Jasmine Thompson, the 17-year-old musician, who grew up in Central London, uses emotion at the heart of her music. Each song resonates with feeling and offers the listener a sense of sincere cathartic release, reflecting her experiences onto audience’s own.
Jasmine’s upbringing resonates throughout her EP WONDERLAND, her second following 2015’s ADORE. WONDERLAND is about London itself, recounting growing up and coming of age in the city. It’s about the confusion one feels as a young adult – or, even, as a grown-up – and it affirms that there’s something ultimately sweet about not really knowing. “A lot of the songs on the EP talk about feeling lost and confused,” Jasmine says. “For the past year I’ve been thinking, ‘What’s my life supposed to be like?’ It’s addressing the fact that no one has a clue what’s going on.”
The songs on the EP were recorded over the past year and a half, in Los Angeles, London and Stockholm. Jasmine partnered with a selection of songwriters and producers, who helped her create a series of tracks that reflects the highs and lows of being a teenager. These co-writers include Meghan Trainor, Ross Golan, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, Max Martin's Wolfcousins, Johan Carlsson and Mark Crew, all of whom brought fresh, exciting perspectives to the project.
“Old Friends,” co-written by Trainor, centers on coming to terms with seeing your friends less as you grow up. “It’s about missing your mates,” Jasmine says. “You meet new people every day and talk to them and get to know them, but it’s not the same as what you have with your best friends who have been there for you. I love the song. It feels like a part of me.” “Someone’s Somebody,” on the other hand, is an unabashed love song – a first for Jasmine, who is new to the feeling herself. It’s about falling in love, splitting up, and the heartbreak of seeing your ex with someone new. It’s a poignant, soulful number that aches with feeling, as is “Fix Me,” a ballad inspired by Jasmine’s relationship with her father.
In this way, Jasmine is focused on ensuring that her music has meaning for all who hear it. Her soaring, impassioned voice is always filled with feeling, whether she’s singing her own music or being featured on dance tracks for artists Robin Schultz, DJ Felix Jaehn and others. It’s the sort of memorable voice that’s earned accolades from Aviici, Passenger and Trainor, among others, and brought her over 1 billion total streams and over 5.7 million monthly Spotify listeners worldwide. Her music video for “Adore,” the single off her previous album, has over 30 million views on YouTube, where she currently has 2.6 million subscribers and one billion views collectively.
Jasmine sat front row at several amazing shows at LFW, catching the eye of the top brands across London, wearing Bora Aksu. She has recently collaborated with Puma, and is definitely one to watch.