You want to know how to get inspiration for your own musical career? It’s simple, really, just ask Tom Waits and his wife to babysit for their three kids and you’ll very likely to become as brilliantly off-putting as Jesca Hoop.
(I did, and they said that I can during the summer, so keep your eyes open, I will be huge by the end of this year.)
But till then, you can listen to Jesca Hoop because, well, her music is disturbing, messy, poetical, soothing, flowing, sensual, global, experimental – well, I could go on but you get the picture.
And if you need one and pretty much undisputable reason to realize how great she is, she did a song together with Guy Garvey from Elbow and he is better than sunshine on the top of a snowy mountain.
Murder of Birds (without Guy but if you click on the link, you’ll get to her myspace page where you can listen to the duet)
Jesca’s style is like a quilt – made of dozens of styles that don’t drown in the vast amount of variety but are clearly discernible like sparkling raindrops and create a beautiful union of sounds, colours and heart.
You can bet that her record collection covers pretty much everything, especially old fashioned gems of the early 20th century.
To sum it up – she’s amazing.