Country crossover sensation Jessica Lynn releases her brand-new, 4-track, acoustic solo EP, ‘Reimagined’, and its special accompanying music video/mini-concert on VEVO/Youtube. Now available on all digital download and streaming platforms.
‘Reimagined’ is an eloquent, four-song, acoustic solo performance project from Jessica, inspired by her highly successful livestream performances during the past months. While she could not tour, Jessica’s livestreams brought her music to her fans via her Facebook page — particularly during lockdown — and led to her becoming one of the top-rated livestreaming artists (ranking in Pollstar’s Livestream Top 10).
“Since the pandemic started,” Jessica reflects, “I have been performing piano livestreams every week, where my fans have challenged me to try all different types of music and songs, as well as to approach and rework many of my own songs in totally new ways.”
Reworking her songs and finding new angles and nuances in them, song-by-song, inspired Jessica to collect four, in their reimagined forms, on this special new EP.
“That’s how the ‘Reimagined’ EP was born,” she says, “We felt it was well-suited for the times, as well as ideal and interesting for some of my most well-known releases.”
“This EP is very special to me in so many ways,” Jessica explains, “The songs are ones I created and released during this very hard last year and a half and it was so creatively fun and challenging to rework them for this release. To think deeper into the words and music and find new meaning within them is something I truly enjoyed. Through doing all my piano livestreams during the pandemic, my musicianship was pushed in ways I never thought it could be and I learned a lot about myself. Never thought I’d be confident or comfortable enough to release an EP with myself as the sole musician on it, but I am so proud of ‘Reimagined’ and really excited to share it with you all.”
Reviewers have been wowed by Jessica’s reimagined tracks, particularly by the pared-down instrumentation, by her vocals, and by the different emotions and moods she has brought to the songs.
Taste of Country, states, “The distance between singer and fan is erased by her delicate piano touches and mature vocal performance. The pandemic inspired a slow down and her best, most honest work yet.”
American Songwriter, for example, were particularly impressed by Jessica’s reworking of ‘Not Your Woman’: “Stripped back from its original grandeur, this piano-driven version… invited the lyrical messaging to penetrate through in a meaningful way. Lynn’s favorite line in the song serves as a thematic centerpiece: It’s too late now / And I’m way too strong to stay. To her listeners—the reason for this EP project—she hopes to drive home the imperative value of self-worth.”
Music Tour News proclaimed, “…this EP is a truly epic release from Jessica Lynn and it’s one that allows her to truly shine a light on all the many facets of her artistry – taken back to their core these songs sound so stunning and give the singer/songwriter the opportunity to let her incredible artistic talent to be showcased like never before.”
Neil Mach of RawRamp notes: “the new recording is… an emotional 4-song acoustic offering, released along with a 4-song mini-concert, born from the experience of reworking her songs during Covid restrictions and finding new dimensions and flavors within them… Take these songs to your heart, cherished listener, and be sure to hold them dear!”
Regarding the mini concert video that Jessica is releasing to accompany the EP, Jessica herself explains: “I wanted the music video for this EP to be very simple, honest, and pure; just like the music itself. It was fun to see my vision of playing in a dream-like atmosphere come to life exactly as I had envisioned it. I really wanted this EP to be about the songwriting and music itself which I think really comes across in the video as well. Just me, in an empty room, with a piano.”
Jessica’s many fans will find new angles and depths in these four reimagined versions, whilst those who encounter this ever-rising country crossover star for the first time through them can look back and seek out her earlier full-band, interpretations.
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