The other day, my mom asked me if I had ever listened to JJ Wilde. Considering that she just brought a Juno back home to KW and I only learned about her after the fact, I think it’s safe to say her ascent has been nothing short of meteoric.
According to Wikipedia, the last woman to win Rock Album of the year was Alanis Morrissette in 1996. So yeah, I’m postulating, but it’s definitely not weird to see the names Alanis Morrissette and JJ Wilde in the same sentence.
Her music consists of a pretty refreshing take on the age-old, bluesy, classic rock formula. This shines through brightly on her newest EP Wilde, via standout tracks like “Mercy”, which is currently a hit on local radio.
In addition to making a splash here in town, JJ Wilde has also made an impact nationally. Last May, her breakout single, “The Rush”, topped the charts in Canada for Modern Rock, Active Rock and Mainstream Rock simultaneously.
JJ, if you are reading this, my mom is a fan, and I’m so stoked to see an up-and-coming artist putting KW on the map! I can’t wait to see the homecoming show at a packed-out Centre In The Square.