Taken from the EP of the same name, Jessie Monk delivers a lesson in sonic mindfulness with ‘Here, Now‘.
Letting her vocal take centre stage, Monk’s lyricism channels vulnerability, hope, honesty and a means to make peace with oneself.
Her vocals pivot between a more classical style and folk/indie inspirations but all combined it feels remarkably refreshing. There are also some fascinating jars from the string section which provide discordance and a subsequent seriousness within the song’s arrangement.
This is an entry point for new explorers of her music and one that will have listeners grappling for more.