Review – Jessica Mitchell

Album: Heart of Glass
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Genre: Country

Jessica Mitchell releases her debut album Heart of Glass. Available now through most major music retailers and streaming platforms, the album boasts 11 tracks and includes the digital releases “Firechaser” and “Bulletproof” as well as the single “Workin’ on Whiskey”. Mitchell has worked on her artistry and songwriting for the past few years, and initially captured hearts when a recording of her reaction to hearing her song on the radio for the first time went viral. In 2017 Mitchell earned herself two Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Songwriter and Roots Artist of the Year categories. Mitchell was also asked to perform a song to honour Neil Young at the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Heart of Glass introduces you to Mitchell and captures her musical essence. Packed with powerful and heartfelt ballads, you can tell the album is a labour of love. Mitchell wears her heart on her sleeve with both her vocals and her lyrics. From the opening track “Workin’ On Whiskey” to the final cut “Rain For the River” it is easy to get into the groove of the album and enjoy each tune. One of my favourites on the album was “That Record Saved My Life.” I connected strongly to the lyrics and felt the emotion of the song. We have all come across that one song or album that is a life changer when it comes to music and this song describes some of those feelings.

Mitchell just came off the road from some heavy touring with Johnny Reid on 40 plus of his Revival Tour dates as one of his supporting acts. With Heart of Glass out now, Mitchell will carry on to have a busy 2018 full of promoting the album and making appearances across Canada throughout the busy season of festivals and concerts. You can check out the album now for yourself and discover another one of Canada’s great emerging artists.

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