Day 70 – Jetty Rae

Another solo singer-songwriter today – and this time it’s some excellent folk-pop from Michigan-based indie songstress Jetty Rae.

Kind of like a musical mix of Norah Jones and Eva Cassidy with some light Amy Winehouse-esque vocals, Ms Rae brings some great flowery sounds to the table – which provides the perfect tonic for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

This track Off the Grid is taken from her 2013 album Climbing Clouds and it’s a lovely piece of summery folk pop. At times its reminiscent of the musical work of Julie Delpy or Zooey Deschanel; quirky and lilt-y with a killer hook and a catchy-as-chlamidia chorus. And you know what? It’s bloody lovely.

I’m a bit of a sucker for this kind of music anyway, especially when it’s done well – and I’m really liking what I’ve heard so far from Jetty. Sure, I’ve yet to delve deeper into her back catalogue, but pretty much all of the tunes from Climbing Clouds are exceptionally amiable and pretty. Kind of like a big musical hug delivered by a manic pixie dream girl.

Anyhow, here’s the song. Unfortunately I could only find a live in concert version of it on YouTube and the sound isn’t 100% great but hopefully it’s enough to give you an idea in case you want to hit it up on Soundcloud or elsewhere. And of course, there’s a Spotify link as usual too.


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