and it sucks. Most of the tracks don't seem her. They sound like bland-mediocre, forgettable cast offs that were offered to other artists. I'll enjoy a live album and her shows but this is so disappointing
Big White Room (live) and Mama Knows Best cover of youtube fame are on there and they're of course good. The only other track worth checking out is "Who You Are."
TIMC from HolyMoly describes the problems more eloquently:
"That impressive voice ceases to be impressive when swaddled in bland production line backing tracks. There's no dynamic, no soul, no humanity; it's just a whole lot of over-compressed yelling. The campaign was so front-loaded that Who You Are needs to sound like a complete game changer or an all time classic, but it's neither. The two factors on which Jessie has been sold are her voice and her songwriting, but both are unremarkable. And we're actually shocked by that.
...a live audience, who whoop kwazily when she performs some peculiar scat singing acrobatics, leaves a cynical taste in the mouth. We get it, she can do lots of different notes when people are watching. It's like they think singing is an Olympic sport.
...There's nothing remotely real here. Nothing you could believe in. When she sings about love, it's a Coke commercial kind of love. Reaching for moons, following stars, standing up, being true to who you are.... All meaningless balls."
I find her message confusing too, like the contrast between the Price Tag lyrics/video and Do It Like A Dude...like talking about 'video hoes' and then always dressing/gyrating like one. I do find her talented and somewhat captivating (her performance on Graham Norton was good) but she could be marketed better. I do think there is a lack of substance in her music which is a shame since she's got more talent than a lot of stars.
Even if you win the rat race...you are still a rat.