Jessie Monk is a conglomeration of subatomic particles, originally from GunaiKurnai land in Australia. She sings folk songs inspired by the people she keeps meeting, stories she keeps hearing and thresholds she keeps walking through. Also a dancer and an actor, Jessie has played in some major musicals in Australia, including David Bowie’s last piece, Lazarus. She began singing her tunes for people around Israel in 2019 before moving to Berlin in 2020 where she’s been astounded by her warm welcome to the thriving folk scene. Chasing the holy grail of albums like Blue and New Skin for the Old Ceremony, from Jessie, you can expect to hear earthy, story-lead folk songs about longing, loving and meeting that stranger in the mirror who continually surprises us.
Jessie’s debut and sophomore Singles, Maybe In Another Life and Turns Out I’m Someone Else (2020) garnered critical acclaim around Europe and Australia; Xune Magazine stating of the former; ‘Everything about the track is pure folk wizardry’. Her most recent single Lonesome Winter Blues (2021), has been making waves, selected as Indie Top 39 UK’s #1 Track of the week, reviewed as ‘another example of Jessie Monk’s Immaculate Song Writing’ by For The Love of Bands’ and featured on Triple J’s Roots ‘n’ All .
‘Here, Now’ Jessie’s anticipated debut EP will be released on Febuary 26th, 2021 and invites listeners, with ease and grace, into an ocean filled with the waves of Jessie’s longing, seduction, playfulness, empathy, vulnerability, joy, sorrow, confusion and finally, pilgrimage toward presence. Mixed by Cameron James Laing and Mastered by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit).
A NICK SCHOLEY FILM Location: The Famous Gold Watch Audio Visual Studios Starring: Jessie Monk, Jon Demiglio, Rainer Vom Feld, Leelo, Mabloni, Nick Scholey, James Michael Rodgers, Luke Hawkins, Shiomi Kawaguchi, Hannes Vanderpool, Stephanie Fisher, Lena Minder, Gidon Carmel, Sebastian Hoch, Michael Brinkworth, Lisa Akuah, Mone, Lily Mortis, Hannah Goldstein, Phyllis Fiona, Vera Strasberg, Jamie Graham, Cairn Mcbain, Nathan Vanderpool.
SONG CREDITS: Written by: Jessie Monk
Performed by: Vocals and Guitar: Jessie Monk Double Bass: Paul Santner Mixed by: Cameron James Laing
Recorded at: The Famous Gold Watch Audio Visual Studios
Mastered by: Doug Van Sloun. “Turns Out I’m Someone Else” is the second single from Jessie Monk’s debut EP Here, Now, which will be released in February.
Behind The Scenes Doco Filmed and Edited by: Stephanie Grace
Directed and Edited by: Ronja Polzin and Stephan Vogt
Director of Photography: Stephan Vogt Production
Design: Lena Tiffert Starring: Jessie Monk, Ronja Polzin, Julia Hansmeyer
Music and Lyrics by: Jessie Monk
Violin: Denise Dombrowski Double Bass and Mandolin: Paul Santner Harmonica: Sebastian Hoc Guitar and Vocals: Jessie Monk
Recorded at: The Famous Gold Watch Audio Visual Studios Mixed by: Cameron James Laing Mastered by: Doug Van Sloun