Young musicians often make me feel old and untalented (sob!) – they just keep getting younger and better. However, listening to Adelaide’s Jesse Davidson’s track “Flaws” just makes me feel thankful. The singer/songwriter has just been shortlisted in this year’s Triple J Unearthed High competition, which, after 860 entries from around the country, is now down to just six. Past winners include Snakadaktal and Stonefield, who have seen great local (and some international) success.
Just 16 years old, Jesse’s music shows maturity well beyond his years. After picking up a guitar for the first time three years ago, he’s only just started songwriting this year. “Flaws” is an incredibly warm track, drifty blues guitar with reverbed and hazy vocal arrangements.
He’s been working on a number of new tracks, with plans for an EP in the near future, so no doubt lots more people will be thankful for his music very soon. With the winner of the Unearthed High Competition announced on August 16, big things are coming for this young man.