With both Dutch and South American roots, Jessy Yasmeen brings the best of both worlds. Her dreamy indie folkpop is inspired by acts such as Ben Howard, Bon Iver and Matt Corby. With her songs she wants to challenge listeners to be vulnerable and help conquer personal battles like fear and desire.
New single Come Dance is the first introduction to another project that Jessy Yasmeen started recently while drawing inspiration from the world being in lockdown: the isolation tapes.
Jessy about her new single and project:
"I was longing for the summer, but now this year everything seems to turn out differently. So I thought if the feeling of summer is absent outside - because it is quiet, the terraces are closed and everything else - how can I create that summery feeling myself? To me these tracks are what summer looks like in my head. I take the listener on a (world) trip and thereby introduce them to South American rhythms combined with an indie vibe.
Come dance is about someone you meet on a sultry summer evening and with whom you would like to have a dance. But that person doesn't want to dance because it makes him feel uncomfortable. With this song you try to persuade him to risk it anyway. It can also be seen as a leap into the deep/unknown and to just let go and enjoy :-)
In addition to being a musician, I wanted to outline better what I want from a producer. But I kinda got the hang of it in this time of self isolation, so in the end the songs turned out as co-productions with producer Teodor Voicu."
Over the past three years, Jessy Yasmeen played more than 80 shows on stages in The Netherlands and Germany. Last year her debut EP saw the light of day, she won a big Dutch music award, 'Grote Prijs van Rotterdam' (category: singer-songwriter), and earned nominations for the Rotterdam Music Awards (categories: ‘the promise’ and ‘best track’).
Come Dance is out now on BERT music (a divison of TCBYML)