Label: 604 Records
from Vancouver BC
The 2008 CCMA Female Artist of the Year/Rising Star/Top New Female Talent of the Year has stepped up her game for her third and most distinguished country album, the forthcoming Love Letter.
The woman who gave us top hits such as “Let’s Talk About Love”, “Fell Right Into You”, “I Guess,” “Best Of Me,” “You Make Me Feel” and “Nobody Says No,” continues to mature her artistry at an impressive and distinctive pace.
Co-produced and co-written – as are the remaining nine songs of Love Letter, with her longtime guitarist Jesse Tucker – “Turn You Down” is an intoxicatingly powerful climate of disillusion and disappointment, the mood set by layers of stinging acoustic and electric guitar and Farrell’s reprimanding tone of resentment, as a sacred trust between two close friends seems to have been irreparably broken.
“On Love Letter, there are a lot of songs about relationships,” says Farrell. “They’re not just about love connections, but all kinds of interactions between people and the challenges everyone goes through in life. “Connecting with others is one of the most important and complicated parts of being here, so I constantly find inspiration in looking at relationships and talking to people.”
Country music is all about the truth, and on Love Letter and songs like “Sunny Days,” “Catch Me,” “Fall,” “Making Ends Meet,” “Filthy Habits” and “Love Letter,” Jessie Farrell bares her heart and soul like never before.
What felt right to Farrell was paring down the melodies and keeping it simple, and at times, stark: “Fall” is a declaration of devotion, confidence and vulnerability, framed by an acoustic guitar and Jessie’s heartfelt and charismatic voice; a life philosophy that could pertain to romance as much as life; “Filthy Habits” is an earthy, get-back-to-nature mode lifestyle song; “Sunny Days” is fun, upbeat optimism about one’s positive mindset, and “Love Letter”…well, you can take a guess about that one.
Farrell also slowed down her own life by fulfilling a lifelong dream and moving to Vancouver Island, where the pace of things was quieter, and more relaxed. As a result, the lack of stress and pressure resulted in some very organic inspiration.
Now that she’s rediscovered her life balance and displays a seasoned confidence, a refreshed Jessie Farrell is ready to resume and reward the performer within.
More than ever before, Love Letter is that connection, the next chapter in the continuing evolution of Jessie Farrell, singer-songwriter extraordinaire.