Updated: May 7, 2018
Jess released her kids inspired adult friendly album & accompanying 16 minute short film created by award winning director/animator Steven Mertens Strawberry Wind through Amazon Originals (click on image for purchase details) on April 27th 2018.
It tells the story of a little girl who goes to sleep only to go on a grand adventure in a vivid, cosmic dreamworld. In the film, which also includes album tracks 'Supermoon', 'Strawberry Wind', 'Same Old Tune' & 'I Am A Dreamer', the dream catcher is an animated cat who guides the little girl through a wonderland of flying fishes, gremlins & other magical creatures protecting her along the way.
Strawberry Wind was produced by long time Jess spirit animal collaborator Richard Swift and delivers on the promise to create a truthful album for children & parents representing what Jess calls 'the beautiful divide' of juggling family life with her creative aspirations.
After giving birth to daughter Violet Marlowe (now 4 years old) Jess explains "Since becoming a mother, I found myself being around the house a lot and I started gravitating to these wonderful older albums to listen to with my daughter - The Beatles, John Lennon, Roger Miller, Harry Nilsson's The Point & Carole King's Really Rosie. I realised that people aren't making albums like that anymore, and that really inspired me to go down this new musical path. Little did I know while recording Strawberry Wind that I was pregnant with my second child."