By Vanessa B
Some things never change. Or do they? This is the kind of question reflected on by six-string songstress Jesabel with her recent single “This Small Town“.
The dreamy and dulcet track ponders a sense of lasting connection to a place you never felt you quite fit in – the dissonance of feeling different while simultaneously loving such a place, in an “upside-down” way. Featuring soft and warm vocals over electropop stylings with a subtle country twang, Jesabel teamed up with her long-time co-writer and producer Jonathan Grant Berlin on the single.
The song is emblematic of Jesabel’s personal, home-grown style of storytelling, borne from a journey of self-discovery through music in her late twenties, following a prior fashion modeling career and becoming a mother.
“I couldn’t leave fast enough to find out what I was made of, and now I can’t wait to come back.”
Meanwhile, the accompanying music video sees Jesabel nostalgically bopping around her southern American hometown in an old varsity letterman jacket over a sequin jumpsuit, representing the contrast between her humble roots and the glamour and self-expression of the career path she followed far away from “this small town”. Check out the video and Jesabel’s social media links below.