JESSIA Unveils Upcoming Releases and Reflects on Life Before Stardom
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JESSIA Unveils Upcoming Releases and Reflects on Life Before Stardom

Jessika Harling, widely recognized as JESSIA in the music industry, has taken the pop scene by storm, starting with her breakout 2021 single “I’m Not Pretty.” Hailing from the serene landscapes of Ucluelet, British Columbia, JESSIA’s musical prowess has catapulted her into the limelight, earning her accolades, awards, and a devoted global fanbase.

A graduate of the music program at MacEwan University, JESSIA’s journey began with the release of “I’m Not Pretty” as a TikTok video in early 2021. The video quickly went viral, capturing the attention of music enthusiasts worldwide. Soon after, she inked a deal with Republic Records, setting the stage for her debut EP, How Are You?, released in October 2021.

The acclaim didn’t stop there. In 2022, JESSIA clinched the Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, a testament to her rapid ascent in the music industry. Her single “I’m Not Pretty” earned her a nomination for Single of the Year, and her EP How Are You? was recognized in the Pop Album of the Year category. Notably, the hauntingly beautiful track “I’m Not Pretty” achieved gold certification from the RIAA in April 2022.

In 2023, JESSIA’s philanthropic spirit shone through as she participated in an all-star recording of Serena Ryder‘s single “What I Wouldn’t Do.” The release served as a charity single, contributing to the Kids Help Phone’s Feel Out Loud campaign for youth mental health.

Beyond the awards and chart-topping hits, JESSIA’s live performances have graced stages worldwide. Touring with heavyweights like OneRepublic, Dean Lewis, and Maroon 5, she has fascinated audiences with her pop anthems. 

In an exclusive interview, JESSIA shared some insights into her upcoming projects. The Canadian pop sensation revealed plans to release two new singles, “Care About Me” and “Friends With My Friends,” paving the way for an EP slated to drop in April. 

Today, we have the privilege of peeling back the layers and gaining exclusive insights into her upcoming releases, collaborations, and more.

Q: Do you have any upcoming releases ? 

Yes! Releasing two new singles called “Care About Me” and “Friends With My Friends” leading up to an EP set to be released in April.

Q: What was your latest collaboration? 

A: My latest collab was with Guru Energy Drink.

Q: Have you ever worked hand-in-hand with a fashion brand before? 

A: I have worked with Dove beauty brand and Pangaia sweatwear. 

Q: How would you describe your connection to the fans? 

A: It’s like a big friend group!  I feel like my fans are more my friends than my “fans” It’s a really casual, relatable and authentic relationship!

Q: What was your career like before music? 

A: I was a server in a pasta restaurant!

As we wrap up our conversation with JESSIA, the anticipation for her upcoming singles and EP lingers in the air. From her collaborations to her deep connection with fans and her humble beginnings, every aspect of JESSIA’s story reflects authenticity and a passion for the craft. Pre-save her new music here. Stay tuned for more from this rising pop icon!

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