Jay Moussa-Mann is a unique songwriter whose songs have been played repeatedly on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 6. She has performed at Twisterella Festival, The Waiting Room and Middlesbrough Mela. In 2020 she took part in the Sage Summer Studios Music Residency and was an awardee of the Do It Differently through Help Musicians in 2021.

An fun, uplifting fusion of 80s-inspired pop and country, American Tennessee is a song is about moving on, where the character goes into a hyper-real fantasy world of the American Dream – what she really wants is the world she’s seen on film, that only lives in her head.

‘American tennessee’ is a little over 3 minutes of beautiful vocals and a simple yet catchy acoustic sound which you will fall in love with. The 90’s alt rock sound will take you back to your youth and remind you of the sounds, artist you fell in love with in the 90’s.

The lyrics will be stuck in your head for days after listening to this track once. The lyrics are relatable and will capture the listeners attention whilst the catchy and upbeat sound will have the listener tapping along.

The combination of guitar with Jay’s vocals is magical. It starts simply but builds into an incredible single and is guaranteed to awaken every hair on the back of your neck. I can imagine this song sounding great live especially in a small venue and I hope I get the chance to hear it being played live soon.


By Ollie Cooper