Someone

And you know what, I’m someone too.”

“SOMEONE” IS A NEW MUSIC

PROJECT BY TESSA ROSE JACKSON.

The former cutesy singer-songstress shakes off her previous self to explore the rockier

depths of pop composition and discover the power of Absolutely Freedom.

 

It has been 4 years since the release of (Songs from) The Sandbox, Jackson’s debut album

that bagged an impressive number of plays on the Dutch airwaves, not to mention

multiple television features, syncs for American commercials and series (such as FOX

darling New Girl) and two successful Dutch tours.

However, set with the task of writing album number two, the TRJ river was

running dry. Jackson discovered that (surprise, surprise!) the teenager responsible for the

poppy happy-go-lucky tunes of the Sandbox had been replaced by someone older,

someone wiser, and (dare she say?) someone a whole lot more interesting.

After three years’ working as a composer for TV and feature film, Jackson’s skillset

as a writer and producer was broadening, along with her musical tastes (and dusty

synthesizer collection).

It was time to let go of TRJ, and start a new chapter.

 

SOMEONE

“I wanted a name that meant: Don’t worry about who I am. Just check out what I make.

I make a lot. Some you may like, some you may not. But I’ll like it.

And you know what, I’m someone too.”

Someone is all about creating. Jackson’s new project will release a series of EPs (starting

now and ending never) each one ruled by a notable different theme.

Though the ear-wormy pop sentiment of TRJ still trickles through the veins of the

new tracks, the rest of the music is a far cry from the Sandbox. Often psych-inspired, it

drifts from manic drum fuzz and driving basses to spacey bopping chill, reminiscent of

trippy elevator music played in smokey discotheques.

Jackson’s production is the binding factor here, with an oft-heard preference for

gloopy guitar sounds, ethereal synth hooks and her signature understated vocal delivery

contrasting the ever-present energy that drives the songs forward.

Enhanced by Jackson’s own abstract artworks and live visuals, Someone is like a

trip inside Jackson’s chaotic, over-productive (but colourful) mind.

Someone’s first EP The Deep is musically eclectic in itself, and loosely describes

the messy journey from TRJ to Someone. With lyrics touching on the frustration,

loneliness, insecurity and eventual fulfilment that ruled Jackson’s 2015/2016, the music

delivers these messages with an underlying sense of optimism and (surely not!) humour.

Currently working overseas with a number of London-based filmmakers,

Someone is gearing up to release an exciting film concept to accompany these new

sounds. In Jackson’s words: “It’s about humour. And about people. And about nonsense.

As it should be.”

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Someone

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