The Wreckers' Jessica Harp releases debut
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
– Jessica Harp, who was one half of The Wreckers, is out with her first single, Boy Like Me.
Harp said on her web site that she was "super excited to start getting feedback...but also now feeling the nervous feeling of putting something you've worked so hard on out into the world and know that now it's out of your hands...people will love it, like it or hate it. ;)."
"I imagine the nervous feeling will become even more intense when it hits radio. I guess when you're so proud of something, you just hope that people will find the enjoyment of listening as much as your own enjoyment of creating and playing. Excitement and nerves. It's an odd feeling. But here we go! Now I'm just ready for y'all to hear the whole record! Patience never came naturally to me, I've had to learn. :)."
Harp teamed with Michelle Branch in The Wreckers, releasing "Stand Still, Look Pretty" (2006) and "Way Back Home: Live from NYC" (2007). Branch and Harp are both planning to release solo albums.
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