Glaswegian singer Kerri Watt has just recently released her new single Jessie from her upcoming EP, which will be released on September 14th. Kerri spoke with The Fountain about the reception to the new track and the imminent EP release.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Jessie?
I was so excited to get this song out into the world because I’ve been playing it live for years and it’s always a crowd favourite. It’s been really fun for me to see how people to respond to something a bit different. My fans are used to hearing me sing about my life but Jessie is a total storytelling song about a character I made up. People seem to have been loving it and enjoying the home made music video that I made during lock down too!
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
A deceivingly upbeat folk pop track that tells the dark story of a girl named Jessie and her fateful end.
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences with this track?
From a songwriting perspective, it was inspired by some of my favourite musical storytellers – Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Marcus Mumford. From a production point of view, I took inspiration from Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, I see there is an EP on the horizon?
Yeah I’m so excited to release the next track from my upcoming EP. It’s a cover of Let’s Stay Home Tonight by Needtobreathe, which feels pretty appropriate now that my home of Glasgow has reinstated some lock down restrictions. There’ll be lots more music to come beyond that and on the 18th September, I’ll be playing my first ever Stageit show!