Emerging singer/songwriter Jessica Wilde’s sound is a clash of soulful chic and South London zest. The Brixtonian’s classic soul vocal is blended with a pointed and unmistakable London, street-savvy defiance. Brought up on her St Helenian mother’s obsession with soul, Jessica doused it with hip-hop leanings and set it alight.
Jessica has quickly established her credentials as a singer song-writer, working with a spectrum of national treasures already from UK heavyweight Ghetts to chart-toppers Rudimental and Emeli Sandé, (she penned their track ‘More Than Anything’ on their current album). The road to her own place in the spotlight, however, has been as vivid and colourful as you might expect; from braiding hair on Venice Beach to high speed car crashes in Hollywood, the Jessica Wilde path to cult emerging status couldn’t be more aligned to her moniker.
Written at Ne-Yo’s Hollywood studio with producer Kizzo with Jessica jumping into the booth following a bizarre, high-speed car crash, it’s a soulful, playful debut that cements Jessica’s natural ability as well as a frank charisma that should see her picking up a lot of attention across both sides of the Atlantic. Speaking on the track, Jessica states: “I was tired of being messed around by guys who cant connect emotionally because they think it makes them less of a man… “Real men can cry!”. Watch here