On My Own, the new EP from Los Angeles based Jessie Munro, features six pop tracks showcasing Munro’s stunning soulful vocals. This EP tells the story of living through bleak heartbreak, relative and poetic, it’s reflective work from Munro.
Jessie spoke with The Fountain about exploring her sound and her favourite gig back in Toronto.
TF: A new EP, what can we expect from that?
You can expect a bit of a fusion between R&B, Rock and Pop. This EP to me is a foundation built from the music I grew up listening to, married with all of the music I’ve studied over the years. My co-writer and producer Jonah Summerfield and I wanted to create something that would help us share where we came from and hopefully give people a little bit of a look into what we love about music. It tells the story of heartbreak and ends somewhere at self acceptance.
TF: And can we expect an LP in the near future, are you working towards that at the moment?
I’m actually working on another EP right now! I’m working on finding a sound that is mine and experimenting with some different genres. The streamline between the On My Own EP and what I’m working on now is the vocal sound, I’m still very much inspired by the storytelling aspect as well as colourful background vocals. In the future definitely an LP. I’m not entirely sure when hopefully in the next few years. I would really like to explore different sounds and figure out exactly the direction I’d like to go before releasing a full length album.
TF: And are you promoting this with a tour, can we expect you in Scotland anytime soon?
I’m not promoting with a tour at the moment, however I am hoping to be on that side of the pond come the new year! I have some Scottish heritage and would love to spend some time there and play!
TF: And what was it like being in the Over The Rainbow series those many moons ago?
I still have a hard time believing it was six years ago. Working on Over the Rainbow was an amazing experience, one I won’t ever forget. I was so fortunate for that to be the first big professional show I got to work on, being with all the girls almost made it feel like boot camp. Working in that environment taught me a lot about the entertainment industry, but I think the biggest thing that I learned was that when the opportunity comes you have to be ready for it. We had to absorb a lot and very quickly but there is no bigger crime than not being prepared. I feel very lucky to have been around so many supportive people and all of the girls.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date, do you have one?
A few weeks ago now I had the release show for the On My Own EP in Toronto at Revival. That takes the cake now! I feel so lucky to have been able to come home to Toronto and share what I have been working on for so long, it was the first time I’d played a show of my own music in Toronto. I wasn’t exactly sure what the turn out would be and during the openers set (an amazing band Madz & Luke) I snuck down to see the crowd and couldn’t believe it. The venue was packed full of people, many of whom I’d known all my life. I’ll remember that for a long time.