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Sounds Like Music


“Sounds Like Music” is an original tune written by Jill Desiree and her producer David Olivas. It is a funky medium tempo tune with playful lyrics about the songwriting process, driven by the energetic interplay of Jill Desiree's soulful R&B vocals and the funky saxophone of virtuoso woodwind player, Katisse Buckingham (jazz flute from the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy). Think modern Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, and Tower of Power. 

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I love the voice as much as anyone, but the recordings that I enjoy most are just as much about the creative decisions and the virtuosity of the cats. I want to hear the musician's creativity and their voices on their instruments alongside mine. I hope people will hear that on 'Cover Story'” - Jill Desiree

EP Release, May 1st 2021

Debut EP

Cover Story

Debut EP ‘Cover Story’

A devout student of legendary vocalists like Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin, Jill Desiree sings undeniable wisdom and passion. On her debut album, she pays tribute to her heroes while pushing the genre into bold new territory. The result is an adventurous EP that shines a spotlight on a dynamic emerging talent. 

‘Cover Story’ opens with an evocative cover of Sting’s ‘Shape Of My Heart.’ With its meandering rhythms and largely improvised woodwinds performed by Katisse Buckingham, the track is an ideal introduction to Jill’s philosophy. 

“Improvised music allows each player to express themselves,” she explains. “The goal is to create a musical conversation within the context of popular songs.” 

Along with her all-star cast of accompanists, she applies this strategy brilliantly to compositions by icons like Stevie Wonder to lesser known but equally deserving talents like Raul Midon. Jill’s versatility as a vocalist allows her to fully inhabit these songs, breathing new life into classics and revealing herself as an exceptionally promising new artist.