Jessica Lea Mayfield: Artist You Should Know

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TellMe_album_cover_300pxThe first time Jason Bentley played Jessica Lea Mayfield on Morning Becomes Eclectic, I knew she was more than just another singer songwriter. I did one of my “run down to the studio and find out who this is immediately” jogs down the hall and then Jason told me that The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach produced her new record. Now I was REALLY intrigued.

Stream “Our Hearts Are Wrong”:

I asked Jason to share his initial thoughts on this new artist:

“I love the quality of Jessica Lea Mayfield‘s voice and her lyrics, but another thing that grabbed my attention straight away was Dan Auerbach’s bluesy-rock distortion hovering in the background. It’s not overbearing but a pleasing layer of atmosphere that adds to an altogether compelling sound.”

Jessica’s Nonesuch Records debut “Tell Me” will be released February 8, 2011.

“Tell Me” Tracklisting

1. I’ll Be The One That You Want Someday
2. Our Hearts Are Wrong
3. Blues Skies Again
4. Somewhere In Your Heart
5. Grown Man
6. Trouble
7. Nervous Lonely Night
8. Sometimes At Night
9. Tell Me
10. Run Myself Into The Ground
11. Sleepless