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JessB Goes Global on Debut Album ‘Feels Like Home’

The Auckland-based artist stands in her power with tender, witty and worldly tunes


Sam Mulvey

JessB has left a clear message on her debut album: we are bearing witness to an artist standing in her power.

Blurring the lines between sounds and ushering in a new wave of Afro-pop and dancehall, JessB flirts with mid-tempo drums and tender lyricism (“Hold Me Down”), buzzy sharp-tongued wit (“Power” ft. Sister Nancy and Sampa The Great), and club-ready desire (“Ring Ring” ft. Gold Fang).

Feels Like Home sounds global, an exportable collection ready to take JessB far from home base.

Stream: JessB, Feels Like Home

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