JJ Wilde releases the official video for ‘The Rush’ today. The emerging alt-rock vocalist channels rockstar aesthetics and makes them her own in the video, where we see the long-haired rising rock badass sprawled on a bed surrounded by models, rocking out in the middle of an adoring crowd, smoking a joint, and riding a motorcycle into the night. The exciting visual, bolstered by the road tested swagger JJ Wilde has become known for, is sure to send shockwaves through your system.
Taken from her Debut EP, ‘Wilde Eyes, Steady Hands’. JJ is making a major impression on the modern face of rock music with her EP crossing one million streams on Spotify.
The four-song EP is a cathartic, rousing and well-varied amalgamation of pure, fiercely unapologetic rock n roll. It strikes the perfect balance between raucousness and sincerity, mixing together sweltering odes to independence (like the riotous ‘The Rush’ which serves as a perfectly executed soundtrack for reckless indulgence) with warmer self-reflective moments (like ‘State of Mind’ which finds JJ confronting her imperfections, knowing she’ll eventually learn from her mistakes). She pairs her earnest songwriting with her instantly memorable, velveteen rasp and full-throttle guitar.
Sewing together an honesty that calls to mind Liz Phair, a swagger reminiscent of Bikini Kill, and a Courtney Love-esque snarl, JJ Wilde is not only paying respect to the heart and soul of rock music, but fully chiselling her own place within the genre.
The EP is out via BMG/Black Box on all streaming services and is a brash declaration of artistry from a refreshing new voice in rock.
After cutting her teeth on the road opening for The Struts, The Glorious Sons, Reignwolf, and Incubus (all within less than a year after she released her debut single ‘Wired’,she’s embarking on her first headline U.S. tour. Shehas also been confirmed as an opener for Jimmy Eat World’s 2020 Canadian Tour (full dates below) .
“An unrepentant songwriter who makes and shapes her own sound…Now she’s ready.” CLASH MAGAZINE
“Her work ethic has resulted in a raw, sometimes cathartic body of work that has defined her journey and helped convey her unapologetic view of the world. “ GUITAR MAGAZINE
“JJ Wilde is an absolute corker… a fiercely unapologetic rock ‘n’ roller. “