Saturday, January 31, 2015

CD Review: Singer/Songwriter Jessi Teich Lets Loose Her "Twisted Soul" On Her Latest Album

Philadelphia singer/songwriter Jessi Teich will be releasing her latest album "Twisted Soul" on March 3rd through Madame Freak Records. It is her first full-length album since having vocal surgery to remove a cyst on her vocal chords. The album was recorded live in Paris, France which only adds to the purity of the music. Her sound not only crosses musical boundaries, but also generations. Her old-time jazz sensibility is mixed with modern pop to create some uniquely attractive songs.

The new thirteen song release begins with the piano blues of "The Haunting" as her vocals swirl around your head and just grab hold of your attention. She turns a cover of Tom Waits' "Clap Hands" into an Americana gem, before heading into the pop aspect of her music with the title song "Twisted Soul." The repetitive chorus of "Diggin' A Ditch" gives the jazzy-blues number a pulse, then Jessi turns Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" into pop/soul gold that showcases her talents for re-arranging songs to suit her style. The album finishes with the playful jazz of "Ruins" as Jessi's amazing band leads her through this six-minute number, before closing with the quick international feel of "The Simple Life," which seems inspired by her time in Paris.

Jessi Teich has a CD release party planned for mid-April, but look for more live dates to be added soon. To find out more about Jessi Teich and her new album "Twisted Soul," please visit

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