Singer-Songwriter/U.K. sensation Jesca Hoop has been chosen to be a featured artist as part of the Whole Foods Artist Discovery Series. Beginning on August 6th, customers of the chain will be able to purchase Jescaâ€™s latest release, Hunting My Dress, in Whole Foods Markets nationwide. Launched in 2008, the Artist Discovery Series handpicks budding talent and gives their music a platform to reach the Whole Foods audience with premium placement in their stores.
Jimmy Dunne, President of Inspire Entertainment, a music and branding company partnering on music initiatives with Whole Foods Market stated, â€œWhen I think of the albums that have withstood the test of time â€“ that continue to impress themselves on new generations of listeners â€“ they tend to share a few common elements: a sense of â€œlocation,â€ a narrative thru-line, an authentic sensibility, a rooted trademark â€œsound.â€ And theyâ€™re always risky. Jesca Hoopâ€™s Hunting My Dress boasts all of the promising elements of a timeless album, and itâ€™s already garnered the affection of critics worldwide. Through our Artist Discovery Series, weâ€™re joining the cause of launching her inventive artistry to center stage.â€
Hunting My Dress made its American debut on July 27th to rave reviews. USA Today hailed, â€œA protÃ©gÃ©e of Tom Waits, Hoop has a wispy, haunted soprano and a flair for the sort of offbeat, grainy-atmospheric arrangements that can get singer-songwriters pegged as cult darlings. But the songs on Hunting, released abroad last year, also have a melodic potency that suggests greater potentialâ€. NPR stated, â€œJesca Hoopâ€™s music feels of the moment and of the past, often at the same time. Hunting My Dress, presents both a continuation and expansion of her core sound and in the process sounds like her most fully realized recording yet.”
Hunting My Dress was also recently chosen for NPRâ€™s First Listen Series and KCRWâ€™s Album Preview program.