JES

JES – High Glow – Out Now

Written by Des OSullivan

March 19, 2010 2:40 pm

JESThe much anticipated album release by JES is finally here. “High Glow” is the result of months of hard work by one of the most talented and exciting Trance Vocalists of recent times. She’s already earned two honours on Billboard’s famed Decade End Charts including the #4 Dance Airplay song of the decade. “High Glow” is her third artist album with Black Hole Recordings. JES has been the vocalist of choice for the world’s biggest dance producer, including Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, BT, Gabriel & Dresden, among many others. However, it’s really for her own original output that puts her high above the rest of the dance world’s dancefloor sirens. Among her earliest releases is the now legendary “As The Rush Comes” by Motorcycle, which proved her song writing and composition abilities, as well as her vocal talents.








As The Rush Comes



The song quickly catapulted her into the dance scene spotlight, hitting peak spot #1 in many countries and resulting in her winning several awards including an international dance music award. It ended up the 4th most placed song of the decadeon Billboard’s 2000-2010 charts. JES’ first solo album DISCONNECT produced 3 hit singles “Ghost”, “Heaven” and the #1 chart hit “Imagination”. The debut proved that she could break out of the confines of the 4/4 beat, bringing in rock elements and a level of songwriting that would come to earn her fans away from the dancefloor. Her follow-up, 2008’s “Into The Dawn”, continued this trajectory.

Her new album High Glow opens with “Awaken”, a track which brings together stadium-style guitar riffs and anthemic synths. “Closer” rises up with a punchy bass line and quirky melodic vocals. JES then flips the switch and drops a mid-tempo electro cut with “Fame”, her vocals drifting over pulsating synth textures to an angular electro pop hook.







Lovesong (Cosmic Gate Remix)



Between the simplicity of “Halfway Gone” and the guitar-laden beauty of the title ballad “High Glow” is the first single “Lovesong”, and its uptempo, rock-tinged electronica, reinventing The Cure’s 80’s classic for a whole new generation. This moves neatly into “Do You Love Me”, and then the breakbeats of “Where You Are”. In “Unleash the Beat”, synth rock drives relentlessly and “See Through” kicks and bucks like an electronic rodeo fiend. Reaching further into HIGH GLOW JES delivers glowstick ballads like “All Night” and up-tempo genre bending electronica such as “Same Mistake”.

Along with her own upcoming album release JES has collaborated with electronica icon, BT, appearing on two tracks “Every Other Way” and “The Light In Things” for his new album “These Hopeful Machines” (Black Hole / Nettwerk).

 

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