in Los Angeles on April 8 and Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on May 4. A full list of tour dates below and interactive tour map can be found here.