Sunday, January 16, 2011

Jessie J - a Pleasant Surprise

I heard an interview with this young star the other day on Channel 4 news and I was pleasantly surprised at how clear she was on what she had been, was doing and was going to do as an artist. I believe she said something along the lines of she sees herself as part entertainer, part therapist or something. Basically she was saying that there was more to her music than just being a star. It was refreshing. In addition to that her music is good. She also made the point that she doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed. That reminded me of another artist I respect – Eva Cassidy. I believe one of the reasons why she didn’t have a major record deal when she was alive was because she wanted to maintain her eclectic tastes and this didn’t fit neatly into the marketing rules of most record labels.

I’m not a huge fan of the video for ‘Do it Like a Dude’ but I do love the lyrics for Price Tag. Let’s hope she does well and that we’ll have more artists like her.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why does any news anywhere affect people of colour any more than anyone else?

And by the way, awarding "people of colour" an implied status, (victim?) separate different or somehow more worthy is deeply offensive to none members, who are not afforded the same self congratulation. But ,now I have your example, think I'll start a blog of my own, "Discussions about various news issues and how they affect white people

Peace

(by the way love the graphics hues ,very vibrant,and cohesively put together)

bailey said...

hi. i found you on blog hop and im following you. i was hoping you could follow me back at http://baysbooks.blogspot.com

thanks!

arielle@business accounting said...

Preserving your identity as a singer or your preferences as a person if far worth more doing than going with the flow of the world and yet you are not being yourself.

buy wow account said...

WoW! great artist love her price tag song. ..=)

Muhammad Israr said...

yup...talent is very rare these days on tv...