Jess Mills is, by far, one of my favorite up-and-comers.
I first wrote about the drop dead beautiful songstress last July, when I was swooning hard for tracks like “Fighting Fire” and “Pixelated People,” “Live For What I’d Die For” and her haunting cover of Chase & Status‘ “End Credits” (really though, you will tear up listening to that one) and, a little later on, “For My Sins” in August.
Now, as we eagerly await her full-length debut (which is being co-crafted alongside The Flight), she’s just put out a new lush tune: “Sweet Love,” which interpolates Anita Baker‘s 1986 Top 10 hit.
The production is sleek, electronic and deeply romantic, full of whooshing noises, ambient sound and distant piano above the warm, pulsing beats. As for Jess, well…there really aren’t enough nice things I could say (or, at least, enough fancy adjectives) to describe her voice which, like Jessie Ware, carries both a sweet airiness and a rich, soulful depth. She sounds so emotional and earnest on every song she records–it’s captivating.
According to The Line of Best Fit, Mills has two EPs on the way–one full of remixes, the other a mixture of new collaborations.
Just wow. Can it always be this way, Jess?
Jess Mills’ debut album is due out later in 2013. (iTunes)