Track Of The Day – Jesse Jo Stark – Deadly Doll

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Jesse Jo Stark – Deadly Doll

Whilst Jesse Jo Stark isn’t exactly a newcomer, she’s released a number of shimmering dark pop songs over the last few years, it wasn’t until 2016’s chiming ‘Down The Drain’ that we really listened up and paid attention.

Her latest track ‘Deadly Doll’ produced by Jason Lytle (Band of Horses, Grandaddy), will inevitably draw Lana Del Rey comparisons. And it is a track that’s certainly on nodding terms with similar themes and aesthetics. However, it’s also a beautifully executed slice of dark eerie retro pop that deserves to be judged on its own merits.   Chiming guitars combine with Jesse’s subtly sensual vocal which manages to sound simultaneously crestfallen and yet empowered to create a sprawling cinematic sound.  It’s a beautiful example of how to craft moody country tinged pop noir replete with style, panache and feeling.

She describes the song thus “At the time, I felt like ‘Deadly Doll’ was my alter ego. It still is, depending on my mood. Lyrically, you can interpret it many different ways. The song got me through a tough time. I hope it does the same for listeners.”

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Jesse Jo Stark - Deadly Doll

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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