Jess Spahr is a pop artist out of New South Wales and recently the Sydney-based pop artist has released her brand new single ‘Tensions‘, a song that is used as a platform for Jess to explain her own personal experience with sexual harassment.
Following on from the release of her 2018 EP ‘Wilderness‘, Jess has returned with a song that not only touches on a personal matter for herself, but also allows her to tell the story of how an “older man took the conversation” she “was having with him to a whole other level.”
“It is an experience I have to say, no matter what age you are, still shocks you and you go back over in your head thinking ‘did I do something to lead him on like that?’.”
“The answer is ‘HELL NO’”, Jess continues.
Going into detail about the creation of ‘Tensions’, Jess explains how her “friend Luke Carra (also my producer) thought” she “should write about it.”
Explaining how it took her “DAYS TO WRITE THE BLOODY LYRICS with Luke sitting there and saying ‘write about misogyny’.” Jess continues with when she was “omposing the song” she “wanted it to be upbeat and not a ‘down and out, feeling sorry for myself’ kind of piece.”
“I wanted the piece to be more of an anthem for women who get extremely irritated by men who think it is ok to touch us inappropriately.”
“It is a totally ‘stick the middle finger in their face’ song,” Jess concludes.
Offering a solid mix of electro-pop, jazz, soothing lyrics and one hell of an intimate story to tell, Jess has put together a song that is worth the listen – if not for the production, then for the story itself.