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“Our Hearts Are Wrong” by Jessica Lea Mayfield

Jessica Lea Mayfield is so, so underrated. She had a little popularity spike in the early ’10s and has made some more music including a collaboration with Seth Avett of the The Avett Brothers.

Sadly, I have only seen her live (despite so many opportunities to do so previously) at a tiny street festival in Lincoln Park in Chicago. It was a little over two years ago now, and she opened for Foxygen. The crowd at her set was criminally tiny, and oddly enough, I recognized a friend from Nashville that was in her band and got to say hello. It is a very small world.

“Our Hearts Are Wrong” is probably her most popular song, and for a good reason. Jessica Lea Mayfield’s voice has a smokey and comforting quality to it. The style reminds me of country singers from 70s and earlier. The lyrics of the song itself create a lot of tension that is backed up by confidence and certainty.

Enjoy this one on repeat.