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 website. This is the place where I collect all the creative work that I've done in the past, and post updates on what I’m currently working on. Here's how to get started:
- I’m a dark synthpop artist. I just released my debut solo called Villainess.
- I am born Finnish, but I've lived in the UK for a long time. I currently live in Bristol.
- I used to be a singer in an industrial metal band Velcra. I've collected all our music and videos in here.
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Jessi Frey is a dark synthpop artist from Bristol, UK. First known as the front woman 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 dark 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 Grimes and the dark synth scene.
The album “Villainess” was released on 23 August 2019 and it got a great reception. In her native country Finland, the album went #7 on the official physical album sales charts.
"No filler tracks, no side steps, no dead moments. This is a five star album that will be a landmark for dark synthpop from now now on" ***** - desibeli.net