The Jess Novak Band delivers 2022 Mantra in “The Key”

Jess Novak and The Jess Novak Band are gearing up for a big year with the release of their new music video, “The Key.” Written and recorded by The Jess Novak Band at Hobin Studios, the second track off of their 2021 album release, “A Thousand Lives,” seeks to inspire listeners everywhere.

In its lyricism and upbeat instrumentation, “The Key” tackles themes such as baggage, trauma, and moving on. Lyrics like “If the ground keeps crumbling, then get some wings/You gotta rise to survive this thing” metaphorically express how the world may be a cruel and unfair place, however, we have the power to let go of the things weighing us down and reach our goals.

This song is all about choosing to let go of the things holding you back and to embrace your own power. It’s a declaration that “you can do it” – and you can. Whatever IT is, I hope 2022 is your year to make it happen.

Jess Novak

The video itself, recorded and produced by Lights on Fayette, features brilliant color in up to 4k resolution. Novak has previously worked with the studio while filming her music video for “The Joke.”

“The Joke” – The Jess Novak Band

Alongside this release, Jess Novak has announced February show dates throughout upstate New York, where you can catch her solo or duo performances live.

Thursday, February 3 – Twitch – twitch.tv/jessnovakmusic – 9:30 a.m. – SOLO
Thursday, February 3 – The Village Tavern – Marcellus, NY – 8 p.m. – DUO
Friday, February 4 – Bellevue Country Club – Syracuse, NY – 7 p.m. – SOLO
Saturday, February 5 – Stinger’s – Manlius, NY – 6 p.m. – SOLO
Sunday, February 6 – Hops Spot – Syracuse, NY – 11 a.m. – DUO
Thursday, February 10 – Twitch – twitch.tv/jessnovakmusic – 9:30 a.m. – SOLO
Thursday, February 10 – Steamers – Oswego, NY – 6 p.m. – DUO
Friday, February 11 – TK Tavern – Camillus, NY – 7 p.m. – DUO
Saturday, February 12 – Battle Island – Fulton, NY – 11 a.m. – DUO
Saturday, February 12 – DiPrinzio’s – Clayton, NY – 7 p.m. – SOLO
Sunday, February 13 – Brian’s Landing – Jamesville, NY – 11:30 a.m. – DUO
Monday, February 14 – Hops Spot – Clayton, NY – 6 p.m. – SOLO
Thursday, February 17 – Twitch – twitch.tv/jessnovakmusic – 9:30 a.m. – SOLO
Thursday, February 17 – Al’s Wine and Whiskey – Syracuse, NY – 10 p.m. – JNB
Friday, February 18 – Piggy Pat’s – New Hartford, NY – 7 p.m. – DUO
Saturday, February 19 – The Sting – Oswego, NY – 9 p.m. – SOLO
Sunday, February 20 – Brian’s Landing – Jamesville, NY – 11:30 a.m. – DUO
Thursday, February 24 – Twitch – twitch.tv/jessnovakmusic – 9:30 a.m. – SOLO
Thursday, February 24 – Bluewater Grill – Skaneateles – 7 p.m. – SOLO
Friday, February 25 – Gibby’s – Oswego, NY – 8 p.m. – DUO
Saturday, February 26 – Lukin’s – Utica, NY – 10 p.m. – JNB
Sunday, February 27 – Skaneateles Brewery – Skaneateles, NY – 2 p.m. – SOLO
Tuesday, March 1 – The Finish Line – Brewerton, NY – 6 p.m. – SOLO

For more information on music and shows click here.

You can also catch Jess Novak live every Thursday at 9:30 AM EST on her Twitch channel.

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