One of the first things you notice about Jessica Lea Mayfield, besides that powerful voice of an old, heavy soul who’s lived through a ten lives of hard times, is how she can turn a song on its end with the twist of a single phrase. At the beginning of “We’ve Never Lied,” as Mayfield slowly strums her guitar, and states, quite remorsefully, “Kiss me like you love me/I’ll pretend we’ve never lied,” there seems to be a small glimmer of hope that a broken releationship can be mended. However, as it progresses, she reveals who’s really in control of the situation with the blunt admission, “And I kiss you like I want you to kiss me/And I’ll talk to whoever I goddamn wanna.” Well, so much for patching things up, and being honest with each other. This episode of the mating game is going on to the next round.
YOUTUBE: Jessica Lea Mayfield – We’ve Never Lied
Previously on IRC: “Kiss Me Again” by Jessica Lea Mayfield
Further Reading: A Woman of Constant Sorrow by Jeff Niesel (The Cleveland Scene)
Kent’s Jessica Lea Mayfield Gets a Hand on Her New Album From The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach by John Soeder (The Plain Dealer)
Jessica Lea Mayfield will be celebrating the release of her new cd, With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt, this Tuesday at the Beachland Tavern.