Jess Locke Performs ‘Late Bloomer’ Live at Enmore


Jess Locke has been a mainstay on the airwaves of late. With tracks full of oh-so-satisfying crunch supporting her effortlessly powerful voice, her sound is irresistible. 

For her Live at Enmore session, however, she was flying solo. But it did nothing to diminish her power as she stepped up to the Fender Rhodes to deliver a powerful performance of Late Bloomer. 

The message of self-forgiveness in Late Bloomer is one that will resonate for many and Locke’s voice is one that will stay with you for a long time. 

Late Bloomer was Mixed and Recorded by Dan Shaw, Radi Safi, and Owen Penglis

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Stripping back the layers of her original version, the chimes of the electric piano was a simple, but effective backdrop for Locke’s incredible voice.

Here’s what Locke had to say about Late Bloomer before hitting record:

“It’s about focusing on a more holistic participation in a community as opposed to tangible achievements or success in a world that’s pretty cutthroat and competitive.”

Check out the performance below:

For more info on Jess Locke, visit her website.

The Live at Enmore series is made possible with the help of our tech partner Audio-Technica. Here’s a list of the microphones that were used to capture this incredible performance:

Live at Enmore Gear List

With a dramatic, dynamic vocal performance from Jess Locke, we were keen to use a condenser mic that would capture the sensitivity of the performance. The versatile AT4050 met the challenge.