A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Hey I'm Jessi, welcome to my blog.
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I’m a dark synthwave / synt pop artist from Bristol, UK, currently working hard on getting my debut solo album completed.
I used to be a singer in a rock band called Velcra. I've collected all our music and videos in here.
I've also featured on a bunch of other people's bands.
I blog about my latest work, ideas and life.
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Jessi Frey is a dark synthwave artist from Bristol, UK. First known as the frontwoman of the Finnish industrial metal band Velcra, Jessi Frey combined the hard with the soft in both her vocals and her songwriting. Her vocals were praised for effortlessly flipping between powerful screams and soft melodies.
Velcra was signed to Virgin Records after releasing just one demo. All of their three albums entered the Finnish charts and the band was nominated as the best newcomer in the “Finnish Grammy’s”. Velcra toured across Europe with bands such as Guano Apes, OOMPH! and Suburban Tribe, before disbanding at the end of 2008
The upcoming solo record sees Jessi moving from metal to sleek 80’s inspired synth pop. Her songs are catchy and dance-oriented, but her sound is still dark, and her voice as captivating as ever.
Jessi has written and programmed all songs herself. Stating Depeche Mode’s “Violator” and Nine Inch Nails' “Pretty Hate Machine” as her biggest influences, she also drew inspiration from contemporaries such as La Roux, Grimes, Róisín Murphy, Robyn and Rina Sawayama. In addition she has a special affinity with the dark synth scene.
Jessi Frey’s first single "Dark Heart”, gives a taste of what to expect from the album. The track draws influence from the dark synthwave scene, and combines it with her moody pop vocals. The result is a catchy but dark retro pop track.
The album “Villainess” will be released on 7 June 2019.