Jessie Reid to release folk-inspired heartbreak single “Wake Up”

Posted by on May 14, 2021

Jessie Reid returns with her new single “Wake Up”, staying true to her signature folk-inspired, percussive fingerstyle guitar style. Her angelic top line smoothly floats on top of the electro-acoustic textures, all of which come together for the perfect storm of sounds. Jessie never fails to deliver poetic, vulnerable lyricism which tugs at your heartstrings, and ‘Wake Up’ is particularly stirring. Discussing the meaning behind her new release, Jessie reveals: “I suppose the song is best summarised by the line ’the harder we try, the closer we get to goodbye’. It attempts to recapture some of the frustrations of unsuccessfully trying to fix a relationship. In a way the lyrics represent what I would have said to myself at that moment in time and telling myself to ‘wake up’ to the reality of the situation. There is a sense of anger in the song in some kind of way and I think this is mirrored in the build up towards the end of the song with the heavier use of electronic instrumentation which is something I don’t usually do!” Tune into her latest release “Wake Up” above now and keep Jessie Reid on your radars!