Following the successful release of his latest single ‘Treat’, Jesse Markin returns with his new single ‘Jericho’, the latest taste of his forthcoming album. Where ‘Treat’ leaned strongly on danceable club rhythms and catchy vocal hooks, ‘Jericho’ showcases a more sensitive and pictorial side of his repertoire.
Speaking on the track Jesse explains; “To reach our goals we have to break down the walls holding us back. ‘Jericho’ is a song about letting go and trough that, finding peace. The name of the song came from the Old Testament, where the Israelites had to start from the walls of Jericho to get to their promised land. These walls can be found everywhere and that was the idea that led to a song.”
In regards to the video Jesse explains; “”The theme of the ‘Jericho’ music video revolves around the idea of letting go. In the video we have a set of stories that are connected by this idea. For example, Jesse’s character is put in a situation where he is forced to choose between lifting his finger off the switch or not. Or, the woman who is depicted as having lost a loved one. Or the kid letting go of his balloon. All these stories represent life saying that sometimes to get closure we have to let go but it’s all up to the individual.”
Liberian-born, Finland-based singer-songwriter Jesse Markin is known from a group called The Megaphone State in which he performed as a vocalist for 12 years. The group produced three critically acclaimed hip-hop albums.
With his solo project, Markin takes leaps forward both musically and thematically and broadens his expression from rapping also to singing. Having been named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ by Finnish magazine Soundi, as well as picking up a nomination for ‘Breakthrough Act Of The Year’ in his native Finland, Jesse looks to break into the consciousness of UK audiences with the deep tones of ‘Jericho’ – A real display of the versatility that Jesse possesses as a songwriter.