Australian rapper and singer-songwriter Jess Kent is set to support the Asian leg of Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour.
It was announced through Coldplay’s social media channels the 22-year-old up-and-comer is opening for the band at all Asia shows apart from Tokyo, where local alternative rock act Radwimps will join them.
— Coldplay (@coldplay) February 16, 2017
Like most artists hailing from Sydney, Jess Kent is a busker made good. She rose to fame with 2015’s reggae-flavoured ear candy “Get Down”, which has over 1.5 million streams on Spotify. The singer signed with Capitol Records and released her first EP My Name is Jess Kent in November.
While Kent has had a successful stint supporting Troye Sivan in the US, it makes sense for Coldplay to personally ask her to come along this April. She was singled out by the band on Twitter after all.
Love this little video https://t.co/IfZJbVYsah PH
— Coldplay (@coldplay) November 13, 2015
(Technically the tweet is from creative director Phil Harvey but he’s practically the fifth member of Coldplay.)
Here’s another lovely little video for Kent’s latest single, “The Sweet Spot”.