Hailing from Bakersfield, CA and just 20-years-old, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Junior Mesa has pieced together his sound watching and listening to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix. His two new singles, “Losing My Grip” and “Creep,” slows down the pace at which Mesa wants people to consume music–specifically his music–hoping as he does to bring about some serenity from the experience.
“Losing My Grip,” accompanied as it is by a cheery, home-video style film, the track digs itself into a breezy, carefree pop-rock blitz; Stealers Wheel hit “Stuck In The Middle With You,” comes to mind more than once. “Creep” slows down the dance to a stroll, working in Mesa’s belief that the lives of his “fast and frantic” generation needs some peace from time to time.
“I hope people get whatever they need from the music,” he leaves off. “Personally, it comes back to giving me serenity. We all feel different things. A sad song can often make you feel good. You finally know somebody is thinking the same thing you are. If I can connect that way, I know I’m doing something right.”