Photo by Aga Mortlock
No other artist sounds quite like Jesca Hoop. On her latest single, "Sioux Falls," Hoop continues to take the world of folk music and expand on it in her own unique way. I hesitate to truly refer to this as folk, but as avant garde as she gets, this just doesn't quite cross into pure experimental music. "Sioux Falls" transforms as the song goes on, adding in horns and additional singers in bursts. This is the kind of song that could almost be a mash up of four or five songs while still sounding like a cohesive work of art. This is a song you're going to want to take a significant amount of time with.
Jesca Hoop says of her new song:
“Deeper into the Psychosis Cyclone as paranoia strikes. All the Preppers double up on supply and double down on guns. America the home of the free. The vernacular all too familiar, like verses I learned in bible study, as the term “greater good” takes the shape of a dog whistle for the death spiral. Meanwhile, we over here are just simply looking out for each other while we manage the hard facts of life.”
You can listen to "Sioux Falls" below. Order of Romance is due out September 16 on Memphis Industries, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Jesca Hoop, check out the artist's Facebook and Twitter.