Jess Williamson to Play Rough Trade In-Store
Jess Williamson will perform a special acoustic live set at Rough Trade West on Sunday 12th February, before signing copies of her new album ‘Heart Song’.
Williamson’s sophomore album, Heart Song, questions the structures of support inherent in the comforts of home and showcases the rare kind of artistry that is the hardest to achieve after early success: change.
On the album’s centerpiece and title track Williamson wonders aloud, “Will I grow into my body?” but no one listening to her music, her poetry, will doubt her growth.
“All of Williamson’s songs have an ominous tension, like a dark cloud that threatens but never brings the relief of rain.”
PitchforkHeart Song was recorded direct to tape in Austin, TX by Eric Wofford (The Black Angels, Bill Callahan) at Cacophany Studios and by the band in Jess’s house. It was mixed by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power) at Jackpot Recording in Portland, OR.