Jess Cornelius Captures The Uncertainty That Comes With Big Life Changes : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN After 10 years of fronting the Australian indie band Teeth & Tongue, Cornelius went solo, and in the process grappled with expectations, found love, and followed her dreams.
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Jess Cornelius On World Cfae

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Jess Cornelius Captures The Uncertainty That Comes With Big Life Changes

Jess Cornelius Captures The Uncertainty That Comes With Big Life Changes

Jess Cornelius On World Cfae

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Set List

  • "Banging My Head"
  • "Body Memory"
  • "No Difference"
  • "Kitchen Floor"

For 10 years, Jess Cornelius fronted the Australian indie band Teeth & Tongue. But then she decided to record solo material and made another big decision: to move to the United States. Along the way, she met her partner and just recently started a family. The New Zealand-born singer-songwriter's debut solo album, Distance, captures a lot of the uncertainty that comes with several big life changes: grappling with expectations, finding love, and following your dreams. It's a beautiful album, and we're thrilled to present performances she recorded for the Cafe from her home in Los Angeles.

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