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Jessie Marcella returns to Reflections in October, with her latest ethereal EP ‘Luminescence’.
Jessie’s always been drawn to deep, emotive soundscapes. She’s classically trained in the clarinet, and felt particularly drawn to the likes of Sigur Rós or Ralph Vaughan Williams, even as a child. Marcella’s love for dance music and breaks began when she studied digital music production at college, and her music production course at university, which reignited her passion for classical and ambient music. Her work cleverly weaves neo-classical and dance music, creating a tapestry of work that is so uniquely Jessie.
In 2022, Jessie released a collection of solo EPs on Reflections, titled 'Untitled' and 'Untitled Pt. 2' that showcased the ambient side of her artistry. Since then, she has seen an incredible trajectory, pulling in over 3 million streams across her releases whilst garnering support across BBC Radio 1 (Jaguar + Sian Eleri).
The ‘Luminescence’ EP features 4 evocative and emotive tracks that seamlessly traverse the lines of neo-classical and ambient music, exploring the transformation of our planet and our environments caused by human activity. Each track in this collection represents an element of our ever-changing world. In the accompanying visuals, a delicate, ethereal bubble depicts the soul of Mother Earth. She endeavours to preserve her pure essence and keep herself intact, but ultimately she can only bear witness to the inexorable pace at which her surroundings change. Three of the tracks on the EP (Luminescence, Earth and Mother) feature live strings that were recorded by Up North in Manchester earlier in the year, infusing electronic music with a distinct human touch.