Jesse Harding, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Northern Ontario, Canada known for his melancholy and infectious material that deals with a wide range of emotional experiences. With his 2020 debut album, “Little Death”, Harding makes his presence known with brutally honest, somber yet hopeful recordings. “Little Death” showcases Harding’s unique composition skills as it was written, performed, recorded and mixed entirely by himself in the span of a single week. The isolation felt during the writing and recording process bleeds into each and every track, highlighting feelings of isolation, alienation, distance and loneliness via an innocent and honest approach.
“A Song For Home” is a soulful and sonically dynamic ode to Harding’s hometown of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, a small town isolated by distance in the Northern Ontario landscape. The song deals with both physical and emotional distance between an individual and their birthplace, juxtaposing fondness with resentment.
Released in 2020 during a global pandemic, an unprecedented time of physical and emotional distance, “Little Death” offers listeners an escape to a comfortably familiar place, a place to make peace with feelings often considered painful and unwanted.
Little Death is out now. Listen here.