(Calgary) June 12, 2020 — Today, Calgary soul-roots singer-songwriter Jess Knights is sharing the tender title track from her debut full-length record, Best Kind of Light, out next week on June 19.
Co-written with Donovan Woods in a Toronto diner over slices of pie, the ballad about a graceful end to a relationship presents Knights’ luminous voice in its rawest form. “I know you’re lonely/I’m lonely, too/But I won’t dare call you/Even though I want to,” she sings, channeling that yearning tug-of-war to go back. It’s a relatable sentiment to anyone that’s left a relationship and chosen instead to move on.
“It’s a choice to move on from any relationship with grace and integrity,” Knights says. “‘Best Kind of Light’ traces a reflection on what was with a recognition of what is, and a choice to remember the good and hopefully learn from the not-so-good.”
Best Kind of Light weaves together Knights’ influences in blues, roots and revivalist soul, and features an array of songsmiths and sidemen, including award-winning producer Joshua Van Tassel, Joey Landreth, R. Grunwald, and others. The lineup adds dimension to Knights’ songs while bringing into focus the moody, dimly lit spectrum of her classically-trained voice. Able to traverse sultry ballads and raise-the-roof-off-the-church soul with ease, this dynamo performer is bound to leave an impression.
- Leave Me for the Last Time
- Cover Your Eyes
- Best Kind of Light
- Try a Little Harder
- Curtain Call
- Baby, Won’t You Stay
- Try it On
- One Last Shot
- Young and Foolish
- This is 30 (Bonus Track)
June 20 — Jess Knights: Live from the Speakeasy — Facebook Live
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