Belfast-based singer Jessica Hammond, who began her music profession at 14 on Disney’s My Camp Rock performing alongside Demi Lovato, has simply launched her debut single, Ugly. We ask her the BIG questions,
Jessica may have been a Michelin-starred chef or a champion boxer and she or he’s already a certified sound engineer however as an alternative she’s devoted her life to music.
Speaking about her debut single Ugly, she says: “Ugly is a track I wrote after relationship somebody for a brief area of time, and while attending to know them, studying their character was not very good.
“The song is about dating someone who is very beautiful on the outside but ugly on the inside, this person was very insecure, unkind, disloyal, selfish and thought that because they had ‘looks’, that they could get away with anything. I feel it is a great empowerment song not just for girls but for guys also.”
She provides: “I want to create music that makes young girls and guys who mightn’t be the most confident feel empowered and strong like “a boss” so they feel like they can handle anything and like it doesn’t matter if you don’t fit in and it’s ok to be different.”
Tell us three issues about your self?
I am going to offer you three random details folks in all probability wouldn’t find out about me! Number one, I’m truly fairly a very good boxer. I’ve received over 14 novice fights and I’m nonetheless undefeated!
I additionally reside on a keto food regimen which implies I by no means eat carbs or sugar – though that swiftly disappears after a couple of drinks and I’ll fortunately eat a full loaf of bread to myself at the finish of the evening!
Thirdly, I as soon as obtained supplied an apprenticeship at a Michelin-starred restaurant – if it wasn’t for music, I’d in all probability be the feminine model of Gordon Ramsey proper now, shouting and swearing at folks to not over-cook dinner their eggs! While we’re on the topic of eggs, nothing annoys me greater than over-cooked, rubbery eggs…there may be simply no want!
How would you describe your music?
I might say its an city pop sound, think about a Demi Lovato fashion vocal on a cool city Mabel monitor!
Who are your musical inspirations?
Queen – I’ve a jukebox in my home and anytime Matt (my producer and co-author) comes spherical for a couple of drinks we are going to put the Queen album on and I’ll ask him one million questions on why they’re so good. He often tells me to close up after the second track!
How are you occupying your self throughout the coronavirus lockdown?
A whole lot of consuming! And writing…primarily consuming. Lockdown for me is like that interval between Christmas and New Years the place it’s completely acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast! Though it’s dragging on a bit now I might need to cease lol.
What’s your favorite track proper now?
Right now I’m loving Doja Cat’s new single, I feel the vibe, melodies and manufacturing are sick!
Favourite lyric of all time?
Without being huge-headed, I’m most pleased with the lyric in my new single, Ugly: “like good music without ears, like a lion without courage, like a seagull in the sky, flying miles to find good garbage”. I wrote it in McDonald’s automotive park watching a seagull eat left over chips out of a bin and I simply thought, ‘Wow – that’s grim I’d hate to be a seagull’.”
If you can solely hear to at least one track for the remainder of your life what would it not be?
Bohemian Rhapsody – if anybody ever says there’s a higher track, they’re mendacity!
Where can folks discover your music/extra info?
Find me on Instagram – Jessicahammondx, if you wish to see my horrible selfie abilities or TikTok – Jessicahammondx – for some humorous movies or I am additionally on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter!