Jump Start 2021 with ‘The Voice’ Alum Jesslee’s New EP
March 16, 2021 (Nashville, TN) – Today, former “The Voice” contestant Jesslee released “21 Jump Start,” her new EP. “Strong,” the lead single from the genre-bending country songstress’ latest effort, premiered exclusively with Taste of Country yesterday. The full EP is now available on all digital download and streaming platforms!
After her time on Team Blake was up, Jesslee was ready to use her newfound recognition to give back to those in her community. In an effort to do just that, she founded the S.T.R.O.N.G. Program with the goal of teaching youth to be confident in mind, body and spirit and to follow their passions in life. Through the power of Jesslee’s motivational music, the program guides kids and teens along the path toward self-love.
When the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought all live events to a halt, including those scheduled as part of the S.T.R.O.N.G. Program, Jesslee began to look for other ways to satisfy her desire to help. The result of her search? “21 Jump Start,” a four-track EP featuring her eponymous original “Strong” as well as covers of inspiring pop hits from Miley Cyrus, Rachel Platten and Katy Perry.
This release is guaranteed to provide you with the boost of positivity you need to jump start your 2021. Jesslee’s take on “The Climb” details the journey to happiness via her startlingly sincere, crisp vocal delivery. Her reimagining of “Fight Song” provides a whimsical haziness to the empowering ballad, aptly describing the challenge of getting back on your feet. With an arresting musical momentum, her rendition of “Rise” pushes listeners to overcome any obstacles standing between themselves and victory. But the real showstopper is Jesslee’s own “Strong.”
“Strong” is an impassioned anthem for the S.T.R.O.N.G. Program. Marked by themes of perseverance, achievement and embracing uniqueness, it provides an inspirational message about being yourself despite the opinions of others. The rising swell of the instrumental serves to represent the highs and lows we all face on a daily basis. The song reminds the audience of their own self-worth and encourages them to keep fighting.
“We are stronger than we think and sometimes just need a little motivation and love to see exactly how strong we are,” Jesslee says of the EP.
“21 Jump Start”
Written by Jesslee
Production – Jesslee, Steve Virginia, Terrence Dre Elam
Vocal Production – Jesslee, Steve Virginia, Brad Hill
Mixing and Mastering – Daniel Holsinger
Vocal Performance / Harmonies – Jesslee
Loops and Programming – Steve Virginia, Terrence Dre Elam
Drums – Terrence Dre Elam
Bass – Jackson Moody
Guitars – Sol Littlefield
Keys and Synths – Steve Virginia
Originally Recorded by Miley Cyrus
Written by Jessi Alexander and John Mabe
Originally Recorded by Rachel Platten
Written by Rachel Platten and Dave Bassett
Originally Recorded by Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry, Max Martin, Ali Payami and Savan Kotecha
Biography: After turning both Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson’s chairs on NBC’s “The Voice,” pop country artist Jesslee quickly rose to national recognition.
“Jesslee is amazing, she is a phenomenal singer.” – Kelly Clarkson
Since her departure from the hit reality competition show, Jesslee has shared the stage with notable artists such as Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, RaeLynn, Craig Campbell and countless others. She’s toured aggressively both in the United States and internationally, headlining European festivals and playing some of the BIGGEST main stages in the American country music scene.
“Jesslee is a once-in-a-generation artist. She has the swagger of a modern-day Shania Twain with the vocal power of a young Christina Aguilera.” – Music Industry Weekly
Jesslee has already achieved unprecedented success on social media, eclipsing 3 million video views in only four months! The two-time Hollywood Music and Media Global Country Music Award nominee received 5.7M+ ORGANIC impressions with 1.1M + reactions in fewer than 28 days between August and September. Reeling in an average of 1,500 new organic Instagram followers a week, Jesslee’s engagement is consistently outpacing every country act with the exception of record-setting chart-topper Luke Combs. It’s no surprise that she’s become a highly-sought after brand representative, inking partnership deals with Breedlove, Samson Technologies, Vintage Guitars, Hotone and Lanikai Ukuleles.
In 2019 and 2020, the CMT Next Up Now featured artist spent a combined 47 weeks on Apple Music’s “Country Hot Tracks.” With all of the momentum she has built-up through her stellar social media presence, Jesslee is on track to make the release of her new EP “21 Jump Start” her biggest yet.