Discovery: Jess Porter

Jess Porter is a Melbourne, Australia-based indie folk artist who has caught my attention though his boundary-pushing new track Overplayed.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Andre C

Overplayed opens with a chorus of vocal harmonies, angelic in their delivery. Over them comes a steady electronic beat, then Jess’s vocals, bright, soulful and heart-breaking. The overall effect is utterly mesmerising.

Though new to us, Jess has been performing as a solo artist since 2012. It’s really refreshing to hear an artist trying something new yet still sounding so good, such is the case with Overplayed. You can give it a listen below. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a moment of calm in an otherwise hectic day.

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