Jessica Boudreaux: What Are You Listening To?
Jessica Boudreaux of Summer Cannibals is set to go out on her own this November with the release of her solo album, No Fury (out November 3).
The album is produced (and a few tracks co-written) by Hutch Harris of the Thermals; Harris even contributed background vocals on some songs. While we wait for the record to hit TIDAL, we have an exclusive playlist from Boudreaux featuring her current musical obsessions.
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Julia Michaels, “Uh Huh”
If anyone ever saw the exact amount of times I’ve listened to this song since it came out, I would die. To me, it’s one of the best pop songs I’ve ever heard. The production is incredibly minimal (the tone on the acoustic guitar is PERFECT), and her voice is beautiful and imperfect in all the right ways. Julia Michaels is so talented, and I can’t say enough good things about her writing.
Beth Ditto, “Oo La La”
I love Gossip so much, and to me, this latest Beth Ditto music feels like such a great reflection of what makes her so unique and exciting. Her voice sounds SO, SO, SO good on this track. Makes me want to dance.
Whitney Houston, “How Will I Know”
Over the last year when I’m bummed out, I put on this record. Impossible to sing along to but I try damn hard.
Siren and the Sea, “The Wait”
My friend Cristina Cano (based in Portland) has had this project Siren and the Sea for a while, and this new album is incredible and such a huge leap forward for her musically. This song is so fun and has so much personality. I get it stuck in my head all the time.
The Blow, “The Woman You Want Her to Be”
So exciting to finally have new music from the Blow! This song is direct, honest, smart and stays fun and interesting musically. Love it.
Palehound, “If You Met Her”
Palehound has been one of my favorite “new” bands since I heard their album Dry Food that came out in 2015. Ellen Kempner is an incredible musician and lyricist, and I really find everything she does to be super inspiring. This whole album is wonderful.
Perfume Genius, “Wreath”
Almost no words for how touching this whole album is. The instrumentation is so unique, like nothing I’ve heard before.
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Gimmie Love”
I can’t make a playlist without including Carly. This is one of my favorites from EMOTION, which never ever, ever gets old.
The Last Artful, Dodgr, “Oofda”
Another incredible Portland artist. If this song doesn’t make you want to move, I don’t know what will. Dodgr’s voice is so fresh and unique. Definitely one of the most talented people in Portland. So stoked to see what she does next.
(Photo credit: Jason Quigley)
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