• Pop

  • Soul

3:00 pm

Taking a space for herself in the up and coming scene, singer songwriter and producer Jessie Hillel takes on her alter ago as Jhm (pronounced ‘Jim’). Presenting an adventurous mix of classical vocal techniques, layered harmonies, trap drums and orchestral instruments, Jhm creates her own world of lush tropical beats with a contemporary flare. Drawing inspiration from Griff, Solange and Tkay Maidza, Jhm presents a combination of Jazz, R&B, Pop and Classical sounds, delivering songs which immediately feel like old friends with new shoes.

Jhm’s latest release “Santorini” showcases her unique sonic palette, blending rich horns and colourful synths alongside live percussion and MSO strings to create bright rays of sunshine that capture the infatuating feeling of romance and freedom one has while in love. As an ode to her parents’ 25 years of marriage, Jhm says: “Santorini is for love and the way it can put a glow around any situation if you choose to let it - to me this song is for my parents and the anniversary they shared in the middle of a pandemic. It was written in my bedroom and demoed in the space that is now my dad’s makeshift office. I hope it feels like laughing and being warm and drinking juice.”

Saturday 25 June

Southside Live is presented by the Victorian Government's On The Road Again initiative