About Jesse Mead
I'm a singer/songwriter and I play a bit of everything. Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums but I don't pretend to be good at any of them lol. Ive always been a singer and I've been writing lyrics since I was about 12 years old. I was always comfortable with not really picking up an instrument but after my band Wikked disbanded after almost 6 years, I realized that relying on other people to always bri ... read more
Posted at 2018-12-24
Posted at 2018-12-24
Hello Everyone ! It's been a few long months since the last news letter and I am sorry for not keeping better updates but the 2nd half of 2018 has brought some big changes in my life . I moved from the small shithole town of nowheresville, Iowa to the big city valley of opportunity, Arizona . New life, new energy, and new inspiration !! 2019 is going to be a busy a year . "THE POET & THE MADMAN" will hopefully be released end of May - beginning of June . "EROTIC ACOUSTICS and SILENT SYMPHONYS" will be released middle of March . Nothing is set in stone but that's what I'm striving for .
Videos will also be coming . Live shows, private performances, Behind The Song episodes, answering YOUR questions ( if you have any lol) and much more . I'm going to flood YouTube with it all LOL !!
Finally, I want to let you all know that inspiration and new songs are never in short supply for me and the next chapter of my song book is already being written and it's called "STRANGE FREQUENCY" . I am loving the energy and the direction this album is taking so far . It'll be quite awhile before you hear any of it but I am 8 songs into already . I'm gonna wait awhile simply because I wanna give you all time to absorb TP&TM and all 25 songs LOL ! 3 more dirtyDEMOS will be coming after the New Year as well . Thank you all for your continued support and for all the plays and shares everyday . We are getting up there in total plays and I'm planning something very very special for all of you if we can hit 100,000 plays before TP&TM is released . More on that in the next newsletter . Til then I wish you all a Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays, and an amazing New Year !!! - J
Posted at 2018-07-07
Posted at 2018-07-07
I know it's been awhile . Hope you all are doing well and jamming out as always !! Ipromised you months ago to give you an early preview to some songs on my upcoming double album TP&TM . Well here are 3 to start with . Please note that these are VERY early versions and are in NO way close to the final product . Sorry, I usually don't let people hear them in this stage but you ALL have shown me such amazing support and this is the best way I know to show you how much I truly appreciate each and everyone of you.
First off we have DEAD MANS HAND. This song will be the first song on TP&TM . Most of you know me as playing more love songs or ballads and that's great cuz that's what Undiscovered Soul was. With this album however, I wanted it to be clear that you were not getting Undiscovered Soul part 2. This album takes a lot of twists and turns. We have darker heavier stuff, slower and darker songs, ballads and then we have uplifting and fun songs . That's why I call the album TP&TM because of the emotional rollercoaster. That's also why I picked these three songs cuz that's what it's like when I sit down write. I'll write 3 songs that are so different from each other all at the same time.
Next we have TEARS OF BLOOD. The song it's been a long time coming. I first wrote the course back in 2009 and didn't do anything with it until this past February finally. It's a song about somebody I knew when I was a teenager who was very depressed and very broken and she eventually took her own life. I was very concerned how this song would come out but it has certainly surprise me because I love it!!! And not just because I wrote it LOL but because it really did strike a chord with me as I hope it will some of you who hear it.
And last we have BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN. I put this one on here not only because it's one of my favorite new ballads but because I knew those of you who are used to hearing my ballads would probably like this one as much as I do.
That's about all for now. I hope you guys dig here in these early versions and if you do I'll continue to put a few more up here and there until the albums released. I'm not going to put all 25 songs up here but I'll pick and choose a few here and there if you guys are diggin it . So stay tuned and Thank You for listening !!
Posted at 2018-03-29
Posted at 2018-03-29
Hello one and all !! Gotta just a few updates for ya that comes with more tunes of the Acoustica Erotica sounds lol.
First I'd like say hi and thank you to all the new subcribers
. I hope you like what you're hearing, if you do tell a friend, if you don't tell an enemy lol. I'm good either way !
Alright, update on "The DIRTY demo sessions" . 18 songs of the 24 are well on there way to being DONE. You see, after I know I have the foundation of a song and I can go thru it from beginning to end, I make the DD (dirtydemo) and then I listen back and even play along with it to see where changes need to be made with arrangements, vocal Melody's, or lyrics . Which I'm happy to say, the LYRICS are completely done for this album !!! The music too aside from a few songs that will have drums, keyboard strings, and whatever else I decide to throw in lol. So after I have all that locked in, all I do is rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, until I feel the song is strong and solid. Then I'll record a jam session in the studio and then listen back to it . It's in that moment I know if a song is ready for FINAL recording . Bet you feel better knowing all that huh LMAO .
