The friends and collaborators discuss how important truth is to songwriting, demo-itis, and Jesca’s new album.
Jesca Hoop is a California-born, UK-based songwriter who released her fifth studio album, Stonechild, in July. She has written songs with Sam Beam (Iron and Wine), collaborated with Lucius and This is the Kit on her latest release, and worked with luminaries including Peter Gabriel, Stewart Copeland, and Tom Waits. With her roots in folk and Americana, Hoop continually pushes at the boundaries of what is possible within those traditions, creating songs that twist and turn, constantly surprising, and delightful and disturbing in equal measures. A US tour in support of Stonechild will begin in Portland on November 7.
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