Jessica Rotter comes from a background that’s steeped in rich musical tradition. Her grandfather wrote songs for the likes of Rat Packers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, while the songstress herself has studied and trained in opera, musical theatre and film directing. Her latest project, though, hears her channelling ’60s folk and Americana influences — and Exclaim! has your first listen to a new song called “Flying Off.”
The track is set to appear on Rotter’s upcoming album Plains, and it opens with an atmospheric blend of dramatic strings and moody guitar before Rotter’s crystalline vocals kick in and steer the song to its emotional climax.
“Jessica Rotter is able to transcend creative boundaries and defy what’s expected of a modern female musician. The songstress’ voice has been heard across multiple genres, from movies, TV shows and commercials to backing vocals and collaborations with other artists—all in addition to her original songs. Rotter describes herself as a “musical storyteller” and is just as comfortable using her voice in a major feature film (credits include Pitch Perfect 1 & 2 and Frozen) as she is performing one of her original songs live. Following the success of charting #1 on HypeMachine with her mashup of Stay/Animal with Emily Colombier, Rotter is embarking on her most powerful and ambitious project to date; the full length release of “Plains.” Produced by Cazz Brindis and mixed by Scott M. Smith (Carole King, John Mayer, Katy Perry), the 11 track record is breathtakingly stunning and cinematic. Plains will be released April 22nd nationwide.” – musicmusingsandsuch