Jesse Jo Stark Unleashes Her Tornado

Following a storming set at Chicago’s recent Perry Farrell-founded Lollapalooza Festival, L.A.-based singer-songwriter Jesse Jo Stark has released haunting new single Tornado from her debut full-length album Doomed, which drops on 21st September.

Speaking about the track, Stark shared: “it’s a story of letting a feeling take you to heaven then bury you 6 feet in the ground…somewhere in the desert”.

Jesse Jo Stark (Laurie Lynn Stark)

Jesse Jo Stark (Laurie Lynn Stark)

Unlike recent singles Modern Love and So Bad, Tornado fully leans into Stark’s country roots. With a steady grounding beat, the track offers both a melancholic and wistful take on a passionate and all-consuming love. Shot entirely on VHS, the accompanying music video offers an intimate view into the thoughts of the protagonist played by Stark’s sister, Frankie Stark. Though a deviation from the prior singles’ stories of revenge, the single further exposes a more personal side of Stark’s storytelling set to define Doomed.

Check out the video for Tornado below:

Jesse Jo Stark will bring Doomed to life at her first ever headlining shows at London’s brand new Tottenham Court Road venue The Lower Third on 30th September, Los Angeles on 15th October and New York City on 19th October with more shows to be announced.

Jesse Jo Stark - 2022 Tour Small

Jesse Jo Stark - 2022 Tour Small

A lifelong music obsessive who grew up surrounded by what she describes as a “lot of hard-working and artistically advanced people,” Stark wrote her first song at the age of seven and soon started playing the guitar, then formed her first band, It’s Complicated, when she was just 11 years old. With wide ranging material inspired by everything from country to soul to blues to punk, the Los Angeles-based artist conjures up an atmosphere informed by her intense fascination with the more macabre edge of the pop-culture underground: Elvira, The Cramps and late-‘80s horror movies.

Jesse Jo Stark - Doomed (Greg Hilderbrand)

Jesse Jo Stark - Doomed (Greg Hilderbrand)

With her music-career milestones including opening for Guns ‘N’ Roses and Jane’s Addiction and touring with The Heavy, Stark started releasing singles as a solo artist in 2017 and soon amassed an expansive body of work. Last year, French fashion house Balmain and Channel 4 enlisted her to star in its five-part episodic drama Fracture, for which Stark created the original music – a selection of songs featured in her four-track EP, A Pretty Place To Fall Apart.

The ticket pre-sale for Stark’s three preview shows begins Thursday 18th August @ 10am BST with tickets on general on-sale from Friday 19th August 2022 @ 10am BST The tour pre-sale code is available by signing up at

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