In a musical landscape that’s grown exponentially hostile to artists of substance, Jessica Labus is the newest singer/songwriter to join a fray of musicians with a love of art, a folk-pop spirit, and an honest, no-nonsense disposition.
Labus can’t help it. “Things stand out to different people,” Labus, 23, says. The songs on Mirrors attract the soul. Born in Florida but raised in the New York towns of Niagara Falls and Grand Island, Labus didn’t let her small-town upbringing stop her.
Her very first song, the arresting “Bryan’s Song,” is a harbinger for her unapologetic, tell-all songwriting style. Such transparency has already propelled Labus to play at some of the most venerable venues in New York City.