Jasmine Thompson Debuts “Words” Music Video
Music has always been a part of Jasmine Thompson’s life, but the 16-year-old considers the internet to be the true key in transforming her passion from a hobby to her career. After sharing her YouTube covers online, the UK-based musician soon found herself with an online following that quickly skyrocketed into a huge fan base. Soon, she was sharing original songs with her listeners, and by 2015, she had signed with Atlantic Records and had released her first official single into the world. It’s the kind of success story that dreams are made of, and proof that it’s always a good idea to chase down your goals — no matter how big they might seem.
VEVO Meets: Jasmine Thompson
Meet Jasmine Thompson on VEVO and learn how she got her start on YouTube, the inspiration behind her Wonderland EP, and what show she watched an entire season of in 4 days!
INTERVIEW: Jasmine Thompson On 'Wonderland' Song Meanings
Allow us to introduce you to an artist you absolutely need keep your ear out for: Jasmine Thompson. When you hear Jasmine sing, it’s hard to believe that she’s only 16 years old! And this ain’t her first rodeo either — she’s been writing and recording music over the last four years. But recently, Jasmine released her 8-track EP called Wonderland, and it is a MUST-listen.
A Baeble NEXT Session With Jasmine Thompson
Jasmine recently found herself stateside in support of her recent Wonderland EP. The Atlantic Records release dropped earlier this year and features some high-profile writers and producers. Most importantly, it features Thompson’s signature sound, her restrained yet powerful voice accompanied by her tenderly played piano. We were lucky enough to meet up with Jasmine at Atlantic Studios, where we captured a live performance and spoke to her personally. In the interview, she discusses the power of YouTube, the joy of being discovered, and the perks of working for a major label.
Jasmine Thompson x Unclear Magazine
Jasmine Thompson, an extraordinary 16-year old singer-songwriter from England, has a clear basis for her musical endeavors: “Everything I make is for my fans.” Though she may be young, Thompson is considerably mature for her age, and she constantly ponders of life’s workings. With over one billion total streams and nearly six million monthly Spotify listeners worldwide, the Atlantic-signed pop artist has released four extended plays and two-full length albums, with her latest being Wonderland (2017). Thompson recently embarked on a European tour to support her latest EP, with a special show at Webster Hall in New York on May 23rd. Unclear Magazine had the opportunity to sit down with Thompson and discuss Wonderland and her musical journey.
Jasmine Thompson X Local Wolves
Powerhouse singer-songwriter, Jasmine Thompson has become a budding sensation over the last few years, and for good reason. She has soared from computers screens to the international stage, working with artists like Meghan Trainor and releasing content that has amassed hits by the millions. The London-based artist has been featured on Felix Jaehn’s “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)” and Robin Schulz’s “Sun Goes Down”, which have each racked up hundreds of millions of streams online as well as gold and platinum certifications worldwide. Her dynamic vocals and soulful flair transcend the boundaries of genre with ease, and it comes as no surprise when her roots stem from the diverse city life of London. “I think that growing up in London helped me experience a lot of different things. It’s a multicultural place, which means that there is so much music and hybrids of different cultures and influences.”
[PREMIERE] JASMINE THOMPSON’S “WONDERLAND” OF WASTED YOUTH
“Wasted youth in wonderland.” That’s the verse that carries the tone of Jasmine Thompson’s latest single.
A dark and eclectic melody plays under her eerie vocals as she sings about wasting your teen years away. The 16-year-old British singer is well beyond her years and feels that today’s youth is being wasted, with kids being forced to sit behind desks at school rather than being able to go out and live, love and create freely.
“You get to a point when you’re in school, you kind of feel like you’re wasting your youth,” Jasmine told Galore. “Youth can be a negative and positive word, but I feel like it’s so positive. Youth is where you’re free and you have no limitations and you have all of this time on your hands. So the fact that we feel like we’re just stuck doing nothing and we feel like we’ve got all of this creativity inside of us.”
20 Social Media Stars Who Have Cracked the Billboard Charts
Does a more haunting version of Macy Gray’s “I Try” than Jasmine Thompson’s riff on the single exist? The London singer-songwriter rose to fame by featuring her serene, smoky voice on YouTube covers, and while her cover of Passenger’s “Let Her Go” cracked the Rock Digital Song Sales tally, remixes with Felix Jaehn on “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)” and Robin Schulz on “Sun Goes Down” each made the Top 40 of the Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
DJ Vice's 'Steady 1234,' Feat. Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars, Is Latest #NextWave Winner on Musical.ly
Hoping to expose its 160 million users to new and emerging artists, the lip-syncing app Musical.ly launched the #NextWave program and created a special folder that contains 15 buzzy new songs. Following the success of #NextWaveOctober winner Anne-Marie, the #NextWaveNovember winner is DJ Vice‘s “Steady 1234,” featuring Jasmine Thompson and Skizzy Mars.
In November, there were a staggering 1.3 million videos created to the 15 #NextWave songs and 261 million views on those videos.
“The power of the internet is amazing,” the DJ/producer told Billboard. “I randomly came across this sample on Musical.ly and knew instantly I had to do something big with it.
Thomas Jack Turns Up the Funk on New Single 'Rise Up'
Take a trip through time to the swingin’ ’60s with Thomas Jack and Jasmine Thompson. The tropical house king gets groovy on “Rise Up” while Thompson vocals hang in the air like purple smoke. This summer song will have you breakin’ out the paisley long sleeves and bright pastel miniskirts. Expect to hear this one at Jack’s Billboard Hot 100 Festperformance.
“Rise Up” is available now on Spotify and iTunes.