Jessie Woo Brings The Haitian "Vacation" Vibes For Press Play At Home
"I'm up in the club / But I'm looking for something. / I don't know what it is / But I know it's one thing / I can't waste the night away on nothing," Haitian-American singer/host/comedian Jessie Woo sings on "Vacation."
For the latest edition of GRAMMY.com's Press Play At Home video series (watch below!), the Miami-based songstress brings us on a much needed vacation with a rooftop performance of the breezy track.
"No fake friends, only day one b****es / I've been waiting all day for / One night vacation," she continues in the chorus, invoking a celebratory, fun night out with friends we've certainly all missed over the months of quarantine.
"Vacation" is from Woo's 2019 debut EP, Moods Of A Cancer, and is a nod to her Haitian roots, featuring lyrics in Haiti's official language, Kreyòl. The vibrant music video was filmed in Haiti, with scenic aerial views from the Citadelle, a 19th Century fortress.
She first came into the spotlight by organically growing a big social media following, building a supportive community of women, the Seesters, on Instagram, and with hosting spots for BET, Twitter and more. Music is an important part of who she is, as she's been singing and playing drums since a young age and grew up in a musical family.