REVIEW BY JMM
Country crossover sensation Jessica Lynn has unleashed a newly revamped rendition of her cherished fan-favourite single, “Not Your Woman.” Originally recorded in 2016, this track has held a special place in the hearts of Jessica’s fans. To breathe new life and magic into this beloved gem, Jessica took it upon herself to rekindle the essence of the song, a decision her fans will undoubtedly cherish.
The opportunity to record a fresh take on this track came to fruition this year when Jessica visited Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a rising star, Jessica had the privilege of visiting Sweetwater, a musical gear distributor that ranks among the world’s largest. Sweetwater Studios, part of this acclaimed setup, is renowned for hosting A-List artists, making it an ideal place for Jessica’s creative journey.
What sets this release apart is the truly unique and inspiring aspect of Jessica’s collaboration with the students from a concurrent recording workshop. As Jessica ventured into Sweetwater Studios, she found herself immersed in a dynamic, collective creative environment. The students, with their fresh perspectives, actively participated, provided valuable feedback, and collaboratively reshaped the track, breathing new life into an already cherished classic.
Reflecting on the song’s origin, Jessica shares, “’ Not Your Woman’ was written years ago about a bad ex, and since then, it has become one of my most recognizable songs as well as one of my personal favourites to play live. It’s about finding the strength to leave a toxic relationship and stand on your own. ‘Not Your Woman’ has been so special to me that I even released a reimagined version of it in 2021 that turned it into a piano ballad.”
The decision to revisit this powerful song and record it at Sweetwater Studios was perfect for infusing fresh vim and vitality into the track. The song’s simple yet potent chord structure allowed for creative arrangements and instrumentation, granting artistic freedom during the recording session.