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Oct. 26, 2021

Jess Pillay - Finding My Voice

Jess Pillay - Finding My Voice

Jess Pillay is an independent singer/songwriter, pianist, and guitarist from Seattle, Washington. Known for her soulful alto voice and lyrically-driven songwriting style, Jess is a voice for the voiceless, resonating with people who have big life questions and find themselves in those in-between spaces. Her songs often wrestle with themes like faith, doubt, hope, loss, and the ever-changing, messy nature of relationships. Jess is intuitive and hopeful, and more than fame and fortune, she hopes her songs make an impact. Her debut EP is set to be released in 2022.


Takeaways

  1. It takes a village to be creative even if the work is solitary.
  2. Little tweaks to the environment can help you transition to the creative work.
  3. Your identify is not in what you do, it’s in who you are.
  4. It’s all about showing up every day – you don’t have to be perfect.
  5. If you want to be a good writer, be a good reader.

Mentioned

Jess Pillay

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Jess Pillay on Facebook

Jess Pillay on Bandcamp

Jeff Tweedy, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)

Amelia Kaiser

Wes Speight

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Rachel Yamagata

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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