Song challenge

Song challenge: Jess Fleming (Juliet Ruin)


For the fourth MG Song challenge, we approached Jess Fleming, the vocalist of Edmonton-based metalcore outfit Juliet Ruin. The band debuted with a self-titled EP in 2017, followed by a full-length album “Old Stardust, Love, And Chaos” two years later. Exploring new soundscapes with a heavier approach, Juliet Ruin unleashed a brand new EP “Dark Water” this March. The EP represents a huge milestone for Jess, as she showcases enormous improvements in her harsh vocals and takes over the screams completely. How has she dealt with our challenge? 

Your go-to vocal practice song: Jinjer – Judgment (& Punishment)
  • “My go-to vocal practice song lately is “Judgment (& Punishment)” by Jinjer. It’s a really good vocal stretch and it gets me into the mood to rock out and practice.”

A song you always headbang to: Lamb Of God – Now You’ve Got Something to Die For
  • “Now You’ve Got Something to Die For” by Lamb of God will always get me headbanging. They are one of my favourites to see live, and that song always takes me back to the feeling of being at a Lamb of God show.”

A song by the last band you saw play live: Soulfly – Bleed
  • “The last band I saw play live was Soulfly. I will choose: “Bleed”, because it is awesome.”

A song you wish you could play to tell everyone to leave you alone: Strapping Young Lad – You Suck
  • “You Suck” by Strapping Young Lad, every time. It’s always been a fun song to crank when I’m in any sort of solitary mood, bad or good.”

A song from Juliet Ruin you would audition with for Canadian Idol: Fake Stigmata
  • “I would audition with our song “Fake Stigmata” because I think the choruses are the most vocally strong.”

Your favourite song from your new EP “Dark Water”: Might
  • “My favourite song from the new EP is “Might”. It is the most fun to sing overall and was the easiest to write.”

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