Ontario pop-country artist Jessica Sole recently released her new single “Good In Goodbye” on September 30 via all streaming platforms.
The upbeat song was made in collaboration with award-winning producer Shawn Moore (Jason Blaine, Shawn Austin) and offers a fresh perspective on the quintessential break-up anthem. The track is the second single off Jessica’s forthcoming sophomore EP, a project that was recorded at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios.
Known as “one of the hardest working artists in the Ontario Country music scene”, Shelburne ON artist Jessica Sole is also known for her determination. Earlier this year, the young songstress released her debut EP Think of Us, a collection of songs that garnered over 150K global streams and two top 40 hits on SiriusXM.
While it’s clear that Jessica draws musical inspiration from artists such as Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini and Miranda Lambert, her smooth and sweet vocals, lyrics and sound are beautifully unique, captivating, and continues to keep fans coming back for more.
I had the opportunity to chat with Jessica about her new single, songwriting and what to expect for the rest of 2022.
Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your latest single “Good In Goodbye”? How did the song come about?
Jessica: “Good in Goodbye” was inspired by a friend of mine going though a breakup. She and I have FaceTime dates as often as we can to catch up on each others lives since we live on opposite ends of Canada. I remember during one call, she was telling me she had bad news; the guy she was seeing had broken up with her. Then she said that the breakup wasn’t even the worst news, but that he didn’t give her a reason to hate him when he left. She said he didn’t cheat on her, didn’t lie to her, didn’t say anything mean, and that he really “gave me the good in goodbye”. As soon as she told me that, I said “one second, I need to write this down”. The next day I brought the idea to a co-writer of mine, Elias James, and the song was born.
Kat: What do you hope that listeners take from the new song?
Jessica: Even though going through heartbreak can feel so isolating and lonely, I hope this song can help listeners remember that it’s a universal feeling. I think we all know how frustrating it can feel when you don’t get closure from someone when you’re trying to move on. I hope when people listen to my music that they can find their own stories in my lyrics and relate in their own way.
Kat: What do you find is the most challenging part of your creative process?
Jessica: I think one of the more challenging parts about the creative process for me is trying to get out of my head and not overthink the process. This is something that I’ve been working on over the last few years and I think diving into the co-writing process has really helped me stop overthinking while creating. Having a team of people to work through ideas with has been such a game changer for me.
Kat: What has been a musical highlight of your year so far? Any fun performances?
Jessica: One of the biggest highlights of my career so far was not only having the opportunity to record my music in Nashville, but to do it alongside my good friend and producer Shawn Moore, and Blackbird Studio’s owner and sound engineer John McBride. Getting to record in Nashville’s premier studio alongside such a talented team of people that believe in my music the same way I do was such an incredible experience.
Kat: What’s next?
Jessica: I’m so excited about my new single “Good in Goodbye” and we have a lot of fun things coming up with this release. We were able to record a “Live at Blackbird” piano version while in Nashville, and it’s so beautiful. This song was initially written as a ballad and I’m excited for the world to hear it this way too. I also can’t wait for you to hear the rest of the music. My new EP is set to be released in early 2023 and some of my favourite songs I’ve ever written are on this upcoming project. This is a dream collection of music for me, getting to work alongside friends on this music is so special, and I can’t wait to share it with you.