This browser doesn't support Spotify Web Player. Switch browsers or download Spotify for your desktop.

Jessye DeSilva


  1. 1.
    Jeannie Frances
  2. 2.
    Hounds of Love
  3. 3.
    Wide Open Inside
  4. 4.
    Mark's Song
  5. 5.
    Wake the Dead
Jessye DeSilva is a Boston-based singer/songwriter who is passionate about telling human stories through their music.
Favoring a sound that lies somewhere between piano-driven alternative rock and country-tinged folk, Jessye's music centers around the idea that it is through the sharing of one's specific experience that listeners will see their own stories reflected back. Jason Scott of indie blog B-Sides and Badlands says, “DeSilva evokes a chest-ripping emotion that hovers inches above the ground, pouring forth the kind of wellspring folk music rarely witnesses.” As a nonbinary queer person growing up in the conservative church, they often felt isolated and different, however it was the vulnerability and resilience of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Stevie Nicks that reminded Jessye that they were not alone. The evolution of relationships, societal and religious alienation, the community of chosen family, and the healing of the biological family are among the recurring themes in Jessye's work.


Monthly Listeners



Where people listen


Discovered On

Listen to Jessye DeSilva now.

Listen to Jessye DeSilva in full in the Spotify app