April 8th, 2023 8pm Stage 1
Tess Elena, born and raised in New York City, is an independent artist who has catapulted her name into the limelight with her soulful, jazz-infused take on the indie pop, folk genres.
Her playful lyricism and bold flair have cemented her as a musical force within the singer songwriter community.
Driven by her degree in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, her feminist roots inspired her music by everyday life as a woman
and her personal experiences as she grows and moves through the world.
Her debut EP, Fire Escape, is a collection of songs written after returning to NYC from living abroad in Thailand and being thrown back into the big city hustle environment.
The story behind these songs are a compilation of romantic relationships, sexual desires, and coming of age.
Strong, introspective, and reminiscent, the EP oozes with soul, emulating raw emotion, and dancing between playful yet insightful and powerful yet vulnerable.