Exclusive Album Premiere: Hear Calgary roots ‘n’ soul artist Jess Knights’ full-length debut Best Kind of Light

Anyone who heard Won’t Wait, the 2018 EP from veteran Calgary scene singer Jess Knights, likely couldn’t.

Wait, that is.

Couldn’t wait to hear what she would do next, how she would follow-up that gem of a five-track selection of twang-infused, green-eyed soul — both retro and refreshing, it showcased her sensually coquettish, powerfully empowered pipes and the heart-scarred songs they gave life to.

Well, the wait is over.

And worth it.

On Friday, June 19, Knights will release her full-length debut Best Kind of Light. It is a jaw-dropper.

For the 11 originals outing, Knights headed to Toronto to work with producer Joshua Van Tassel and a group of all-pro players.

The result is all the best bits of roots, R&B, pop, jazz and soul all polished up beautifully and packaged in the words and beguiling voice of an artist who owns it all and with the kind of confidence you’d expect from someone who’s not only ready but begging for the big time.

And while the official date she’ll drop it into the world’s awaiting ears is Friday, she has given theYYSCENE the distinct and enormous honour of premiering it in its entirety a day early.

So don’t wait. Give it a listen. And get ready for what comes next.

(Photo courtesy Sebastian Buzzalino.)