It’s all in the title really… Jesca Hoop, the Northern Californian girl living in Manchester whose music Tom Waits described as “like going swimming in a lake at night”, is giving away a song over at her website for free. All you need to do is enter your email and then BAM!, you can be the proud new owner of her latest song ‘Born To’.
It’s from her upcoming album called The House That Jack Built, which is due out towards the end of June on the US label Bella Union. If this song is anything to go by, it’s going to be folk-influenced, dark and full of well written lyrics. And if that’s not enough for you, she’s got a cracking voice. It’s deeper than you might expect from a woman, and she’s got this hint of graveliness which makes it a pleasure to listen to. I’ll stop talking (well, writing, but you know) now and let you listen to it. If you like what you hear then head over to her site by clicking on the title and be sure to get the album when it hits a record store near you.