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Jessica Wilde is a torchbearer for a fresh true bred style of rap, soul & RnB. She bares all with some brutally honest lyrics, melding her sharp-witted lyricism through spoken word/rap alongside her more familiar husky and powerful singing vocals.
A native of South London, Wilde’s first concept albumtoldher story like diary entries from mad parties, addiction, toxic relationships, to self-empowerment, and living sober. She gained heavy support across BBC Radio including from Radio 1’s ‘Future Artists’, 6Music, features in CLASH, Wonderland, Complex, The Independent, editorial playlist support across major DSP’s and much more.
Wilde now returns with ‘Freak Out’ which is the first single of a powerful forthcoming album project which features some of the most insanely talented artists on the rise- Josh Barry (Nile Rodgers / Rudimental), Zoe Kypri (Black Coffee) and James Newman (Writer of Brit award winning song ‘Waiting all night’ by Rudimental’).
‘Freak Out‘ is about stepping into your power, following the call of spirit, the healing that comes from dance and moving our bodies – “I just want everyone listening to wanna Freak the f•ck owwwwt!”, says Wilde. Musically, the track sizzles with bass loaded, rhythm inflected dirty alt-Hip hop / pop vibes, with Wilde’s candid and intelligent rap lyrics weaving around infectiously. Produced by Wilde herself, with atmospheric snappy percussion flourishing and quirky vocal samples scattered throughout making a truly unique sound with the distinctive finishing touch of co-production by Tom Maine (WU-LU, Kid Cruise). It’s impossible not to get sucked into Wilde’s lyrical and musical world. So, let your inner freak out and join Wilde on a journey of healing and letting go!
Wilde will be celebrating the release at the Iconic Hootananny Brixton with a ‘FREAK OUT PARTY’ on the 21st September in conjunction with her own platform PxSSY PWR. Wilde created PxSSY PWR tospotlight exceptional female identifying talent on the rise, and the platform has grown from its start as a PxSSY PWR Spotify playlist, to a clothing line with FAME Magazine, radio show, residency at Hootananny Brixton with multiple sold out shows and artists such as Etta Bond hitting the stage.
Wilde has collaborated with Rudimental, Emeli Sande, Grammy award winner Kizzo and this summer she dropped a vocal feature with the legendary house DJ Todd Terry and Carly Wilford.
Upcoming Live Dates:
– 10th Sep – Soul Kitchen Live (Run by DJ Spoony, BBC Radio 2)
– 21st September – Hootananny Brixton – PxSSY PWR Presents the ‘Freak out’ Party (SINGLE LAUNCH SHOW)
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