At only 21-years-old, break out artist, singer and songwriter Jessie Berg, has already been recognized by some of the biggest names in the music industry and has just released her first single and music video “Monster”, produced by the Aristocats.
Jessie Berg was recently discovered by Kent Jacobs, who has worked with world famous bands such as, The Police, The Cult and REM to name a few. Miss Berg’s style of music is pop, but also identifies in the R&B category, and she describes her art as a mix of both. Her strongest influences derive from emotionally- driven female storytellers such as Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and Cher.
Miss Berg describes “Monster” in the pop genre, but more left of center pop. Her inspiration for the song came from that suffocating feeling she felt from the pressure conform. “My song talks about being trapped and influenced by others and the pressures we face everywhere in society today. The line that best describes my feeling in life right now is ‘I just wanna be me’.”
“Monster” was shot in May of 2019 at an old burned down house and as Berg describes, “It was surreal, shooting in the dark shell of a home perfectly captured the feeling we wanted to be portrayed. At the beginning of the video, there is a strong sense of me being shackled in the old burnt down house which truly is a symbol of me being trapped. In the end, I’m out of the house which represents my freedom from the challenges I face today.” The Video was Directed by “RAGE”.
Jessie has been trained in vocals, Songwriting, theatre, dance, piano and is emerging with guitar and says, “Music has always been a part of my life. I would attribute the start of my music career to my grandmother who has always encouraged me to sing and is a true inspiration.”
Miss Berg explains her passion for her messaging and platform in a way that drives her towards success. Jessie Berg says “I think having a platform comes with a lot of responsibility. You have the power to influence people for the better, which is what I want to do. I guess my biggest thing is I want to be an artist that is honest with people and be a shoulder for people to lean on. I think it’s important to promote individuality, confidence, and not being afraid of what other people think. I’m always so inspired by women who use their platform to talk about the real issues/ thing’s others are afraid to bring up. I want to take on a role like that. I’m not looking to change the world with my platform just yet, but if I can be a positive and encouraging influence and bring joy to even one person with my music than I feel like that’s enough.” Follow Jessie Berg @jessiebergg
Please view Jessie Berg Music Video “Monster”