Love can really shake a person's life up. People go to any distance, situation, transition, or change in order to have it and hold onto it. And in songstress Jess Williamson's case, it to her from her Texas home, west to California, where she penned her upcoming album Cosmic Wink.
A reference to the Jungian idea of synchronicity, or “meaningful coincidences,” Cosmic Wink is as much a reflection on inspired companionship as it is a rebirth. She fell deeply in love, and then her life was uprooted; Williamson left Texas for California, leaving behind the roadworn verses of her previous albums for brighter, bolder songwriting. It was this love and new location that inspired Cosmic Wink.
“Cosmic Wink is about Love. That’s Love-with-a-capital-L, true deep love. Ancient love. Across many lifetimes kind of love. It’s about grief, loss, and guilt too. The anguish that comes from having to choose just one path," says Williamson about the new album which will be available via Mexican Summer. "It’s about the dark side of love: jealousy, and letting people down. It’s about mortality, and how the time we have with the ones we love becomes so much more precious when we realize that we have a finite amount of breaths in these bodies we walk around in."
Both musically and lyrically, the exploding postmodern spirit of California – and Los Angeles in particular – is infused within the DNA of Cosmic Wink. The album's lead single “I See The White” airbrushes halos around the brain with an immortal pop hook. Williamson’s contralto sheds the delicate vulnerability heard on previous albums for an assuredness, intoxicating in its deep sermon.
Watch the video for "I See The White," below,