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One Before The One by JESSIA

Emily Freeland

Dec 8, 2023

As the year comes to a close, the talented JESSIA released her latest single today! Read all about what Emily had to say!

With her latest single, “One Before The One,” JESSIA unveils the captivating climax of a musical odyssey that has proved her remarkable journey as an independent artist. The Canadian singer-songwriter has transcended expectations as a lyricist and music maker, leaving an indelible mark on the pop music industry, and “One Before The One” serves as the emotional crescendo to the past couple of years, which have been filled with milestones and musical triumphs for the artist. 


In 2021, her first year of releasing music independently, JESSIA navigated the industry's complexities and soared to new heights, amassing millions of streams and grabbing audiences' attention worldwide. She has graced Southeast Asia's stages alongside OneRepublic and joined Dean Lewis on his sold-out Canadian tour. These experiences have solidified JESSIA’s position as a rising star with a now-global resonance. But her journey through this musical landscape wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging the viral phenomenon that marked the beginning of her meteoric rise. I remember first hearing her single, “I’m Not Pretty,” a poignant anthem that challenges societal beauty standards and toxic femininity, in 2021 on TikTok, where it became an internet sensation, accumulating over 130 million streams! This breakout set the stage for JESSIA’s evolution as an artist, paving the way for the subsequent releases that showcased her versatility and emotional depth. 


“One Before The One” encapsulates the essence of JESSIA’s artistry, weaving together her raw talent, dazzling indie-pop melodies, and heart-wrenching lyricism. As a JUNO Award-winning artist, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to connect with audiences on a profound level. The single only proves to exemplify her growth as a performer and songwriter, serving as a reflection of the self-reflective journey she’s taken when it comes to love and loss. With beautiful writing and music, JESSIA perfectly articulates the near-hopeless feeling of not being enough for someone to love, yet enough to help them grow. I deeply related to the powerful emotions present in the song, personally resonating with the way that JESSIA was able to perfectly put this ever-so-common feeling into words.


As 2023 draws to a close, “One Before The One” not only signifies the end of a relationship but also the end of a remarkable chapter for JESSIA, setting the stage for what promises to be an even more extraordinary future. With a steady stream of music, JESSIA has undeniably captured the hearts of fans like myself worldwide. I genuinely recommend that everyone listens to “One Before The One,” out now on all streaming platforms!

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