Rising singer and songwriter Jess Kent releases a new single — “Girl” — today via Capitol Records and all digital partners. Download/stream it HERE and watch the lyric video, which premieres today on Vevo HERE.
Kent co-wrote “Girl” — a spirited commentary on the expectations society places on women — with Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Years & Years) with whom she has been in the studio working on her debut album. The track was produced by CJ Baran (Panic! At the Disco, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Phil Phever (Calum Scott, Maroon 5).
“I wrote “Girl” when I was feeling the pressure from society to ‘fit in’ and give in to a certain stereotype to be the girl people expect me to be,” says Kent. I have days when I feel like a tomboy, days when I don’t want to wear makeup and days when I want to dress up and feel my femininity. More than anything, I don’t want to wait for permission to have my own voice and use my music to say how I feel. I want to feel empowered to make my own choices about how I go through this world and I encourage all girls to do the same.”