26 Jun 2021

INTRODUCING: Jessica Leigh

From Music 101, 3:15 pm on 26 June 2021

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Wellington pop musician Jessica Leigh is on the verge of releasing her second EP Summerland, a 5 part narrative articulating the love story of a summer romance from its beautiful beginning to its inevitable end. Jessica opens up about her love for Taylor Swift, Lorde, and introduces her new single 'Summer Royalty'.

Jessica Leigh

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Born and raised in small-town New Zealand, Jessica started writing songs at the age of 12. Now 19, the emerging pop princess writes music about youth, love, and nostalgia. 

“Nostalgia is the biggest catalyst for my songwriting. There is unparalleled beauty in youth. Life is so rich when you’re young and everything and everybody lasts forever. I can’t think of anything more romantic than that."

Band Name: Jessica Leigh
Band members: Jessica Leigh 
Home town: Nelson/Wellington
Musical inspiration: Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift

Jessica cites her main influences as Paul Simon, Lorde, and Lana Del Rey. “Paul for his wit and honesty, and Lorde and Lana for romanticising that honesty.” 

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