Music

25 Jan

This week special feature:

Songs of the Week

By: Anya Martinez

Price Tag by Jessie J

Jessie J (Jessica Ellen Cornish) is a UK based singer/songwriter. She is also the winner of the BBC’s “Sound of 2011”, an annual poll by music critics to find the most promising new UK talent.

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Jessie J has been in the music industry for much longer than you think. She’s been a songwriter for quite some time, writing songs for Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera. She co-wrote the Miley Cyrus hit, Party in the USA and Justin Timberlake has hailed her as “the best singer in the world right now”.

She certainly has raw talent. Her voice is not that of your typical pop music singer. At eleven years old, she was cast in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of Whistle Down The Wind”. Her voice is powerful and soulful, much like her music. What I find most appealing about Jessie J is that her songs have some sort of message and depth. She doesn’t only sing about parties and getting wasted like a lot of artists today (although she does have her fun in “Do It Like A Dude”), but she sends a positive message through her lyrics.

In her song “Price Tag” she sends the message that life isn’t all about money, but love. It’s a powerful message for a young person and I hope that she’ll retain this positive attitude through her music career. Check out her songs “Price Tag” and “Do It Like A Dude” and I’m sure you’ll add it to your playlist.

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