We really love this one….
Sassy video and raunchy, attitude-soaked track.
Raspy vocals on an infectious rocker that brings to mind the heavy boogie of George Thorogood and The Destroyers.
Perhaps even a wee smattering of Steve Earle’s and Lucinda Williams’ raw and powerful vocal style – but minus the country/Americana vibes – and very much, Jace Everett’s “Bad Things”, from the hit HBO TV series “True Blood”.
JJ Wilde’s got more than a touch of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts about her on this track, too. That’s a good thing!
We are delighted to bring you the official video for her new single, ‘The Rush’, released today (30th October).
Music Republic Magazine confidently tip JJ for big things….This impressive, emerging alt-rock vocalist channels rock star aesthetics in the video, where we see her sprawled on a bed surrounded by male and female models…
She’s not done there though – she’s also captured rocking out in the middle of an adoring crowd, even smoking a waccy baccy ciggie and riding a motorcycle into the night.
The track is taken from her debut EP, “Wilde Eyes, Steady Hands”. She’s notched up more than a million streams on Spotfiy so far, and counting.
The four-song EP is a rousing and versatile mix of unbridled rock n roll. The EP is out via BMG/Black Box on all streaming services.
“The Rush” serves as a soundtrack for reckless indulgence, where you know it might not be the right thing to do, but you do it anyway. We know that feeling only too well!!! She sings the lyric: “The rush, the lust, you can’t trust,” to push home the point.
There are warmer self-reflective moments like “State of Mind”, which finds JJ confronting her imperfections, but keen to learn from her mistakes. She pairs her earnest songwriting with a gasoline and razor blades vocal delivery and full-throttle guitar.
She has been likened to Liz Phair, Bikini Kill and Courtney Love. While she maybe nods to artists and sounds gone by, her timing is spot on for a new female rock and roll star with swagger to emerge.
This talented Ontario-based rock chick (can we still call her that in these PC times?) has honed her live skills opening for The Struts, The Glorious Sons, Reignwolf, and Incubus, and impressively, all within less than a year after she released her debut single “Wired”.
That track has to be heard, too. Really cool. She is all set for her first headline U.S. tour, and has been confirmed as an opener for Jimmy Eat World’s 2020 Canadian Tour.
Amazing to know, that in 2018 at the age of 26, JJ was working three jobs and resigned to the thought that maybe music was not the path for her. But something made her keep writing and by then, she had stockpiled a staggering 500+ self-penned songs.
Luckily for us, JJ eventually decided to stay on the horse and make the EP, but she admits it as without a clear vision of how it would turn out, other than one vital aim: It must sound raw. “I wanted to tell people who I am, so they could enjoy it…or not,” JJ reveals.
The final track on her superb EP (and credit must also go to producer Frederik Thaae here), is called “Gave It All”. But I doubt that statement is true, as we think JJ has a heck of a lot more to give and we cannot wait….
Just you watch out for this Wilde child, she ain’t playing about!!!!
Check out the video, here: