Melissa Young, the woman with a degree in film, who also goes by Kid Sister and prepares to unleash her third persona, Jane Jupiter begins with the release of DUSK2DAWN: The Diary of Jane Jupiter.
The mixtape is Kid Sister’s first album since 2011’s Ultra Violet which featured Kanye West and this album is no different. DUSK2DAWN features artists such as DaM-Funk, samples from Lana Del Rey and production by GTA and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes.
Halfway through, Kid Sister is basically killed off and Jane Jupiter is born.
Both the Chad Hugo, and DaM-Funk versions of the single “Higher” dive deep into her struggles and pains of the last few years.
Pitchfork reported that Young spoke about the project on her Facebook yesterday:
It isn’t some quickly thrown together assembly of songs I thought would be a “good look” or a body of work I had others do for a check or a project bank rolled by some rich dude pulling marionette strings behind the scenes. What I’m going to give you took heart. What I’m going to give you took everything I had bottled up inside of me. It took bravery and courage. It took all the money I had in the world. At times it took my sanity and peace of mind (I don’t think I’ve gotten a week’s worth of good sleep in at least 3 years). It took getting out of my comfort zone, getting honest and saying some things I felt like I couldn’t tell anyone – and often times honestly didn’t HAVE anyone to tell. It took me getting fed up with coloring by the numbers, feeling like I could only ever do one thing and only with the permission of others. It took me getting fed up with being safe and not taking chances. It took shedding artifice and finally being vulnerable and real… and it was terrifying… and I almost didn’t make it.
But somehow I kept going.
I put my heart, soul, sweat, blood and tears into the gift I’m going to give you tomorrow. Forty songs didn’t make it. Ten did. And after all the growing pains and tears I think I can finally say I’m proud. It was a passion project in every sense of the word and really changed the way I think about myself and my place in music and in the world. I hope it touches you in the same way it did me… and that if it does, you share it with someone you love.
P.S. I probably didn’t say everything I coulda/shoulda said in this post and there are a lot of real life stories intertwined in this mix tape but I’ll save the juicy details for the next interview. See you on the other side 😉
P.P.S. Did I seriously tear up writing this post? Whoa… I have CHANGED lol
The full tracklist and link to DUSK2DAWN: The Diary Of Jane Jupiter can be found below:
DUSK2DAWN: The Diary Of Jane Jupiter:
01 Intro (prod. M. Young, C. Clark)
02 Philistine Overture [ft. Bukkweat Bill] (prod. GTA)
03 Bed Breaker (from LOUDPVCK’s “Shakedown” Remix)
04 Bubwagi (prod. Aurak Maurak Bomb)
05 No (from Jam City’s “Bells”)
06 Lying2urself (prod. ETC!ETC!)
07 Euth Code (prod. M. Young, C. Clark)
08 Get Another Plan (prod. C. Clark, J. Kolhede)
09 All I Need [ft. King Chip] (prod. DJ WOOOOW)
10 Stargazing [ft. Chapman] (prod. Different Sleep)
11 Higher [ft. Dâm-Funk] (prod. C. Hugo/Neptunes)
12 Sunshine Citty (from Kenny Dope’s “Outro”)