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Jessica Lea Mayfield On World Cafe

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Jessica Lea Mayfield On World Cafe

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Jessica Lea Mayfield On World Cafe

Jessica Lea Mayfield On World Cafe

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In 2007, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach discovered an EP by an artist called Chittlin, who hailed from Kent, Ohio — an area near his hometown of Akron. The voice behind Chittlin was 15-year-old Jessica Lea Mayfield, a singer-songwriter who'd been performing in a bluegrass band with her family since she was 8. Her languid tone had a simple power and reflected a sentiment that seemed wise beyond her years. Auerbach teamed up with Mayfield and produced her 2008 debut album, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, and 2011's follow-up, Tell Me.

Now 24, Mayfield is back with a new record called Make My Head Sing... The self-produced album tackles a vastly different sound than her previous records — one that's part punk, part rock and far noisier. On this installment of World Cafe, Mayfield straps on her guitar and performs three new songs.

Jessica Lea Mayfield On World Cafe

  • 'Standing In The Sun'

    'Standing In The Sun'

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  • 'Pure Stuff'

    'Pure Stuff'

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  • 'I Wanna Love You'

    'I Wanna Love You'

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