Jesca Hoop considers music to be a gift from her family. She says, “We would sing together. We were known in our community as a singing family and it was a point of pride for us.” Being gifted with a flair for music, it’s not surprising that Jesca is also a talented guitarist and songwriter. Through constant practice, she works to hone her skills and get better. “I strive to be ever more musical in everything that I do.”
Find happiness in others’ success. Ignore the who’s who element and don’t believe the hype. Be smart about how you use your time.”
Jesca has to her credit a number of albums, each one having a special significance in her life. Every album has songs that represent the different phases and emotions that she was going through at the time of writing. You could say, they all hold a little piece of her.
Jesca chooses not to dwell on the difficult times she has faced in her journey as a musician. With grace and wisdom, she says, “Anything that is worth having is worth working hard for. To live and work as a musician is a great privilege and comes with many challenges.”
Competition being a constant in her line of work, Jesca believes that instead of competing, you should get inspired by peers, and also aspire to motivate others through your work. Sharing valuable advice she says, “Find happiness in others’ success. Ignore the who’s who element and don’t believe the hype. Be smart about how you use your time. Timing is important and you will not want to waste any of what time you have.”
Anything that is worth having is worth working hard for. To live and work as a musician is a great privilege and comes with many challenges.”
As an artist who passionately puts her heart and soul into her music, Jesca is driven by her desire for a deeper richness and beauty in her own life. Travelling energises her to work with enthusiasm and zest. She says, “I love the world and experiencing new places. The more I travel the more at peace and vital I feel.”
There is no such thing as deserving. There is only readiness for when the opportunity arrives and it will arrive for your good work is your good name and your one true currency.”
Having announced her new record ‘Memories are Now’ (available from Feb 10 2017 on Sub Pop records) and released the title track ‘The Lost Sky’, Jesca is thrilled. “It’s always exciting to release a record as it comes with a whole world of opportunity. You don’t know who or what is going to come into your life!”
Jesca encourages aspiring musicians saying, “There is no such thing as deserving. There is only readiness for when the opportunity arrives and it will arrive for your good work is your good name and your one true currency.”
Staying true to herself in her music and life, Jesca Hoop is a rarity. While most are scrambling to get famous, she is content with creating music and doing things that inspire her and others. After all, your true success is defined only by your happiness, nothing else matters.