Boldly dubbed ‘an artist to watch’ by Rolling Stone magazine, Jess Harlen has lived up to the hype following the release of sophomore album Park Yard Slang. Due to popular demand by Harlen’s loyal fanbase, Weaving by majority vote, was chosen to be the second single from the album.
Produced by Plutonic Lab, the sub-heavy beat sets down solid ground, a complimentary setting for Harlen’s dreamy vocals. Fresh, crisp, and lyrically sophisticated, Weaving is a universally relatable tale of solitude. Currently living between Brisbane and Boston, Harlen shot the music video for Weaving in Chinatown, New York. The clip features chiselled Brooklyn based Krump Dancer HallowDreamz. His presence intermittently scattered among frames of Jess, symbolic; an ideal dream against the turmoil of reality.
Unafraid to be open about her sexuality, the story of the song, and the premise for the clip depicts Harlen’s relationship with a smouldering temptress, ‘weaving’ in and out of love. Hard work is paying off for the self-managed artist as Jess continues to receive well earned recognition for her sophomore release. Earlier in the year, Park Yard Slang was featured as Album of the Week on ABC Radio, shortly after Jess was selected for the exclusive John Butler initiative – The Seed Management Workshop 2012. In September 2012, Jess was flown from the USA to New Zealand to perform at the Maori Music Awards, for which she was nominated in 3 categories (Best Pop Album, Best Urban Album, and Best Female Artist).