JES

JES

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloEDMRock

Rocktronica, A powerful blend of Rock and Electronica, driven by the voice and emotion of JES, Electronic Dance Music's most noted singer.

Biography


Some people won't be pinned down. Just when you think you’ve got them comfortably located in one area of your music collection, they spin their creativity on its head and send your playlists into a frenzy. Is it EDM ? Is it Rock ? Is it Dance ? is it Poptronica? How do you bring all of that together and still come up with something that blows you away with every note ......... meet JES.

This chart topping, award winning New Yorker has packed four albums, two Billboard #1 singles, intercontinental touring and countless superstar DJ collaborations into five short years as a solo artist. Since her legendary release “As The Rush Comes” with Motorcycle redefined the landscape of EDM, JES has propelled an unending stream of solo hit songs and collaborations with a who’s who of the worlds most prominent DJ’s including TIesto, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, BT, Richard Durand and Cosmic Gate. Along the way JES has collected awards from the prestigious International Dance Music Awards at Miami’s WMC, The ISC (International Songwriting Competition ‘08’ 09 and ‘10) and topped Billboard’s “Most Played Dance Songs of the Decade” chart (2000-2010). Her tours have touched the shores of 6 continents and she was the only Coca Cola WE8 artist to be invited to perform at the Beijing Olympics. So what drives an artist to this level of quantum achievement?

“Music is a connection for me” says JES as she gets ready to perform the first of today’s two San Francisco dates on her current “Unleash The Beat” tour. “When you get on stage in front of people they can see this comes from the heart, it just connects”. Watching JES captivate the audience you get the sense that she is driven by something more than just music. “The shows are raw emotion, thats what pushes me to keep going. The messages and posts I get from people saying you inspired me or helped me through a bad time in my life. We all need that”.

Her latest album “Unleash The Beat” (Ultra Music / Magik Musik) has recently topped the UK’s Music Week Upfront Club Chart. It brings together some of JES’ favorite collaborators and includes the current radio hits “Awaken” and ”Every Other Way” (with BT). “The most important part of writing songs with other artists is that I like what they do, there has to be some chemistry there to get the fire going”. JES and BT met during Tiestos “Elements of Life Tour” in 2008 and, “we instantly understood each others creativity”. Shortly after that meeting they recorded the idea that would become “Every Other Way” at BT’s Maryland studio. “I knew it was special as soon as we started to play it” said JES, “but I never expected it to dominate dance music radio the way it has this year”.

“Awaken,” a single from last years sophomore album “High Glow” (Ultra Music / MagicMusik) has also been a staple of dance music radio’s daytime play lists. “That song has really had a life of it’s own. The lyrics seemed to touch people on a deeper level”. After receiving so much positive feedback JES decided to make the song the center of her own Awaken Campaign (http://awakencampaign.com/), a blog and website focusing on her own charitable efforts as well as others. Public recognition of the campaign resulted in a gala performance at this years Human Rights Campaign fundraiser in Seattle. During her post show address she reflected “One positive action leads to another. [the awaken campaign] is a place where people can start to realize their own ambition to help.”

Since being signed by Tiesto to his (then) own label Black Hole Recordings in 2007 JES’ career has developed at a dizzying pace. Tour performances all over the world with every major club brand. Dance floor credibility and mainstream radio support, solo chart success and collaborative eminence have all led her to the place she is right now, tearing up the stage in front of thousands of adoring fans in San Francisco. Once again I’d like to say meet JES ... but I’m guessing you already have.

Lyrics

Ghost

Written By: j.Brieden/j.Scott.G/j.Blum (aka Deepsky)

I was a Ghost before you came
I was a slave but then I changed
I will take the good and bad from many
when I am a slave to this again
So leave me alone
before the strain of listening to me
becomes more than you can bear
or maybe this time we will be fine
or else tomorrow will be lost
I feel you calling me when I am alone
I feel you calling me it’s keeping me up
I wanna be with you now
there was a force I swear, I thought it d take me out
and there was a chance that we could go so far
as I look in your eyes I know that you say
no war, no war, no more
no more battles to fight in this life
I feel you calling me when I’m alone
I feel you calling me, It’s keeping me up
I wanna be with you now
I feel you calling me when I’m alone
hot nights and moonlight it’s keeping me up
I gottta be with you now
tell me you’ll wait till then to find
what races and grates before we explode
and maybe this time we will be fine
and our tomorrow, it won’t be lost within this life
Chorus...

