Jenessa Williams


Podcast 594 | Featuring Sipho, Wet Leg and Sam Fender

On this week’s podcast, Jenessa Williams asks why all the good Indie is coming out of the Isle of White, why we need to pay more attention to the humble B-side and the UK Garage revival that reminds her of a childhood chip shop. Artist “Track” [Album] SIPHO. “BODIES” [Single] Sam Fender “Howdon Aldi Death…



Podcast 585 | Featuring Self Esteem, WILLOW and Olivia Rodrigo

Newly twenty-eight, Jenessa Williams delivers a podcast of two halves; the youthful pop-punk icons making her feel old, and the same-age artists proving that there is still plenty of fun to be had. Artist “Track” [Album] Olivia Rodrigo “brutal” [Sour] WILLOW “transparent soul feat. Travis Barker” [Single] Cleopatrick “THE DRAKE” [BUMMER] Self Esteem “I Do…


Podcast 581 | Featuring Little Simz, Aziya and Rachel Chinouriri

On this week’s podcast, Guardian critic Jenessa Williams talks about the value of musical nostalgia and teenage fandoms while introducing you to her favourite tracks of the past few weeks. Artist “Track” [Album] Little Simz “Introvert” [Single] Rachel Chinouriri “Through The Eye” [Four° In Winter] Biig Piig “Lavender” [The Sky Is Bleeding – EP] Tirzah…


Podcast 577 | Featuring Rei Ami, Pom Pom Squad & Kero Kero Bonito

Making her return to Edit Radio, Jenessa Williams shares the finest in new music across RnB, Alternative and Pop, recaps some of her recent adventures in music journalism and discusses the importance of diversity in music listenership and discovery, holding support for minorities targeted by racism and erasure. Artist “Track” [Album] No Rome, Charli XCX…


Podcast 572 | Featuring Squid, Joey Maxwell and Pale Waves

On this week’s podcast, Guardian critic and writer, Jenessa Williams selects her favourite tracks from the past few weeks and months. Artist “Track” [Album] Arlo Parks “Hope” [Collapsed In Sunbeams] Serena Isioma “Sensitive” [Sensitive EP] BABii “SHADOW” [Single] Bored At My Grandma’s House “Skin” [Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too] Squid “Narrator feat Martha Skye…


Podcast 568 | Featuring Saweetie, Alex Amor and Orla Gartland

On her first podcast of the year, Jenessa Williams chats love languages, gateway boybands and the importance of a well-selected sample via tracks from the hippest jazz, RnB and alternative artists of the month Artist “Track” [Album] Saweetie “Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat)” [Single] Kara Marni “Trippin” [Single] Monjola “Feels Right” [Single] Why Don’t We…


[edit] radio recollection mix 2020

Selected by our founder Kev Lawson and, Guardian journalist, Jenessa Williams, we present this year’s [edit] radio recollection mix – more than 15 hours of new music from 2020 for you to enjoy! After a year in which it’s been easy to feel isolated from the people, places and activities we love, it is our…


Podcast 561 | Featuring Ariana Grande, McFly and Little Mix

On her last podcast of 2020, Jenessa Williams – music writer for the Guardian – plays a selection of her favourite new tracks from the past few weeks. Artist “Track” McFly “You’re Not Special” [Young Dumb Thrills] JGrrey “Ain’t So” [Single] Ariana Grande “Positions” [Positions] Little Mix “Rendezvous” [Confetti] RADA “Burn One’ [Single] Oscar #Worldpeace…


Podcast 557 | Featuring BLACKSTARKIDS, Jean Dawson and Priya Ragu

On this week’s podcast, Jenessa Williams sets her sights on the bright new music stars heading our way in 2021. Artist “Track” [Album] BLACKSTARKIDS “BRITNEY BITCH” [Single] Hope Tala “Lovestained” [Sensitive Soul EP] Priya Ragu “Good Love 2.0” [Single] Kynsy “Happiness Isn’t A Fixed State” [Single] Pretty Sick “Allen Street” [Single] Talkboy “Stupid Luck” [Single]…