For someone who has performed on the DAVID LETTERMAN and JOOLS HOLLAND TV-shows as back-up singer for PETER GABRIEL, the future must surely look very bright. In the case of American Singer-Songwriter JESCA HOOP I am quite sure she indeed is about to have that lucky breakthrough someday very soon. ‘The house that Jack built’ is already her 3rd solo-album, but the difference with the past is that Jesca now lives in Manchester, UK, which might definitely help in getting press coverage a lot quicker in the UK and mainland Europe. There are a lot of female singer/songwriters active and the chance one might actually become the next big success is impossible to guess, but Jesca definitely has something that might help her lift above the masses. The music is very close to for example FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE, THE JEZABELS and such 80s almost KATE BUSHish inspired Hi-Tech Pop/rock meets New Wave sounds. Jesca has got an interesting voice and in total we can find 10 songs on the new album of her. Sometimes it gets a little experimental and even recalls memories of LUBA and DALBELLO, but when she goes more in-line with the current way of writing a hitsingle, the song “Hospital (Win your love)” could well become a massive Summerhit! Personally I think that a very intimate sound could also work, because the stripped-down, laid-back acoustic titletrack “The house that jack built” shows she is quite an excellent Singer/Songwriter who actually sounds at best in a very small setting. However, most of the album is more going into the FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE direction, which is a good thing as well of course, but it is hard to tell if Jesca will become the next big thing, but all the ingredients are present on her 3rd album ‘The house that Jack built’, so who knows she will be a star after the summer of 2012! Check her out at:

(Points: 8.4 out of 10)