A reference to the Jungian idea of synchronicity, or 'meaningful coincidences,' Cosmic Wink is as much a reflection on inspired companionship...
https://driftrecords.com/products/jess-williamson-cosmic-wink569085952047Jess Williamson - Cosmic Wink//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/MEX2531_large.jpg?v=1520874037//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/MEX2531_medium.jpg?v=152087403711.99GBPInStockJess WilliamsonEverything In Stock at DriftIndie & AlternativeJess WilliamsonMexican SummerA reference to the Jungian idea of synchronicity, or 'meaningful coincidences,' Cosmic Wink is as much a reflection on inspired companionship as it is a rebirth. Jess Williamson fell deeply in love, and then her life was uprooted; she left Texas for California, leaving behind the roadworn verses of her previous albums for brighter, bolder songwriting. The Byrds-ian jangle of album opener I See The White airbrushes halos around the brain with an immortal pop hook. When Williamson asks her listener to “tell me everything you know about consciousness,” it’s an invitation down a two lane blacktop, both vessels heading the same direction.
The Rhodes-soaked Wild Rain begins with a ghostly air until a swell of synths gives way like the heavens parting. Williamson’s voice emerges from the clouds promising that she will “treasure your patience / from you I learned what it means to make a family.”
Concluding with Love On the Piano, Williamson’s new musical and lyrical mind declares “Love is my name now / Love, Darlin” over a revolving acoustic guitar line and lightly pressed upright piano notes. Vulnerability can feel something less vulnerable when love - true, deep love - creates a latticework to hang the frame of our humanity, which in many ways is the message underlying the entire album.Mexican SummerIndie & Alternative2018-03-21