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Beneath Jess' soft, yet soulful voice speaks conversational lyrics with deeper meaning and food for thought. Her music resonates nostalgic, cinematic, and lo-fi sounds and flows between soulful R&B and glimmers of jazz folk. An alchemical approach to her personal experiences, Young uses her music to narrate the stories of the people. Jess is also a DJ and has played for the likes of COACH, Offpsring, Notion, Voices radio, and Reprezent Radio, describing her sound as “a fusion of chilled house, funk, and electronic hip-hop.” Alongside her music, Young is a nail artist and founder of Boys In Polish, a platform dedicated to eradicating toxic masculinity through nail art experiences. She has worked with brands such as i-D, Dazed Beauty, Highsnobiety, Nike, and Refinery29.

Photographer: @sofiafarnesi Photo assistant: @_jamie.sinclair_ 
Stylist: @romamitchell MUA: @jesssummerb

Ethnicity: Chinese-Vietnamese
Location: London, UK

Instagram: @jessyoungofficial

GET TO KNOW - completed March 2023
3 words to describe you:
Creative, Calculated, Calm

3 words to describe your music:
Emotional, Soulful, Catchy

If it does, how does your heritage impact your art?
It doesn't really! Although I do feel like East Asian musicians are automatically assumed as pop or hyper electronic artists, and I want to be a soulful RnB artist till the end :) 

If you could collaborate with anyone, who and why?
Sampha or Labrinth because they are so free, raw, and experimental with the way they make music. I also admire how they effortlessly express their emotions sonically and have a unique and unapologetic way of doing so. I am really into cinematic type/story telling music productions and both artists know how to create their own detailed worlds and narratives in every song. It's so inspiring. 

Your next career/music goal:
DJ internationally and release an EP!

Top 3 go to songs/artists:
Inside My Love - Minnie Riperton
Yours - Alina Baraz
Prototype - Outkast

Words you live by:
The secret is not to run after the butterflies, but to take care of the garden so they come to you ♡

Anything else you'd like to share?
Butterflies is out on the 28th Feb!