The track above is the brand new video and title track from an excellent new EP by Jess Thristan. Titled ‘Live on Love’, it sees Thristan continue the form which started with last year’s ‘Side by Side’ EP and later single ‘Little Bird’. That form saw the singer-songwriter appearing on BBC Radio 2 and included in Clare Baldings annual highlights show as 2014 drew to a close.
Looking to build on that with ‘Live on Love’, Jess Thristan has worked hard to hone the three tracks included here. In addition to the title track, there’s another foot tapper in ‘Colours’ (co-written by Overtones and Struts contributor Sara Eker) plus the whimsical number ‘Winter in Manhattan’ (with writer Jonny Wright – The Foxes, Janet Devlin).
One trend that strings together Thristan’s work, apart from her beautifully controlled vocal, is a knack for catchy choruses and melodies – I can recall last year’s ‘Side by Side’ and ‘Little Bird’ choruses to this day – a strength that could see her work her way into the consciousness of music fans everywhere.