Warmth & Despair

by Jesse Speed

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Recorded during 2 days in April 2016, this second solo release is strikingly minimal. Warmth & Despair explores a form of liberation from the capriciousness of our so-called modern day relationships. It was inspired by the “warmth” of escape and the “despair” of stepping into the void of self-doubt.

Special thanks to Josh Spencer and Julie Dell'Agnello.

Jesse Speed - Vocals and Guitar

Music and Lyrics by Jesse Speed
Produced by Jesse Speed
Co-produced by KickDrum
Recorded by Padraig Buttner-Schnirer at Studio 451
Mastered by Ryan Morey
Artwork layout by Félix Lemay
Cover photo by Samuel Pasquier

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement
du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.


released June 30, 2016



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Jesse Speed Montreal, Québec

Behind the scenes of today’s hyper-social conventions, Jesse is a lone wolf. Subtly enigmatic, on stage he is intriguingly comfortable yet remains strikingly honest. His lyrics may sound bleak yet are a liberating display of the archetypes in modern life. His music reaches an unsettling depth through its minimalism. He’s been compared to Bonnie Prince Billy and Father John Misty. ... more

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