Jess Thristan takes it back to country roots on ‘The Old Me’

Back from a year of writing, travelling and performing, Yorkshire-born country voice Jess Thristan is back with new music in ‘The Old Me’. 

Laid-back and easy-going, ‘The Old Me’ sees Thristan make a guitar-powered country return in style. As she casts an eye back over her musical journey, the songstress coos, “I used to stand a little taller, laugh a little louder” in the ode to re-finding herself.

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?? IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! ?? So happy to share my new single #TheOldMe with you all – out on all digital platforms now! This song is a special one & I hope that if you can relate to it in some way it helps you realise you’re not alone ? thank you to the incredible people who have brought this song to life. Firstly, @alexmaile for writing this song with me, it’s always an absolute pleasure to work with you, pohstmun (so. many. songs!) – to @mynameisadj for helping to shape this song with your production & to Rocket Studios, could not have asked for someone better to work on this track with! Thank you to the amazing @robotlemon for mixing this track so beautifully. To @lauraoakesmusic & @lisawrightuk for backing vocals – I am such a big fan of you girls and the music you make, to have your voices on my songs is an honour, so thank you so much! To the brilliant musicians who helped to bring this track to life, @joes__tavern @edds_bennettdict @simonhansondrums – you guys are amazing thank you so much for sharing your talent with me. And last, but absolutely not least, my wonderful publishers @agsongspublishing (@roylidstone @mixtapeliv) for being literally some of the most incredible people I’ve ever known – thank you for believing in me and making this all possible. Ok my Oscars speech is over now you can go back to regular scheduled programming hehe x DOWNLOAD #THEOLDME !!!! ??

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“The Old Me highlights a time where I was a bit lost on my own journey and I was comparing myself to older versions of myself instead of moving forward and evolving, and that’s the story I wanted to tell with the lyrics of this song. I got the chance to work with some incredible musicians on this track which we recorded in the amazing Rocket Studios.”

Thristan’s first release of the year, following 2018’s festive EP and 2017’s This Is Home, it is influenced by artists such as Jillian Jacqueline and Maren Morris which shine through. A return back to her first love in country music after great success with the more singer/songwriter sounding ‘The Shield’ and The Beatles cover ‘From Me To You’, which featured on a Sky TV campaign, ‘The Old Me’ is a breath of fresh air.

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Written by Toby Bryant

Student journalist: music, sport, culture and just about anything in-between… Have worked for The Courier, NME, Daily Mirror, FourFourTwo & British Rowing, amongst others.
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