“Stomp, stomp, I’ve arrived,” Jessie J declares off the first verse of her debut UK single, “Do It Like A Dude.”
Above is Jessie J, a new-ish artist from the UK preparing to debut.
While there’s not a lot of information on Mizz J at the moment, her official website offers a few important hints: She’s major label (Universal Republic/Island), she’s got an album coming out soon called Who You Are, and she loves being covered in paint.
She’s also got a debut single, and it’s a stormer called “Do It Like A Dude”: “I can do it like a brother, do it like a dude / Grab my crotch, wear my hat low like you,” the lady taunts above the song’s hard-hitting chorus. It’s the very definition of a ‘boss bitch’ track, as Miss J works her swag along the song’s infectious array of grinding drum beats.
For fans of Rihanna‘s Rated R album, Ciara‘s “Like A Boy,” and X Factor‘s Cher Lloyd, you’ll want to give “Do It Like A Dude” a try.
Yet the other songs on Jessie’s MySpace reveal a versatility than one probably wouldn’t expect after hearing “Do It Like A Dude”: Songs like “Who’s Laughing Now,” “Price Tag” and “Casualty of Love” take a step away from the drum machines and into swinging ’60’s melodies, all while revealing the singer’s incredibly melodic natural voice.
In fact–it isn’t just melodic, it’s major. The power and force she supplies in her live vocals is actually awe-inspiring. Want proof? Look no further than her YouTube account, which features several jaw-dropping, show-stopping acoustic covers recorded on the fly.
With her other songs, the singer tackles issues of fame, fortune, and all the insecurities that come along for the ride, all while supplying some excellent R&B and soul-infused Brit pop in the process–not unlike Pixie Lott, Natasha Bedingfield, or even Alicia Keys.
Strange array? Just listen to the songs–you’ll see: This ain’t no one-genre pony.
Thanks to Muuser Calen C. for bringing her to my attention.