Cosmic Wink

Album Review of Cosmic Wink by Jess Williamson.

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Cosmic Wink

Jess Williamson

Cosmic Wink by Jess Williamson

Release Date: May 11, 2018
Record label: Mexican Summer
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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Cosmic Wink - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Austin Chronicle - 80
Based on rating 4/5
80

On her third full-length and label debut, Jess Williamson wears her heart on her sleeve, and lets it bleed. Nine tracks drip, bubble, and bristle in love, shaken up with an emotionally invasive immediacy. The cardiac prodding begins with a strident opening demand: "Tell me everything you know about ….

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DIY Magazine - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

“It’s begging for answers and making a few demands too," Jess Williamson has said of new album 'Cosmic Wink', and more specifically first single 'I See The White'. "I get it, life is short but our souls live on, right?" These few words sum up 'Cosmic Wink' as a whole pretty neatly; the album was written during the singer's move from her native Texas to Los Angeles, and is packed full of the uncertainty and excitement of movement and change, both in her personal life and musical progression from 2016's ‘Heart Song’. "Oh my love, I'm amazed, I'm amazed, I'm amazed," she sings over rousing acoustic guitar and layered, choral backing vocals on the album's opener, and 'Cosmic Wink' is an album packed full of revelations, while never dissatisfied at not having all the answers.

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