JESCA HOOP: “Order Of Romance” limited red ripple LP. Released 16th Sept 2022

JESCA HOOP: “Order Of Romance” limited red ripple LP. Released 16th Sept 2022

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JESCA HOOP: “Order Of Romance” limited red ripple LP. Released 16th Sept 2022

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JESCA HOOP: “Order Of Romance” limited red ripple LP. Released 16th Sept 2022

Jesca Hoop returns with her sixth album, Order of Romance, a record
that fortifies her position as one of the most striking and original voices
in contemporary music. Order of Romance is Hoop’s most intricate and
finely balanced album to date, one that draws on classic song writing,
recalling anything from Gershwin to Paul Simon, but creating something
that is unmistakably, indelibly Jesca Hoop. It is a deep dive into craft. As
Jesca says “I set out to mature as a writer, to further clarity my voice and
stance, through melodies and phrases only I can construct. Order of
Romance feels like every person, character, or artist, I ever was over the
many seasons of my life was handed an instrument to play across the
songs.”
In the summer of 2021, Hoop once again ventured south from her
adopted home of Manchester to Bristol to team up with producer John
Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding), her collaborator for 2019’s
Stonechild. This time additional assistance came from in Jess Vernon
(This is the Kit) to arrange for a four-piece horn and woodwind quintet.
Legendary drummer Seb Rochford lent his skills, John Thorne plays the
bass and Chloe Foy and Rachel Rimmer were enlisted to deliver Hoop’s
signature vocal arrangements. The result is a fruitful marriage of song
craft and arrangement, brimming with a cinematic charm and lyrical wit
that signify a new chapter full of new life for an artist who knows her
mind, her heart and voice well enough to trust them in uncharted
territory.
Order of Romance then is a complete work that demands close
attention, an active listen, a filagree that’s apparent lightness of touch
belies a serious intent. Themes of empathy and friendship, intertwine
with a clear eyed and moralistic poetry on subjects such as gun control,
religious and political cults, and climate change.
Order of Romance is perhaps ultimately an exploration of the endless
balance act of being a ‘Human Being’, an approach and examination of
some of the biggest theme and issues of our time through the doorway
of the personal, a way finding meaning and some kind of faith in a world
where so much is disconnected and discordant. As she states “I seek out
reflection and resolve in my songs. I find out who I am in a sense. For a
few minutes, I can exist in nature at my full potential, saying just what I
mean, in balance, in awe, in wonder and in full force. As a moral agent, a
mode I can’t seem to avoid, my writing is time taken to observe and ask
questions. I find humour in our predicament. I find danger in the
reckoning. I find faith despite our sorry state and I feel connection when I
draw it through my voice. I stand my ground and through the music and
point inevitably towards compassion”.

1. Sudden Light
2. I Was Just 14
3. Hatred Has a Mother
4. One Way Mirror
5. Silent Extinction
6. 7lbs Of Pressure
7. Sioux Falls
8. Like I Am Time
9. Firestorm
10. Lyre Bird

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