Nyssa – “Hey Jackie”


“Hey Jackie” is a striking track from Toronto-based artist Nyssa. Twangy guitars and understated synths converge alongside Nyssa’s vocal presence, touting a melodic rock and country feel, with lyrics that echo a generational cry for connection in the midst of anxiety-inducing expectations. “Everyone’s pregnant, my oh my,” she sings just prior to the captivating vocal escalation. “I slept in a boxcar at 30-below,” she sings shortly thereafter, emitting a spine-tingling quiver. The line “Jackie, I wanna dance with you,” begins a soaring conclusion, one that solidifies Nyssa’s power on this track. Aesthetically, I’m fondly reminded of Mitski. Look for Nyssa to have a similarly meteoric rise.

“Hey Jackie” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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