New Music To Know: Jetta Talks Insects, Joy Williams & That Little Google Video
By Brian Ives
You’ve probably heard Jetta’s music. Or at least her song, “Feels Like Coming Home.”
The track was used to soundtrack last year’s “Google Zeitgeist” video, which broke down some of the biggest searches of 2013 from the royal baby to Nelson Mandela to Batkid, and has been seen over 31 million times on YouTube. And probably induced even more tears. Not a bad way to make your debut.
But Google video aside, Jetta’s singing voice is what will hook you. Along with the perhaps curious use of insects in her imagery. Her official website welcomes visitors with a close-up photo of her face with an enormous beetle on it, only inches away from her left eye. If you stick around the page long enough, you’ll see the beetle’s legs start to twitch. Likewise, the YouTube audio clip of “Feels Like Coming Home” includes that same eco-skeletoned insect on her face, while the album art for her recently released EP, Start A Riot, features a very large spider taking up residence on her mouth.