Jessica Sanchez has teased new music for so long, we didn't think it was real. But fortunately for us, the wait is finally over (kind of). During last night's Tubeathon, a concert fundraiser presented by What's Trending and iHeartRadio, the songbird debuted a brand new track called Call Me. Pinned together with a simmering melody and a rather subdued vocal, the song is a stark departure from her debut LP Me You & the Music (which was packed with dance-club heat and bouncy pop shimmer) but the new song is a satisfying evolutionary step in her career. It is unclear if this samples her long-awaited sophomore release and if/when it hits iTunes
The concert benefited the Red Cross and also featured performances by Christina Grimmie, Sabrina Carpenter, Magic!, La'Porsha Renae and many more.
Watch Sanchez's performance below:
In January, Popdust spoke with Sanchez about what's next. “We’re talking to a couple major labels. This year, I might jump on some tours. I’m very, very excited. I’m also working with a couple producers for new music. I’m just ready for the new year. When you go into a major label, a lot is happening, and you don’t want to be this little dot in this big industry. You want attention, in a way. I definitely want to make some noise for myself. That’s why we did the [Christmas] EP independently. But having the backing of a major label would be amazing.”
She continued, “I know I’ve been saying this for a long time [about new music], and I told a couple different people this, but I was working with a couple producers. I was in a production deal for a little bit. That fell through. There is a lot of stuff happening behind the scenes that is hard to explain to the fans. When stuff like that happens and things don’t go the way it was planned, you have to start all over. At the least, I’ll be releasing music this year.”
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