Jessica Louise Dye of Lightfoot followed failed love to NYC only to find herself falling in love with her new musical identity.
Washington, DC (November 18, 2013) , “Lightfoot is just a stage name I hide behind, because it’s less scary to sing about personal endeavors when you are in character” confesses Jessica Louise Dye, creative force behind one of DC’s many gifted musical acts. However, as the most prolific artists know, peak creativity is often activated by agony.
In the summer of 2012, Dye recorded a few tracks with Lighthouse DC which she couldn’t bear to release due to the painful past they represent. Since then, she has been touring the world and tightening up her sound while simultaneously recovering from the tragic events that led to her despair. Now, over a year later, Mon Petite Chou is the second of two of those “lost tracks” to be made public. Instead of solely marking a time of sorrow in Dye’s life, the release of these lost tracks now celebrates her triumph over the obstacles she faced. Her and her friends Erik Sleight, Ron Storhaug, Adam Orlando, and Rick Irby who helped cultivate these songs are excited and relieved to have finally made it to this point; stream the latest lost track, “Mon Petite Chou” here:
Despite the somber sound, this featured track is about being grateful for good fortune and realizing that one should endeavor to be more forgiving of those who cause us pain.
Unfortunately, it seems all of Jessica Louise Dye’s personal and musical growth will result in the loss of a wildly talented musical group in the District’s local circuit. Lightfoot will be relocating to NYC in preparation for releasing singles off the latest record this winter. Be sure to keep up with her music from afar, as she’s confident this new album will be her best yet.