I first discovered Jesca Hoop nearly two years ago, as an intern for All Songs Considered — and selected one of her demo songs for Open Mic. (That series was later retrofitted for the daily Open Mic feature and podcast, and later, as Second Stage.)
Hoop’s new album, Kismet, is pretty great all the way through, maybe one of the best new artist debuts this year. So here’s a short write up about the song “Havoc in Heaven” for NPR’s Song of the Day essay. To read the full review and hear the song go here.