Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop

Genre

Alternative

Biography

Fans of Hoop’s 2007 debut, Kismet, announced the arrival of a unique new voice, one with a flair (as the Los Angeles Times put it) for “darkly seductive, genre-bending songs that dabble in everything from folk and pop to dub and cabaret.” Three years later, Hoop calls Hunting My Dress “a more clarified distillation of what I do as an artist. I’m closer to home in my expression on this record,” she continues. “I used less to express more.” Expression is key for Hoop, whose adventurous songwriting and idiosyncratic vocals have earned favorable comparisons to such cutting-edge forbears as Björk, Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell. “Those women inspired a generation, and I’m of that generation,” Hoop acknowledges. “I’m trying to get to what’s innately mine. My heroes set this example for me. My only aim is to be just like myself.”

Featured Songs

Song Title Val's Playlist Genre Tempo Length Hear Song
The Lost Sky LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted!; LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted!; LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted!; MID-WINTER BREAK 3:51 Hear Song

Featured Albums

Hunting My Dress (Deluxe Version)

Hunting My Dress (Deluxe Version)

  • Genre: Alternative
  • Release Date: 7.27.10