Jessica Meuse was once in the Top 4 on American Idol, now she has one of the biggest Country albums this month. “Halfhearted” has only been out two weeks, and its already headed towards the top spot on iTunes and has been streamed over one million times across Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.
“I don’t think there are words in any language that could express how excited I am about Halfhearted finally being released,” said Meuse. “It’s been a long and winding road, with ups and downs galore, but every trial and challenge has been worth it.”
Meuse, an Alabama native, said that after American Idol she wanted to release something that was a representation of herself as a vocalist and song writer, but things weren’t quite coming together.
“Once I started working with Warrior Records and L.A. Entertainment, the stars were in perfect alignment and everything I had been leading up to and waiting for snapped perfectly into place,” she said.
The singer’s first single, “Thank God It Didn’t Work,” has been played on many country radio stations nationally, along with interviews from Jessica: Spins WOTW/Orlando, WMZQ/D.C., WFFG/Albany, KWFP/Reno, and more. It is also played on a number of high-profile playlists such as Taste of Country, and 17 Songs From Women in Country that Demand Your Attention.
“The song is easily relatable to folks everywhere who have been faced with challenges in their life and then looked back later grateful that they didn’t work out,” said Meuse.
In fact, a lot of the songwriting on the 15-track “Halfhearted” is very personal. It represents her life, love, and breakups, as well as her dedication that ultimately led to her success both personally and professionally.
“It’s so much more than just a collection of songs about my life. The title track, “Halfhearted,” is basically a shortened version of everything that has made me who I am today. A lot of my compositions were born from relationships — my time spent as a girlfriend — even though they obviously failed miserably. ‘California Dream,’ ‘Brown-Eyed Devil,’ ‘High,’ and ‘Love Her Better’ are some of my favorites, written during my time in relationships post- American Idol till now.”
Meuse hopes the albums message of strength and introspection helps people the way creating helped her.
Jessica Meuse has upcoming concert performances at Delta Fair and Music Festival in Memphis, TN, Blue Springs Fall Festival/Kansas City, MO, WMZQ Fall Fest/Bristol, VA, and Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival, and Kennesaw, GA.
To see a full list along with music, photos, and merchandise visit https://jessicameuse.com.