Jessica Jarrell SLAYS in her new vid “Come Closer” and HollywoodLife is premiering it HERE! Click to see the super hot vid EXCLUSIVELY on HollywoodLife!
You may know her as the opening act on Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 Tour and from their amazingly catchy song “Overboard.” Now, Jessica Jarrell, 21, is gracing us with her latest hit “Come Closer,” featuring KR, in a video that’s both sexy, fun and EXCLUSIVELY on HollywoodLife. Filled with Puma athleisure, twerking & unreal beats, Jessica let’s you inside of her artistic process in this jam.
Inspired by her love for Michael Jackson, Aaliyah and the Dancehall movement, Jessica is accompanied by several dancers in this video choreographed by Brandon Lee Anderson, Betty Rox and Kentrell. Each choreographer brings into the “Come Closer” vid a different style, from hip-hop to dancehall to Caribbean-inspired moves. “My favorite part of the video is the twerking!” Jessica told HollywoodLife in an EXCLUSIVE interview. “I think people are like ‘Woah, did that just happen?!'”
Raised in Los Angeles, Jessica started her singing career when she was forced by her friends to audition for a school musical. “I was so shy, but my mom wanted me to be more involved in school. I thought I was going to the acting auditions for the school play, but my friends and I ended up in the music auditions!” The rest is history. Jessica ended up with a few solos in the musical and fell in love with her dream to become a singer. She signed with Island Def Jam Records when she was just 13. It was during that time she became Justin Bieber’s tourmate on his 2010 My World 2.0 Tour.
Now, as an independent artist with a developed personal style, mature inspirations and a unique sound, Jessica is bringing new music to the masses. “Come Closer,” which was inspired by her own experience in a club, is the sexy beat you’ve been dreaming of. “I went to the studio and we were working on another song and there was a part in the track on the song we wanted to make better, and my producer, Dem Jointz, started playing these different Caribbean sounds and I was like, ‘No, that is an entirely new song. Let’s scratch this and write a new song with that beat!'” Jessica explained. “He ended up making this track and ‘Come Closer’ was the perfect fit.”
It sure is! With classic Christina Milian vibes and modern Rihanna-inspo, it clear that Jessica Jarrell has a long career ahead.
Oh and her thoughts on working with the Biebs again? “I’d love to collab with him!” Jessica beamed. “Maybe an ‘Overboard 2.0.'”
HollywoodLifers, would you love to see a Jessica Jarrell and Bieber collab? What do you think about her new vid? Hopefully you’re as in love as we are! Let us know in the comments below!