Jesca Hoop new video for ‘Outside of Eden’ ahead of new album out Friday

July 3, 2019

Jesca Hoop


Shot on 16mm at Elysian Park, Silverlake, Jesca Hoop’s live take of her new single ‘Outside of Eden’ is online today.  The video combines natural surroundings with heartfelt performances from Jesca and her 12-year old nephew Justis on a slimed down, intimate rendition of the track.

“We wanted to do something sweet, simple, and innocent for Outside Of Eden in order to help preserve the youthful wonderment that the song is trying to protect.” says director Elias Petridis, “Being a longtime fan of the music, it was a pleasure to capture the charm and sincerity of Jesca’s live shows in this lovely public space”.

The lead single from her new album out the Friday 5th July, Hoop describes ‘Outside Of Eden’ as “true to folk as I’m able to write, not in that “old ye folk” type of way, but rather in the way that a folk song functions as a mirror of for us….in our time…and tells the tale.  I see it as a feminist anthem;  We big sisters encouraging our shut-in boys to love the very real, the very living, and breathing girl.”

Lyrically she says “Kids and tech are at the centre of this one.  The fact that kids can and are accessing such potent material without guidance really bothers me. I feel for how they are being guided by technology. I feel for what they are missing out on compared to the wild outdoor life I lived as a child.”

NEW ALBUM – STONECHILD – out July 5th on Memphis Industries

Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This Is The Kit), new album STONECHILD was recorded in Hoop’s long time home Manchester – a first, given previously she’s ventured back to her native California to record.  Parish’s minimal and purist approach helped clarify Hoop in her ideas subtly yet effectively realigning her sound. The simplified arrangements draw focus to the fundamental sophistication of the songs. STONECHILD, Hoop says, is intended to “wrap its arms around our human planet spinning in its increasingly precarious wobble”. These rich and curious songs derived from themes of our troubled times speak Hoop’s heart and mind from her empathetic yet tough loving centre point. With writing so fluid, so natural the result is an album where everything is truly meant.

Jesca is touring throughout 2019 including a host of instore shows from 5 July:

05 July – Piccadilly Records outstore @Soup Kitchen, Manchester
06 Jul – Swadlincote, Timber Festival
06 Jul – Bear Tree Records (1.30pm)
06 Jul – Leeds, Jumbo Records (1.30pm)
09 Jul – Rough Trade Nottingham
10 Jul – Rough Trade East, London
11 Jul – Rough Trade Bristol
12 Jul – Resident Records, Brighton
14 Jul – San Francisco, Shinefest @ Bottom of the Hill
17 Jul – Los Angeles, Bootleg Theatre
22 Jul – Brooklyn, Rough Trade
15-18 Aug – Brecon Beacons, Green Man Festival
01 Oct – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
02 Oct – Bristol, Fiddlers
03 Oct – Manchester, HOME
04 Oct – London, Barbican
05 Oct – Cambridge, Storey’s Field Centre
07 Oct – Gateshead, Sage
08 Oct – Liverpool, Leaf
09 Oct – Dublin, Soundhouse
11 Oct – Glasgow, Oran Mor
12 Oct – Edinburgh, Pleasance Theatre
13 Oct – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
15 Oct – Paris, Petit Bain
16 Oct – Brussels, Botanique Rotonde
17 Oct – Luxembourg, Brandbau
19 Oct – Hamburg, Hakken
20 Oct – Copenhagen, Vega
22 Oct – Berlin, Privatclub
24 Oct – Prague, Café V Lese
25 Oct – Vienna, Haus Der Musik
26 Oct – Zurich, El Lokal
29 Oct – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg, Cloud Nine
31 Oct – Oxford, The Bullingdon

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