Jesse Markin is the singer-songwriter that we should all have on our radar.
From Finland, the Liberian-born artist shows off just how comfortable he is moving across genres including Indie-Pop, Rap, RnB, and African Folk – always held together delicately with his robust vocals.
Growing up in a tiny Finnish white-village, there was not much Jesse could do as a young black boy without attracting unwanted attention. Music became his medicine and he began to learn the English language through Rap albums, TV Show, and movies.
This year, the news cycle hasn’t done much to stem feelings of alienation. Jessie says “the past year has been a struggle. At times it felt like fear, hate and prejudices are the only thing surrounding us but at the same time we’ve been able to witness unprecedented strength and compassion as we’ve been tearing down our old monuments and building new.”
GIGsoup sat down with Jesse to discuss his new single and more.