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Can’t Stop Spinning: Jessy Lanza’s Favourite Records
Aimee Armstrong , June 24th, 2020 09:13

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Jessy Lanza speaks to Aimee Armstrong about lifelong favourites from Fleetwood Mac to Missy Elliott, and discusses the records that helped her bridge the worlds of pop and jazz

Anyone who’s heard Jessy Lanza’s music knows of the immense staying power and unrelenting quirk that makes her, in so many ways, a pop icon we never had. First and foremost, Lanza’s music is unashamedly Influenced by R&B, Chicago house and synth-pop while never seeming stuck in the past. Combining her atypical vocals with sensual and vulnerable lyrics, It’s been a steady game for Lanza since the 2014 release of Pull My Hair Back as the Canadian ex-music teacher has become something of a unifying figure for popheads and post-dubstep fans alike.

One of the most unique artists on the Hyperdub label, Lanza went on to release Oh No, an underrated album that stands up with some of the greatest pop ventures of the 2010s – it’s no hyperbole to say it should be considered alongside SOPHIE’s Oil Of Every Persons Un-Insides and Lana Del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell and 100 Gecs' 1000 Gecs. This weird, charming, eerie and gorgeous record is now being followed up with All The Time, which sticks to the core pop elements that make her so great alongside a lucid approach to sound design.

All The Time is released via Hyperdub on 24th July 2020. Click the image of Jessy Lanza below to begin reading her Baker's Dozen