jessa’s father, John Gore, is a seasoned artist manager. jessa started her journey in music by leaning heavily on her dad’s industry relationships - out of this came access to top producers, writers, engineers, and studios. Over the past year jessa has been exploring music on her own terms. In straying from industry connections and building new relationships with young musicians who are all trying to forge their own paths, jessa has come into her own and developed a more genuine sound. She has spent time refining her lyricism and writing style as well as gotten comfortable doing more experimental projects - working outside of the studio without the express goal of walking out with a hit has been a game changer in jessa’s development. jessa values the ability to make music that feels like her, not what people around her think will chart well. The experiences she’s accumulated over the past year have given her a confidence in herself and her sound which will allow her to continue working with those who have supported her career since 2016, while taking the lead on musical direction and without allowing anyone else to dictate who she is as an artist.
Soothing, airy vocals with complex, rich harmonies complementing hyper pop/rnb/alternative production. For fans of Lolo Zouai, Kiana Lede, and Ella Mai, jessa floats on the track with a relatable vulnerability. jessa writes about love and heartbreak in an accessible and transparent way; if you know her, you’ll know exactly what (and who) each song is about. Untied by one genre jessa blends pop and rnb, and sometimes bounces between them track to track. She’s been spending a lot of time in quarantine collaborating on experimental music and rejecting expectations of what it means to be a black woman in the alternative rnb/pop lane.
jessa is gearing up to drop a vibey pop track called summertimeluv, produced by DummyFresh and mixed by Gabe Monro. With hints of rnb, true to her intersectional background, this release will usher in a new era of music for jessa, music that is true to self and not a product of industry players who are confined by the rules of labels and management who focus too much on formula and not enough on genuinity.
jessa started developing her sound and style three and a half years ago while at NYU. Her parents helped her launch an independent record label to represent herself with the hopes of one day expanding it to represent other artists like her, artists who are passionate about staying true to themselves, being allowed room to grow, and having the freedom to release the music they want to, whenever they want to. jessa was born and raised by new yorkers who couldn’t have grown up more differently. A jewish woman who grew up affluent on the upper west side and a black man with family roots in Conway, South Carolina. jessa has always had constant exposure to these two vastly different worlds, and her sound reflects this.