Dance Along to Jessy Lanza on Friday at The Bowery BallroomJuly 7th, 2016
Inspired by Missy Elliott and Timbaland, R&B-fueled electronic singer-songwriter and producer Jessy Lanza released her debut LP, Pull Back My Hair (stream it below), in 2013 to global praise. “She’s compelling throughout,” said the Guardian, “and has a diffident, aloof sexiness that makes the record intriguing and accessible.” The Hamilton, Ont., musician (above, doing “Never Enough” for CBC Music) returned this past May with her follow-up, Oh No (stream it below), again produced by Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan and again receiving considerable praise. “Jessy Lanza reveals a range of new emotions, influences and styles, further establishing a distinctive sound that blurs the lines even more between pop and club music,” Exclaim! raved. Now touring the country, she kicks off the weekend on Friday at The Bowery Ballroom. Morgan Geist and DJ Taye open the show.