This Is Our Jam: SOPHIE, Jillian Edwards and VÉRITÉ Does Some Truth-Telling

tioj_eClockwise, above from left. Photo: Courtesy of Spare Thought; VÉRITÉ; Atlantic Records; Jillian Edwards.
We’re back with another edition of This Is Our Jam, a midweek mix of our favorite recent tracks. This week, we’re kicking things off with a video premiere from folk-rock singer Jillian Edwards, a raw pop gem from VÉRITÉ, and a buzzy song from Leeds’ Adult Jazz. Next up, is a sweet, undefinable dance jam from SOPHIE, and finally we’re taking it down a notch with a folk-influenced new jam from Vance Joy.

Jillian Edwards

“Gotta Have You”

We’re really feeling this Jillian Edwards indie-folk tune with her sweet, personal vocals, and we’re excited to premiere the video for it. “Gotta Have You” in video form is very reflective of the song: simple, gorgeous, and honest — focusing solely on Edwards and her guitar. We’ve gotta say it stands out as one of our favorites from her record Daydream. You can also catch her on the road this September.

“Strange Enough”
Currently, “Strange Enough” is the only single New York-based songstress VÉRITÉ has out, but she already has us hooked. The synth-pop singer takes an intimate look at past relationships while romanticizing moments and creating her own emotional, nostalgic world. Truth be told, we are on the edge of our seats waiting to hear what VÉRITÉ has in-store for us next.
Adult Jazz
“Am Gone”
Falling somewhere in-between Dirty Projectors and alt-J is Adult Jazz — the Leeds-based band that’s been getting a lot of buzz for their powerful songs. “Am Gone” is a track that definitely has both blues and jazz influences coupled with breathtaking vocals. The buildup in this track definitely gets us, and we can’t wait for their debut Gist Is due next week.
If you love the sound of Pop Rocks and bubbles, then SOPHIE’s latest track “Lemonade” will certainly be candy-coated pleasure for your ears. “Lemonade” crosses genre lines like no other hitting dubstep beats, sugary dance-pop, and using a lot of experimental sounds. All we can say is that we wish this song lasted longer than two minutes.

Vance Joy

“Mess Is Mine”

Vance Joy is one of our new favorite folk-rock singers that falls somewhere in between Bon Iver and Hozier. “Mess Is Mine” is a gorgeous example of Joy’s storytelling ability and penchant for simplistic, layered instrumentation. If this song is anything like what’s to come on his debut full-length due September 9, we’re pretty sure his name is going to be everywhere.

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