This week we’re crushing on Jess Weimer!
Originally hailing from Wichita, Kansas, Jess Weimer has led a musical life. This Midwesterner has been singing and writing songs as long as she can remember. She started performing in musicals by age five, and began classical training in violin at age nine. At the age of 16, Jess found herself fiddling and singing lead female vocals in a bluegrass band back in Kansas. Jess moved to LA after graduating from Chapman University in order to pursue a career in music.
She released her first single, “Telltale Signs” in late 2015, and the music video for the single that came out in early 2016. With influences like Bishop Briggs, The Alabama Shakes, Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Amy Winehouse, each of her songs has its own feel; live and snazzy, upbeat and instrumental, brooding and rhythmic. Jess’s first EP, “Until You Drop”, was released on January 23rd, 2017, and she’s working on the next one.
Her latest single, “Glass Tower”, was released this winter. With a bit more edge and a vibe leaning toward alt-rock, Weimer comes out swinging by delivering powerful vocals and a bold new sound.
What is your definition of romance?
Being with someone that excites you and brings out the best version of yourself.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Someone wanting me to change aspects of my identity. Every relationship involves learning and growing, and I want to give my partner love in the way it’s best received, but I can only do so as I am.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men & women out there, what would it be?
Have faith. Faith that your match is out there if you’re looking, faith in the goodness of your partner if you’re taken, and faith in yourself always.
Describe your love life in one word
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
We talk about what we need and do what it takes to get each other there. We’ve been together for almost 5 years, so there have been times where we HAD to get back on the same page, and every time we do I’m reminded of why I chose him. Almog, my partner and filmmaker extraordinaire, is really open and receptive, which I’m so grateful for.