jess connelly on my way up video

Burgeoning Filipino-Australian singer Jess Connelly just dropped the official video for her latest single “On My Way Up,” off her recently released JCON mixtape.

Directed by Paco Raterta, the visual depicts a collage of scenes that evoke a dreamy atmosphere sequencing from a funky photo shoot, to diving in the ocean and dancing on a deck, as it all perfectly complements the tune’s message of attraction and change.

Having already garnered a large following in the Philippines especially with the underground R&B scene, Connelly also explained the meaning of the single to Billboard. “On the surface, it’s a flirtatious exchange, but beneath it, I’m asking the other to keep up with me on my way up,” she said.

Jess Connelly is also slated to jump on tour with Bay Area-based DJ Noodles, and the full dates are listed below. You can also purchase tickets here.

10/14 Atlanta, GA – Purgatory Stage
10/16 Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe
10/17 New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
10/18 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
10/20 Chicago, IL – Virgin Hotel Chicago – Cerise
10/25 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
10/27 San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room at The House Of Blues San Diego
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
10/29 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
10/30 Sacramento, CA – Harlows Nightclub
11/1 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
11/3 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
11/4 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
11/5 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
11/7 Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium at The Catalyst
11/8 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel

Also, have a listen to Jess Conelly’s JCON mixtape via SoundCloud.

In other new music, City Girls share their feisty video for “Millionaire Dick.”

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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