Jessye DeSilva — Renovations

Rachel Cholst
July 17, 2023
Rainbow Rodeo

Jessye DeSilva lays all the cards on the table on Renovations. The nonbinary singer-songwriter’s sophomore effort swirls with passion, a panoramic album that details DeSilva’s anger and exhaustion with constantly pushing against constraints – those imposed by society and by themself. If country music is for heartbreak, DeSilva is as country as they come.

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