With a heartfelt, emotive poignancy that calls to mind the likes of Julien Baker and Joni Mitchell, Jasmine Jethwa is the upcoming South-London artist crafting stunning, lilting folk. To mark the release of her debut project Hurricane EP we caught up with her to talk Bon Iver, ballet and Crystal Palace Park.

Back in February she released her debut single, ‘Running Circles’, which offered a striking introduction to Jethwa’s songwriting followed by ‘Empty Waters’ last month that saw her intertwine her striking folk intonations with silky R&B. Speaking on ‘Running Circles’, Jethwa expresses “‘Running Circles’ was born out of a situation where I felt like I was caught in a cycle of nothing being the right thing or good enough, or what people imagined. Writing this song was cathartic and helped me process and move past those feelings.”. With her debut EP Jethwa firmly sets herself out as a poignant, upcoming talent.

With Hurricane EP out today, get to know Jasmine Jethwa In Short…

Three words to describe my music…

Emotive, evocative, honest.

Last photo on your phone…
This is Crystal Palace Park.
Favourite instagram account…

@rooovie – his art is amazing, haven’t seen anything like it!

The best venue I’ve played… 

I really enjoyed playing at Omeara, supporting Aeris Roves London Show.

Earliest song you remember…

 Norah Jones – Don’t know why. I remember hearing this being played in our flat when I was younger, and in the summer through the window my mum would sing along.

The worst job I’ve ever had… 

I haven’t had any bad jobs;  I’ve worked as a ballet teaching assistant, and in cafè – and learnt a lot in both, but I did really enjoy teaching younger kids ballet though !

Favourite food on tour… 

I haven’t been on tour yet! But looking forward to when I do and I can report back!

My Favourite word…

Ineffable – when something is so powerful and emotional you can’t describe it.

Things that cheer me up…

Friends TV series, my dog, or an inspirational video/book.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

Royal Albert Hall

I think you should listen to…

T.Rex – Electric Warrior 

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

Bon iver !

‘Hurricane EP’ is out now.