It takes just a moment to be drawn to Jess King’s vibrant and magnetic energy. When she sings, her soul-drenched voice and relatable lyrics make us feel she knows us personally. With a voice, emotional presence and power that moved even the legendary Stevie Wonder to stop and applaud her live performance, Jess King has all the qualities of a timeless artist.
Since graduating from Dartmouth College and spending a year volunteer-teaching in the Marshall Islands, Jess King has been hustling with heart as a passionate connector. She launched her career as an independent singer-songwriter New York scene, with music opportunities soon leading Jess across the globe before landing in Paris in early 2011 where she’s since been primarily based.
Holding Out for a Hero.
Paris, France — After Jess King recorded an intimate cover of “Holding Out for a Hero” for Universal Pictures France film Les Crevettes Pailletées (released May 2019) Jess King knew she had something special. Contrasting with Bonnie Tyler’s original version, a recurring theme throughout the film and an anthem for the LGBTQ community, Jess King’s cover is intimate and raw; it cuts through to the heart of listeners as an empowering yet desperate call for love.
“Holding Out of a Hero” was released online on July 2, 2019. Available on all major music listening platforms to stream or download. Jess King also released a YouTube video filmed during the recording session in which she shares an emotionally charged performance.