Listening to jack&emmylou is like looking into the heart and mind of Jessy Brunette.
Each of the pieces on the 13-song album is an honest account of where she was at during two recent relationships.
“These songs are my heart’s diary,” the local songstress said. “I don’t hold anything back.”
From the happy beginnings to the tear-stained endings, every emotion is captured in her debut full-length album.
“I just write what’s on my mind,” she said. “I’m driven by my emotions.”
It’s the kind of music she grew up on, so it only makes sense that its the kind of music she plays.
“I love stories behind songs,” she said, the music and lyrics she can “connect with.”
Even now when she sings her lyrics, she finds herself in that moment again.
“Each song brings me back to when I wrote it,” she said.
It can be challenging to go to such dark places, but the bubbly Sudbury girl doesn’t let it bring her down.
People often tell her, “You write such sad songs, but you’re a happy person.”
Brunette’s album was recorded with help from Brian Dunn at Cosmic Dave’s Record Emporium. “It’s great working with Brian,” she said.
The hometown music scene veteran helped her kick the nerves that once got in her way, and helped make the final product “sound really nice.”
She’s already on her way to what’s next — writing more songs and contemplating a cross-country tour. “I’ve heard it’s beautiful,” Brunette said.
Until then, Sudbury audiences can hear her in action at her album launch party, taking place Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. at Fromagerie Elgin. Cover is $7 at the door.
To purchase her music, visit jessybrunette.bandcamp.com.