In a world gone auto-tune, Jessie J's voice is the loudest — and it's auto-tune-free. The 26-year-old British chanteuse has carved a special place for herself on the pop charts with that voice. It's soulful, rich, and packs a stellar range. And, Jessie's newest single, "Bang Bang," could serve as her voice's C.V. But, "Bang Bang
" also represents the dawning of a new era.
Jessie (born Jessica Ellen Cornish) has another album due out this year; one that promises to shatter whatever bubblegum-formulaic pop persona that's still haunting her. Based on its first single, looks like Cornish is taking the gritty edge of "Do It Like A Dude
" and peppering it with big-band dance beats. When that voice starts wailing — well, you best brace yourself, because Jessie J's through playing some character aiming to please. It's time to welcome the real
Jessie J — killer pipes and all.
Like this post? There's more. Get tons of celeb goodness, insider intel, movie and TV news, and more on the Refinery29 Entertainment Facebook page!
Photographed by Atisha Paulson