Jessica Jorquera

Jessica Jorquera

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Biography


With a Chilean father and French mother, Jessi’s early memories of music are a somewhat eclectic blend. As a little girl, Jessi began each Saturday morning in the lounge room rummaging through her parents vinyl collection, her mother’s Edith Piaf, her father’s Santana. She listened to each record at a time, methodically going through their collection. Jessi remembers those Saturday mornings with fondness, the way she sometimes listened so intently, studying the lyrics on the inside of the album cover or other times she danced about the room, shaking her hips to the Latin rhythms. But before Jessi ever had the chance to complete her task, her father banned her from using the record player - three broken needles was enough he said. Luckily instead, her dad bought her a mini red tape deck, so Jessi finally started her own music collection and in the solitude of her room discovered the likes of Michael Jackson, The Pretenders, and The Eurythmics.

By the time Jessi was ten her parents bought her an electric keyboard decked out in red metallic gloss and only two octaves long. Despite the fact she could only play with one hand Jessi loved that keyboard and spent many hours tinkering along to her favourite melodies. Many years later, the red keyboard long forgotten, Jessi discovered the guitar and found a passion for writing her own songs. Perhaps like any artist, Jessi’s inspiration emerges from her everyday living. She writes what she feels. She writes what she sees.

“The world is full of interesting and diverse stories and that’s what I am always looking for, sometimes intentionally, other times accidental”.

Together with her bass player Tom, she looks forward to creating a band to showcase her music to the public.

Lyrics

City Train

Written By: Jessica Jorquera

Catching the city train
Feeling kind of tired again
Its getting pretty late
And I'm feeling a bit tense
There's a man looking quite engaged
In a book about fantasy
He's reading the same page
Over and over again

There's a girl slouching on the bench
She's looking kind of pale again
I'm wondering where's her friends
She was with yesterday
There's a poison in her eyes
It's rushing through her veins again
This feeling she can't hide or get
Over, over again

Catching the city train
Something's not quite right today
Everything's the same
But the girl is away
It's just another day
The man's bought a new book to read
Not noticing the space
Where she used to be

I see the same faces everyday
All waiting for this train to stop
But something’s feeling strange
Like there's someone they forgot
Catching the city train
I never see that girl again
Do people ever change
Will this ride ever end?

Maybe she's just late
Maybe didn't wake
Maybe she needs time alone
Made another plan
Maybe met a friend
Maybe, she just found home

And it's just another day
And it's just another day
And it's just another day

Consumed

Written By: Jessica Jorquera

So consumed
Cause you know that I faded from the truth
So confused
Cause you know that I’ve taken from you

And wait
I never meant you harm in any way
I guess that I am struggling to say
I think that I have fallen for you

It’s never a game
Cause you know that I feel so ashamed
I’m trying to save

Everything I’ve broken
Everything I’ve taken
The hurtful words I’ve spoken
The names that I have callen’
Everything I’ve broken
Eveything I’ve taken

Away
I never meant you harm in any way
I guess that I am struggling to say
I think that I have fallen for you

The hurtful words I’ve spoken
The names that I have callen’
Everything I’ve broken
Eveything I’ve taken

Away
I guess that I am struggling to say
I guess that I am struggling to say
I think that I have fallen for you

Fallen

Open Up

Written By: Jessica Jorquera

Turned at night
Overcome by restlessness
Nothing’s right
Nothing in my life makes sense
Don’t know why
There’s so much to understand

And I’ve never been that brave
But I know, I know I can change

I wanna open up
I wanna feel my heart full of love
I wanna be the world
I wanna feel like I belong

Cold at night
I shivered into loneliness
I’m so tired
The pain takes all, there’s nothing left
I won’t cry
Cause tears don’t fill up emptiness

And I’ve never been that brave
But I know, I know I can change

I wanna open up
I wanna feel my heart full of love
I wanna be the world
I wanna feel like I belong
I wanna open up
I wanna feel my heart full of love
I wanna be the world
I wanna feel like I belong

I wanna open up
I wanna feel my heart full of love
I wanna be the world
I wanna feel like I belong

Everything

Written By: Jessica Jorquera

I
I wanna take those moments back
The words
I wanna free them from hurt

Don’t you know
If you don’t, I’ll show

Don’t you know
If you don’t I’ll show

I want to give everything
I want to give something
Just a little bit of everything
Just a little bit of something

I
I wanna keep you in my life
Your world
I wanna free it from hurt

Don’t you know
If you don’t, I’ll show

Don’t you know
If you don’t I’ll show

I want to give everything
I want to give something
Just a little bit of everything
Just a little bit of something

Don’t you know
If you don’t, I’ll show

Don’t you know
If you don’t I’ll show

I want to give everything
I want to give something
Just a little bit of everything
Just a little bit of something

Just a little bit of heart
Just a little bit of heart
Just a little bit of heart
Just a little bit of heart

I want to give everything
I want to give something