A lovely discovery tonight comes in the form of the impressively talented and multi-faceted Jessica Rotter, a burgeoning songstress from Los Angeles who is proudly creating “cinematic folk” under the broader canopy of indie pop with a powerful voice that’s already surprisingly well-traveled.

After classical training in opera, musical theatre, and directing for theatre and film at Pepperdine University, she’s earned vocal credits in feature films like Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Frozen, and Big Hero 6, worked with legendary artists such as Daft Punk, Carole King, Alicia Keys, and Quincy Jones, and has reached #1 on the popular fan-powered trending chart site HypeMachine with her 2014 “Stay/Animal” mashup with Emily Colombier.

Now, she’s hard at work on a full-length effort called Plains, an eleven track project with a killer new single she’s just released that I’m psyched to share with you tonight.

“Pray For Rain” is a delectable medley of pitter-pattering bongos, weeping strings, twisting shakers, finger snaps, hand claps, and a host of other carefully selected accents on crystalline vocals that confidently steer the track through “uncertain times, lost times, and times of revelation”. Everyone has their own take on falling in love, but hers is as refreshing as they come. Check it out: