Vanessa Ortiz, better known as Ness Heads, has shared “Pull Me Up,” the first single off her upcoming EP, Numb. A showcase of the importance Ness places on self-assured confidence as well as her technical skills in music, “Pull Me Up” is a vulnerable anthem which transcends various genres about being afraid to fall in love again. On the song, she says, “I was basically begging the person to be patient with me… She ended up walking away instead of waiting it out so I wrote a sad song about the feelings I had going through it.”
Over the year following the release of her first single “Flip ‘Em” in 2018, Chicago-based Mexican-America Ness Heads left her day job to pursue her passion full-time, and further experiment with the variety of genres that inspired her growing up. First exposed to hip-hop by her brothers in her childhood home of West Humboldt Park, Chicago, Ness Heads added punk and alternative rock to the mix after a move to Elmwood Park. From punchy hip-hop production to acoustic instrumentation, this melodic based approach allows Ness to rap and sing over just about any beat her team produces.
Taking pride in a disciplined work ethic, Ness understands that evolving as a creative takes an eyes on the prize mentality. It isn’t solely the hours she puts in the studio or the rigorous writing exercises she practices that set her apart. Rather, it’s the “vibe” she sets – one that can be credited to the environments in which she grew up in, her go-getter mentality, and the self-assured confidence in which she continues to carry herself with.