[Cover photo credit to Adrian Vega Albela Osorio]
LA’s Jess Kallen (they/them) has released their debut album Exotherm on New Professor Music. The songs “maneuver anger and confusion while holding room for silliness” and the album’s final single “Oolong” celebrates emotional growth.
I’m proud of the way “Oolong” has helped me understand my own stubbornness, and hold it with humility and tenderness. A couple years on, a little conflict doesn’t seem to upend my life like it used to—so I have to believe that I’ve done some growing up since writing this song.
Jess Kallen is a Teaching Artist with the Young Musicians Foundation and plays in various Rock and Pop projects, including Rosie Tucker, Alex Lahey and Temme Scott. They will host an Exotherm album release show at Club Tee Gee in LA on June 26th, 2023.