Jessica Delijani is the LA based, pop spark plug behind Disco Shrine, and has just released new single Everyday, a follow up to Up in the Air.
Jessica spoke with The Fountain about the new single as well as working with the renowned French label, Kitsune.
TF: A new single, how exciting, what can we expect from that?
Everyday is the follow up to my last single, Up In The Air, which was inspired by my parents immigrating to America after the Iranian Revolution in the hopes that they could give my family a better future. Everyday is all about seizing that opportunity and not taking it for granted.
I ended up throwing my release party for it last weekend in an actual Laundromat in Los Feliz with special guests Phem, Dorian Electra, Wes Period, Mood Killer, and Jennifer Vanilla. The biggest reason behind doing this release party in a Laundromat is because of everything a laundromat is symbolic of (workin hard, the everyday hustle, helping local businesses, the fact that they’re usually immigrant owned or used etc…)! I would never have had the same opportunities and freedom to pursue what I love if my parents didn’t immigrate to America. Everyday is all about taking advantage of that freedom and making the most of your opportunities. And what better way to celebrate that than through a Laundromat Party!
TF: And are you promoting this with a tour, can we expect to see you live soon?
I did just play a bunch of shows the last few months. I played at Chop Suey in Seattle for Dance Yourself Clean, Geometro Party in LA, my release party, as well as The Billy Ball, a fundraiser festival to help a young artist with cancer that was hosted by Charli XCX, Dorian Electra, and Allie X.
TF: You have worked with French Label Kitsune, what were they like to work with?
Yes! They were so amazing to work with. I’ve been following Kitsune since I was a kid, so it definitely felt like a bucketlist moment for me. They helped me discover some of my favorite artists growing up like Two Door Cinema Club, Chela, etc… and to be one of those artists backed by them was an amazing feeling. They also brought me out to play their NYC launch party which was on the rooftop of the The Standard in NYC. I performed on top of a jacuzzi to probably the hippest crowd I’ve ever performed in front of. It was really fun! I love Kitsune and the support they provide to up and coming artists!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date, do you have one?
Honestly I’m still on a high from my release party and The Billy Ball this past weekend. I think those were definitely my favourite. I also played at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn earlier this year and that was pretty magical too. I got a gnarly scar from crowd surfing at that show.