Interview: Adelaide Sensation Jess Day & Her New Single 'Signals' • Glam Adelaide

Interview: Adelaide Sensation Jess Day & Her New Single ‘Signals’

We spoke to Jess on her new single ‘Signals’, what she’s up to during isolation, and what’s next for her.


Rising Adelaide sensation, Jess Day, is back with her latest single ‘Signals’.

The buzz around Day began in earnest after the release of her debut single, ‘Why is She So Beautiful?’, which gained her the coveted spot of Feature Artist of triple j’s Unearthed. Since then her song ‘Rabbit Hole’ received full rotation on triple j.

Most recently she hit Top 15 most played Australian artists across all radio for multiple weeks with her single ‘Affection’. The infectious tune peaked at #5 on the Shazam Discovery Chart and made the Top 10 triple j Most Played list. Her snowballing success recently culminated in a sold-out headline tour.

We spoke to Jess on her new single ‘Signals’ which can now be heard on Spotify and iTunes.

You’re an Adelaide girl, do you like performing at home? Where’s your favourite venue in our city to perform?

I haven’t played a tonne of venues in Adelaide, but my favourite so far would have to be the Crown and Anchor.

What do you like to do when you’re in Adelaide when you’re not writing music and performing?

I really enjoy being in nature so usually if I’m not writing I’ll be in a nice park or hiking somewhere like Morialta, Waterfall Gully or up in the hills. 

Congratulations on the release of your new single ‘Signals’. Tell us how you ended up collaborating with Peter Katis, who’s also worked with Middle Kids, The National and Death Cab for Cutie?

I really loved the mixes he’s done with the artists listed here. I wanted to take this next song up a notch, sonically and I’m really stoked with the outcome and that he was willing to fit mixing Signals into his busy schedule when I reached out.

In the past year, you’ve toured as support to Boy & Bear and Cub Sport (in Adelaide only), have you got any on the road stories to share with us?

In Brisbane, I got super lost walking back from the city at night. I have no sense of direction but luckily the place we were staying in was in a tall building on the waterfront, so I got my band to flick the lights on and off really fast for about 10 – 15 minutes and they guided me home.

What are the ways that you’re being productive during isolation? Are you doing any shows via Instagram from home? 

I’m not really being professionally productive at the moment. I’ve taken on the task of deep cleaning my room and I’m still not finished going through everything yet but that’s been super satisfying. As for shows, I haven’t done any yet but hope to soon in the future.

What’s next for Jess Day?

It’s hard to say in this climate but I know I’m going to be jumping out of my skin to play some shows as soon as this settles. You’ll definitely be hearing lots more new music from me this year. 

Follow Jess Day on Facebook and Instagram, and listen to ‘Signals’ here.

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