Heaven

Written By: j.Brieden/s.Sidelnyk/s.Speuhler

I can get to Heaven
walking out in the streets at night
pushing my soul into the open wind
and in a daze I’ve been there
in a daze I begin to see the way
I can get to Heaven
lying out on the beach at night
giving it up under the ocean wind
and in a daze I’ve been there
in a daze I begin to see the way
to see the way
I can get to Heaven
walking out in the streets at night
pushing my soul into the open wind
and in a daze I‘ve been there
in a daze I’ve been there
in a daze I begin to see the way...
hey, I’ve been to...
Heaven

Imagination

Written By: Jes Brieden

I can tell in your eyes exactly where you go
cause I have been
to every distant constellation
to see you again
in the world of my mind
there’s nothing I wouldn’t do, to cast away

know it’s like a trip from near to far
moving forward, faster into my Imagination
let it run away with me
know your love is perfect like the stars
when we’re together, here in my Imagination
let it run away with me

With every thought Our journey begins again
And we will go on
Chasing the endless sparks of creation
That haunts me for hours
There’s a rising sun, Along a dub horizon
As I’m driving through the Florida rain

Chorus...

My Love

Written By: Jes Brieden, Johan Gielen

Every night I wait
For you there
And like a shining sun
From my past
Every day
Every night gone by
I’m lost in faith
Oh how true it is

And every night I take
My chances
To see how far I’ve come
Till it crashes
And all my dreams
And every night gone by
I’m lost in faith
Oh how true it is

My love (My love)
Will never be the same
I fall down
I’m Falling

My love (My love)
Will never be broken
I fall down
I’m Falling

Every night I try to fight it
I’m frozen in the wake of your stare
And if all of us stay, I’d turn the lights down now
It isn’t love
It’s so hard to [hold?]

My love (My love)
Will never be the same
I fall down
I’m Falling

My love (My love)
Will never be broken
I fall down
I’m Falling

Closer

Written By: j.Brieden, r.Robson

TOUCHING AND SO BEAUTIFUL
THIS PROMISE WE’RE MAKING
IT’S OUR RITUAL
I LOVE WHERE YOU FOUND ME
SOME BATTLES MUST BE FOUGHT
THIS CHANCE WE’RE TAKIGN
THAT WE WILL ENDURE

FIND ME AWAY IN
I KNOW WHERE YOUR SOULS BEEN
AND IT’’S PULLING ME CLOSER
CLOSER
LOOKING OUT FROM THE OUTSIDE IN
I KNOW WHERE YOUR SOULS BEEN
AND IT’S PULLING ME CLOSER
IT’S PULLING ME CLOSER

MOVING SO FAST I CAN’T SEE STRAIGHT
UNTILWE’VE COLLDIED
AND I’M BLOWN AWAY
INTO A SONIC ILLUSION
WHERE WE WILL REUNITE
ON EDGE ON OF THE MORNING
TURNING DARK INTO LIGHT

FIND ME AWAY IN
I KNOW WHERE YOUR SOULS BEEN
AND IT’S PULLING ME CLOSER
LOOKING OUT FROM THE OUTSIDE IN
I KNOW WHERE YOUR SOULS BEEN
AND IT’S PULLING ME CLOSER
AND IT’S PULLING ME CLOSER

All Night

Written By: Jes Brieden

Its funny how, I’ll sit and wonder
How many times we’ve laid here
And its funny that, through all these years
You look more beautiful
Than you could ever be
And its crazy how
Oh your voice stops me from running away
And staying all by myself
It’s taken me so long trying to just keep on
When it moves so fast and nothing lasts

All Night
I want to love you
And All Night
I’m thinking of you

Its funny now
But when I feel this pain I know its love
And its makes my soul flow free
Oh its never fades
It only keeps on trying
Echoes of the past
We grew up so fast

And All Night
I want to love you
And All Night
I’m thinking of you
All night I’ll never leave you
And All Night
I want to feel you

All night
Well I’ll never leave you
All night
I m thinking of you …
I'll never leave you …

Awaken

Written By: j.Brieden, r.Robson

YOU STAND ON YOUR OWN THROUGH LIFE
AND NEVER LOOK DOWN OR THINK ABOUT IT TWICE
FOR ALL THAT WE CAN'T DEFINE
IS SIMPLE AND FREE AND YOURS AND MINE
SO

AWAKEN
YOUR HEART …YOUR MIND
DON’T LET IT SLIP
BY YOU
AWAKEN
YOUR HEART …YOUR MIND
DON’T LET IT SLIP
BY YOU

FOR ANYONE WHO SAYS YOU CANT
FOR EVERY CHOICE YOU MIGHT REGRET
THIS IS YOUR LEASE ON LIFE
AND WITH EVERY BREATH
LEAVE YOUR DOUBT BEHIND

