Words: Dylan Murphy
From his debut EP Are You Home?, which lands on March 5.
Today, Jessy Rose has shared ‘Set Free’ from his forthcoming debut EP Are You Home, which is set to drop March 5.
Following a string of successful singles, shows in Europe and a collaboration with Goldlink as part of Hare Squead, Jessy took a step back from the group and later returned as a solo artist.
‘Set Free’ provides the first glimpse at a new chapter for the songwriter as he teases a story of redemption and rebirth that will unfold in his new project.
A confessional tale which examines the conflicting emotions emanating from the split from the group, it highlights an admirable vulnerability in his songwriting and a willingness to evolve in order to grow.
“‘Set Free’ is the most vulnerable I’ve ever made myself on record,” says Jessy.
“It’s kinda scary sharing these thoughts and emotions with the world but it’s also freeing. It was the first song I wrote for the EP so I hope this song gives people a better insight into what I felt like at the beginning of the writing process.”
“This EP is very lyrically orientated because most of it was written based on my lucid dreams. I kept a dream journal and wrote about my dreams quite a lot. It was more poetic at the start, then I picked up my guitar and turned
them into songs naturally. These songs are very close to my heart and I hope you connect to them.”
Aside from working with Ben Esser on this EP, Jessy has collaborated with producers including Hoskins, SG Lewis, Jazz Purple and Felix Joseph. He also co-wrote Mahalia’s 40-million stream hit ‘Sober’.
Jessy Rose plays Whelan’s on the September 25.
Listen to ‘Set Free’ below: