Sydney artist Jess Kent today shares her newest single, “Life Happens”. Produced by Dave Hammer (Lime Cordiale, JEFFE, Mia Rodriguez), the track will be the second piece of new music to feature on the genre-pushing star’s newly announced Parking Karma EP, out September 18 via OURNESS.


A light yet introspective mood drapes over “Life Happens” as a swinging pop-R&B beat frames Kent’s sweetly spoken verses. Fluttering between feelings of surrender to life’s hiccups and a relaxed roll with the flow, Jess masterly pinpoints the feelings felt by many in recent times of uncertainty. The dreamy electronic textures of “Life Happens” add a warm and welcoming touch, inviting you into Jess’s world to sit in shared contemplation.


Jess Kent pleased fans everywhere upon sharing her first release of 2020, “No One Else” last month. Added to triple j and adored by community radio, the track is the first to appear on Kent’s upcoming EP, Parking Karma due September 18. All five tracks have been produced by Hammer, and accordingly sees Jess be seated among some of Australia’s best left-of-centre acts with her distinct songwriting finesse and mature yet feverishly playful electro-pop vision.


Jess Kent’s musical influences have spanned the globe, born in the UK to a blues rock guitarist and African-Indian mother, before relocating to Australia aged 11. Gaining a start from busking the streets of Adelaide, Kent soon moved to Sydney and was immersed in the thriving scene that awaited there, shaping her multi-million streamed debut single “Get Down” before rising to an affirming debut EP, My Name Is Jess Kent. The collection of electronic-pop gems gained praise from triple j and community radio, before taking her to the stages of Splendour in the Grass, Field Day and Laneway Festival. After sharpening her skills in LA alongside work with producer Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez) and crafting her following single “Bass Bumps”, Kent returned to Sydney with a defining pursuit of remaining true to herself in her music.


Reaffirming us today of her irresistible individuality and dynamic wit, dig into the relatable honest feels of “Life Happens”, as the countdown commences towards Jess Kent’s highly-awaited second EP in September.


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