Ascending pop songstress Jessica Leigh delivers new empowering anthem with single + video Girlfriends.
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Wellington singer, songwriter and producer Jessica Leigh has today released her latest pop gem, an ode to female friendship – ‘GIRLFRIENDS’.
With its huge synths and explosive chorus, GIRLFRIENDS is an upbeat, euphoric and danceable anthem to sing along with. Crafted to make the listener feel happy, sexy and fun all at once, it’s championing female friendship in a way that feels fresh and unique.
“It’s a love letter to the beautiful, vibrant energy of female friends,” explains Jessica. “I wrote the song when I was relatively fresh out of a breakup and was fortunate enough to be supported through that process by a lot of intelligent, funny and loving young women after moving to a new city. I wanted to create a song that women could sing, to hype themselves and each other up, while getting ready for/during a night out with their girlfriends.”
GIRLFRIENDS was recorded, mixed and mastered at Ignite Studios in Sydney, Australia with producer Liam Quinn (Peach PRC, Ruel, Ashy) and, as much as the track is about platonic friendship, Jessica says it’s also a queer celebration of loving all things Divine Feminine. “It’s my first release where I am openly embracing and championing my own queerness – which I’m super excited about.” Jessica says she was also getting into TV show Sex and the City at the time of writing, which also inspired the track.
Also being released today is a new music video directed by Alex Hargreaves alongside director of photography Piotr Kwasnik and film crew Kwasnik Pictures. “The concept of the video follows a fun night out with the girls from getting ready to the party. The video is high energy and incredibly fun. The wardrobe and makeup choices were 90s inspired to reflect some Sex and The City energy with a modern twist. Simply, it’s three girls having a great time with each other dancing and loving life and I think it perfectly reflects the meaning of the song.”
Jessica has been prolific in her releases recently, starting with glittering pop track ‘WIRED’, which was produced by Josh Naley aka Wells* (Paige, NAVVY, Thomston, Foley, Luca George, Bridges) at Parachute Studios. The single is currently sitting at over 71.5k spotify streams and been added to popular Spotify playlists such as US Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Pop. It was soon followed by dreamy ballad ‘missing you’ – which was #17 on the Official Hot 20 NZ Singles Chart, as well as ZM’s NZ on Air Locals Only, and was recorded at Jessica’s home studio in Wellington, and mixed/mastered at Jules Evans’ home studio. Now her new anthem ‘GIRLFRIENDS’.
Hailing from Nelson, the now Wellington-based singer, songwriter and producer often depicts vibrant coming-of-age narratives in her songwriting – reflecting on themes such as young love, friendship, growing pains and everything in between. The young artist has been going from strength to strength. Before these latest releases she won a regional songwriting competition in 2019 and officially began releasing music shortly after. She released her debut EP 17 in 2020 and followed it up with a sophomore EP SUMMERLAND in 2021 and soaring summer anthem ‘my way’ in 2022. Keep an eye out for even more exciting music to come from this incredible NZ talent!
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