AWAKEN
YOUR HEART …YOUR MIND
DON’T LET IT SLIP
BY YOU
AWAKEN YOUR HEART, YOUR MIND
DON’T LET IT SLIP
BY YOU

YOUR MIND… YOUR HEART …DON’T LET
YOUR MIND… YOUR HEART… YOUR MIND,YOUR HEART
OPEN YOUR EYES
OPEN YOUR EYES

AWAKEN…

Its Too Late

Written By: j.Brieden, r.Robson

You might be the only thing I ever think about
You might be the only one I ever talk about
And you are everything I thought I’d live without
But now you’re the only thing
I ever really think about
It’s too late
To turn back now
It’s too late
To turn back now
Lift me up
Cause it’s a long way down
And it’s too late
To turn back now
I might be the only one you never cared about
I was everything I never thought you’d live with out
Now I’m the only one
You never really think about
You never really think about
And it’s too late
To turn back now
It’s too late
To turn back now
Lift me up
Cause it’s a long way down
And it’s too late
To turn back now
Turn back now
Where do we go from here?
When Love won’t make it right
And it’s too late
To turn back now
It’s too late
To turn back
Now
Lift me up
Cause it’s a long way down
And it’s too late
To turn back now

Can't Stop

Written By: j.Brieden, r.Robson

I should leave this town before it all comes down
And I tried
But I can't leave you behind
Your silence told me all
I need to know
I lost control
And now it just overflows

When we're standing face to face
There's only so much my heart can take
I'm a prisoner in your cage
I'm a runaway

I can't stop
I can't stop what's coming
And I can't stop
I can't stop the feeling
I can't stop
I can't the loving
And I can't stop
I can't stop
I can't stop

There's no holding back
We're running out on the edge of this time
But when it all cuts clean
I'm caught somewhere in between

When we're standing face to face
There's only so much my heart can take
You're my reason you're my vice
I'm a sacrifice

I'm a runaway
I'm a runaway

Oh I
I can't stop
I can't stop what's coming
And I can't stop
I cant stop what I'm feeling
I can't stop
I cant stop the loving
And I can't stop
I can't stop
I can't stop

I can't stop what's coming
And I can't stop
What I'm feeling
Oh I can't stop
I can't the loving
And I can't stop
I can't stop
I can't stop

Before You Go

Written By: j.Brieden

Every Kiss is Good
Every Kiss is Frail
And Every Kiss I Crave
So don’t you go away

Do you recognize
You’re fighting with your pride
When all is said and done
You know that I’m the one

Let me breath this light
Just before you go
Set me free inside
Just before you go

Let me breath this light
Just before you go
Set me free inside
Just before you go

And if I take this night
And make it right
Cause it never feels good without you
And if I lose myself in someone else
Would you need me
Oh can you read me
yeah….

Let me breath this light
Just before you go
Set me free inside
Just before you go…

Discography

Albums
JES - DISCONNECT (2007)
JES- INTO THE DAWN (2008)
JES- HIGH GLOW (2010)
JES- UNLEASH THE BEAT (2011)

Singles
JES
Around You (1997)
I Need You (2000)
Don't Say (2000)
People Will Go (2006)
Ghost (2007)
Heaven (2007)
Imagination (2008)
Lovesong (2009)
Closer (2010)
Awaken (2011)
Its Too Late (2011)
Can't Stop (2012)
Before You Go (2012)

JES/Tiesto
Waterfall (2006)
Everything (2007)
Hi Glow (2007)
Blossom (2008)
Allure/Show Me The Way

JES/Cosmic Gate
Flying Blind (2012)

JES/Ferry Corsten
In Your Eyes (2012)

JES/Robbie Rivera
Turn It Around (2012)

JES/BT
Every Other Way
The Light In Things

JES/Richard Durrand
N.Y.C.

JES/Airscape
My Love (2009)

JES/Guardians of the Earth
Star Children (2001)
One Moon Circling (2001)

JES/Motorcycle
As The Rush Comes (2004)
Imagination (2004)
Deep, Breath, Love (2004)

JES/Deepsky
Talk Like A Stranger (2004)
Ghost (2006)

JES/D:fuse
Everything With You (2004)
Into Me (2004)
Living The Dream (2005)

JES/Solarstone
Like A Waterfall (2006)

Set List

JES typical setlist includes:
Imagination (Kaskade)
Everything (Tiesto)
Lovesong (The Cure cover)
Ghost
Closer (Bimbo Jones)
Every Other Way (Armin van Buuren)
My Love (Airscape)
Waterfall (Solarstone)
The Light In Things (BT)
Heaven
As The Rush Comes (Motorcycle)
One Moon Circling