Ok Second, you may have noticed 2 new songs I've uploaded. Well they're not exactly new . They're from the band I used to have called WIKKED. When we released our first album it had a bonus acoustic (expired link). disc. On that we're 3 new songs and acoustic versions of 2 other songs from the main album . The two I uploaded are without a doubt the best recordings Wikked ever did . My ol band mate Brian still plays these songs in his set . The only time I've played them is when he and I have been on the same bill and we just end up doing a set together . ILL BE YOURS is still an amazing song but to me was never recorded right. The sound was just never fully there . I still love it and hope you do too . BEYOND BLIND EYES was a flook . Somebody played it at the end of practice one day, I hit record, and the next day wrote the lyrics and laid down the vocal you hear now . Took little to no time at all . I still feel it's a very unique song and I'm proud that Brian keeps it alive in his set .
And Finally, things are getting shakin up in my world these days . I'm starting to feel a change in the wind so to speak. I've been asked since the day I started writing again if I'd ever go back to doing full on hard rock / Metal again. And I always said never say never. Lately things have started to stir shit up in me that has me hearing Melody's, monster riffs, and song titles and lyrics. Not saying this will be any time soon but ya never know . TP&TM comes first and foremost. If I continue in this direction just remember the word "METALmorphosis" . That's what Im gonna call it . Wether it be a band, album, (expired link)., or just an idea that wont come to fruition. I guess we'll see . Yes I know another LONG post lol. Hopefully you guys are getting used to it cuz I don't know how to be short and sweet lmao . Later Everyone !!
Posted at 2018-03-09
Posted at 2018-03-09
Hey there, hi there, hello there !! As most of you already know "Undiscovered Soul" in it's entirety, is up for your listening pleasure (or what I like to call an EAR-GASM) . Thats a orgasm for the ears LOL sorry old joke. Moving on, I haven't yet gotten into the whole putting it up for sale yet. Been in my studio alot this week . More on that later . I wanna say a big THANK YOU to everyone that continues to play, share, and recommend my music . To all of you that write me and tell which song you like the most . You truely are amazing !!
I'm gonna a moment and say a few things about the song "Undiscovered Soul" . This is a song I didn't think many people would have the time for simply cuz it's 16 mins long . As of today, I realize that I was wrong considering the amount of plays it's gotten and how many people put it on their personal playlist . To those of you that did that and even those of you who didn't particularly like it but you made it through the whole thing.......to me you are gods among us mere mortals LOL . I know that songs like that are not for everyone so I truely do appreciate it .
Undiscovered Soul was a journey for me . A milestone in my life . It changed my life forever. One day maybe I'll make a video about that whole experience for anyone who wants to see it but what I wanted was for the song to reflect everything I was going through from the start of that journey til the end of it . I wanted it to start off dark, lost, and full of hopelessness and by the end be the complete opposite with the feeling of renewed strength, stepping into the light of a new day and not being afraid of the road ahead . I know not everyone will understand that but I think of few of you will and that's who I'm writing this for. This song and the whole album is 24 months of my life that took me 6 weeks to write . It means the world to me as do ALL of you that take the time to listen.
Alright, next up is the song "Water Under The Bridge" . I'm releasing an (expired link). cleverly entitled "Erotic Acoustics & Silent Symphony's" . I'll write a whole blog about it when I have it ready to release but the song "Water" is the only song I'm really gonna push outta the 7 on it . I LOVE this song. It was the last song I wrote with my WIKKED band mate and brother from another mother Brian Thompson. It's really the reason for the (expired link). It didn't have a home and neither did a few other songs I have in the vault LOL .
Alright, last but not least, as I said I've been in the studio alot this past week . Working on the songs for my 2nd full length album (which is also a double cd) "The Poet & The Madman" . I've been putting together what I call "DIRTY Demos". It's the basic idea of a song but will most likely have changed lyrics, vocal Melody's, arrangements, and so on when it comes to the final recording . When I have decent enough demos I'm going to throw them up here for YOU to have an early listen and kinda test it out . Should be interesting cuz I don't like to let people listen early LOL but for all of your love and support I am more than happy to do so . Ok I think I've rambled on about enough for one "news letter" LOL . Sorry I know this was long . Thanx for barring with me . Til next time - J
Posted at 2018-03-07
Posted at 2018-03-07
Ok so I just gotta throw this out there . I would be a horrible person to ask for a review on your music . Now bare with me and I'll tell you why . Everyone on this site, Idc what genre of music you are, everyone on this site that sits down with any instrument and writes a song........deserves to have as many people as possible give it a listen. Idc if they just wrote a song that sounds like Meat Loaf gave birth to Metallica's bastard love child but it came out RAP ! LOL ! It doesn't matter . If you dig down deep and create something you love it deserves to heard . I've been kicking that around in my head lately . Just thought I'd share . Lol!
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