Jessy Rose has released his new single “Set Free” which offers insight to his upcoming debut EP Are You Home? on March 5.
“Set Free” is a heartfelt confessional in which Jessy unravels his conflicting emotions about making that change. He acknowledges that there was something special about Hare Squead’s —his band— rise together, but also the admittance that the pressure that came with that success was more than he could handle. Instead, his full focus is on making it alone, but there’s no boisterous bravado: just the acceptance that it’s what he has to do to again thrive.
“‘Set Free’ is the most vulnerable I’ve ever made myself on record,” says Jessy. “It’s kinda scary sharing these thoughts and emotions with the world but it’s also freeing. It was the first song I wrote for the EP so I hope this song gives people a better insight into what I felt like at the beginning of the writing process.”
The Are You Home? EP is similarly unguarded, especially with the direct lyricism of its opening tracks “When You’re Better” and “On My Own.” By the time “Selah” strikes a choral, hymnal tone of redemption, it’s apparent that Jessy has battled his demons and somehow emerged stronger for the experience. It’s elegantly summarised in the EP’s final words, “I could feel an essence pure / And I was carried out of the storm.”
Jessy adds, “This EP is very lyrically orientated because most of it was written based on my lucid dreams. I kept a dream journal and wrote about my dreams quite a lot. It was more poetic at the start, then I picked up my guitar and turned them into songs naturally. These songs are very close to my heart and I hope you connect to them.”
Are You Home? Tracklist:
- When You’re Better
- On My Own
- Set Free
Adriana Chavez is the editor for Vacancy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org