By Alex

Jesca Hoop is to release Ode To Banksy, the third single from her critically acclaimed album The House That Jack Built on Curuja / Republic of Music from March 4th. Watch the official new video for it below:

Ode To Banksy pays homage to the internationally renowned street artist and man of mystery as well as being a lament to the loss of Banksy’s anonymity – “I’ve been a fan of Banksy for ages” explains Jesca “This song is a splatter of inspirations that i have gathered from his pieces round the world. There are 4 or 5 specific pieces that inform the lyrics. I named the song Ode To Banksy because, as a huge fan , I much prefer to keep the mystery of his identity alive…and while I was writing the song there were big press blasts to reveal his identity… which i ignored. I’ll keep him masked thank you! This song is like pop art itself…for arts sake, I am also a big a fan of Bobbie Gentry and her song Ode to Billie Joe is a long time favourite of mine… the thought of the death of a great intrigue gave me a good excuse to write my own Ode.”

She also released The Complete Kismet Acoustic last week, you can read our review here.

Jesca has been confirmed as support to I Am Kloot on their forthcoming tour in February.

Tour Dates: Supporting I Am Kloot

12th – GLASGOW, Oran Mor
13th – LEEDS, Irish Centre
14th – MANCHESTER, The Ritz
15th – MANCHESTER, The Ritz
18th – NOTTINGHAM, Albert Hall
19th – LONDON, Barbican
21st – BRIGHTON, St Bartholomew’s Church
22nd – CAMBRIDGE, Junction
23rd – BRISTOL, Trinity
24th – COVENTRY, Warwick Arts Centre