Jess Williamson‘s upcoming third release Cosmic Wink follows suit of the last two like a seamless saga ready to unfold the next part of the greater story. Following her 2016 move from Austin to L.A., the album was written during a period of great transition for Williamson with several unrelated events, good and bad (specifically love and loss, as it usually seems to go) coming to a head simultaneously and putting her through an emotional challenge that she works through the only way musicians know how. True to her smokey-folk aura, there’s heavy emphasis on the lyrics of this introspective meditation that beautifully float on top of a bed of catchy, understated hooks and haunting echoes.
“I See the White” appears on Cosmic Wink out May 11th via Mexican Summer. Jess hits the road with Austin supergroup LOMA this month, but not before playing the North Door this Saturday.
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