Co-written and produced with Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck), ‘Say It Again’ is an expressively penned track with a melodic simplicity and infectious chorus that encapsulates Frances’ innate skill of setting a visual story to music. With an equally emotive video directed by Marc Klasfeld (Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z) to match, the 22-year old soulstress breathes fresh life into the innocently sweet ballad. Speaking on the track, Frances says ‘It’s a wonderful feeling to be in love. But sometimes we all have moments where we want someone to say ‘I love you’ again, just so we can check we heard them right.’
“After I traveled distant lands – carried in the arms to NY, waterskied with ma backpack, kissed giraffes, and floated in pink lakes – I now ride with Reindeer, following the sound of a Flute that finally leads me to ma people, a nomad tribe of Blushed Cheek Girls.
The flute is a journey inspired by “The Rite of Spring”, the outrageous 1913 Russian Ballet of Stravinsky and Nijinsky, the movie “Mongol”, and “The Sound of Music”.
Born into an artistic family – her mother a Japanese poet, her father the legendary vocalist Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, Queen) – Jasmine Rodgers knew her way around both keyboard and fretboard before she even enrolled at secondary school. But given her love for art and zoology (in which she has a degree), music was initially a passionate pastime rather than a full-time pursuit. This changed when her older brother Steve, on hearing the ethereal beauty of Jasmine’s voice, asked her to sing with him and they formed the group Boa. Boa went on to record two albums, achieving renown in the Americas, France and Japan, after their single ‘Duvet’ featured in the anime series Serial Experiments Lain. The group disbanded in 2005, but Jasmine continued her association with the anime/manga genre, writing songs for the soundtrack of Armitage: Dual Matrix, which starred Juliette Lewis.
We don’t have any time these days, like any. We put this one together fast and on a plane. The standard pop and flop stuff. Get it!