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The Dose: Jesse Frye takes Denton by storm

The Dose: Jesse Frye takes Denton by storm

Oaktopia 2015 Haley Yates | Staff Photographer

The Dose: Jesse Frye takes Denton by storm
September 28
22:47 2015

Matt Payne | Senior Staff Writer

Jesse Frye held Harvest House captive this Saturday with blades of bright, electrifying light in sharp technicolor, appropriately capped with the artist’s alluring smile–the signature method of melodic madness for the Denton-native rock and pop singer.

Closing out a whirlwind of a day in downtown Denton among the dozens of artists preceding her, the intensity Frye channeled within the roofless stage of the bar venue embodied the fearless, renegade spirit of Oaktopia and the city it represents.

In an all-too-knowing fashion, Frye captivated the audience in her performance, charging the bustling host of spectators with hits from her 2014 album “Obsidian,” including “White Heat.”

The singer then nonchalantly perched upon the stage’s edge as her voice danced up and down an incredible range of vocals. No earthly force could have stopped Frye from rising into her next commanding song.

It was as if Frye was right at home–and she was–as she shot the breeze with her guests in what could be described as both sweet nothings and a bombastic battlecry.

Privy to the fascination of the crowd she encompassed, brand-new features in her upcoming album “Boys’ Club,” confirmed to drop on Oct. 9, exacerbated the intoxicating haze the audience was spellbound by.

“Your Girlfriend” and “Big Bad Wolf” reaped the brand of foreboding storytelling reminiscent of the likes of Hayley Williams. It was as though whatever inspired the macabre tone whistling through the venue stared into the souls of the band members, but Frye and her troupe were unafraid in their commanding reply.

“I think I’ll take these off,” Frye said as she peeled her gauntlets away from her wrists and tossed them to the audience in a promising tease.

Not exhibiting one granule of vulnerability, Frye ventured into the dark with her crowd alongside her, closing the show with “Brave the Night” as she outshone the darkness like silver and gold.

An adamant declaration of allegiance to the city that gave Frye her beginning in the music industry, Monocle Inc. for its unceasing support and all the sensational artists surrounding her, the closer was a fiery salute to her familial crowd and showed those who may not have been terribly familiar with Denton exactly what kind of emerging star the city is capable of creating.

“I love you, Denton,” Frye said. “There’s nothing like visiting home.”

Featured Image: Denton local Jessie Frye performed at Harvest House this Saturday. Haley Yates | Staff Photographer

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