Pop-rock riser Jess Yaffa demonstrates thoughtful lyricism and captivating vocals on her latest single 'Run Away'. We wanted to find out more about the music she loves and why, so check out her choices below and if you like what you hear, you're sure to enjoy the new offering 'Run Away'!
Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon
This song was my number one played song on Spotify for three years in a row and it's just the one of those songs that never gets old. The guitar riff throughout this song is legendary and gets stuck in your head after every time you listen and the pull of the chorus just always keeps me coming back.
Sedona by Houndmouth
“Sedona” is one of the most meaningful songs in my life. It reminds me of childhood nostalgia as well as growing into my future self. I’ve watched so many YouTube performances of this song and when they performed on The Late Show with David Letterman I got goosebumps because of their passion and energy. I’ve never been able to skip this song when it comes on.
Doo Wop (that thing) by Lauryn Hill
I was introduced to the brilliance of Ms. Lauryn Hill at a very young age and this song always stood out to me. This entire album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”, is one of the greatest of all time and has been the soundtrack to so many people’s lives. It goes to show how music is timeless and this song is just a great example of that.
Alaska by Maggie Rogers
Maggie Rogers is one of my biggest inspirations. Through her performances, melodies, and the song that introduced me to her music, “Alaska”, Maggie has been a pillar of my development as an artist and a songwriter. I remember exactly where I was when I heard this song for the first time, on a couch in a classroom at NYU, and from there I was hooked on Maggie for good.
Get Back by The Beatles
I have a playlist on my phone that is solely made up of Beatles songs that I love. Get Back was the first song that I added and Billy Preston’s piano playing is my favorite part. I love singing this song in the car and playing it on the guitar with my dad because the chords are so impactful and just make you want to dance.