White Horse (Jessica 6 song)

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"White Horse"
Single by Jessica 6
from the album See the Light
Released January 7, 2011 (2011-01-07)
Format CD single, digital download, 12"
Genre Disco, house, funk, nu-disco
Length 4:59
Label Peacefrog Records
Jessica 6 singles chronology
"Fun Girl"
(2009)
"White Horse"
(2011)
"Prisoner of Love"
(2011)
Music video
"White Horse" on YouTube

"White Horse" is a song performed by the Brooklyn-based trio Jessica 6, taken from their debut album See the Light. It was released in January 2011, as the album's second single by Peacefrog Records. The song was featured in the campaign film for the Mugler menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2012 titled "Brothers of Arcadia."[1][2]

Composition[edit]

"White Horse" is an uptempo disco-pop song with house and funk influences.[3][4] According to David Welsh of musicOMH, the song's disco influences thud into "Donna Summer-esque retro-styled glory."[5]

Criticial reception[edit]

"White Horse" received positive reviews from music critics. In a review for The Guardian, Michael Cragg felt that the song creates a "fresh take on 70s disco and filtered house with a dash of funk. But while Hercules & Love Affair sound like they now lack a distinctive vocalist, Jessica 6 are elevated by Ruiz's smoky, melancholic voice."[4] Likewise, Robin Murray of Clash noticed a "definite pop touch, but that doesn’t discredit some fantastic production."[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "White Horse" was directed by Marco Avando and aided by Ava Sanjurjo. Nomi Ruiz explained in an interview with Brightest Young Things, the main idea behind the music video of "White Horse." She said that the video "started off with a biker theme. Once Ava Sanjurjo came in as stylist along with Marco and I, it really took its own shape. It was all very improvised but wound up paying homage to NY and night life."[7] The video premiered on Perez Hilton's website on 28 February 2011.[8]

Live performances[edit]

Jessica 6 performed "White Horse" at the Greek MAD Video Music Awards on 14 June 2011.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[11]
  1. "White Horse" – 5:02
  2. "Pressed" – 6:11
  • Digital download (Remixes)[12]
  1. "White Horse" – 4:59
  2. "White Horse" (Radio Edit) – 3:34
  3. "White Horse" (Tee's Inbox Remix) – 5:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Position
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[13] 34
Belgium Dance (Ultratop)[13] 36
European Hot 100 Singles[14] 67
Greece (IFPI)[14] 5

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 7 January 2011 12" single[15] Peacefrog Records
United States 17 April 2011 Digital download[11]
Belgium 16 May 2011 Promo CD single[13] V2 Records
United States 31 May 2011 Digital download (Remixes)[12] Peacefrog Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brillson, Leila (23 June 2011). "Nicola Formichetti’s Transgendered Muse Talks X-Rated ‘Brothers Of Arcadia’ Mugler Video". MTV. MTV Networks. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Cowles, Charlotte (23 June 2011). "Exclusive First Look: Nicola Formichetti’s New Muse, Nomi Ruiz, in V". New York. New York Media Holdings. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Antony Hegarty and Nomi Ruiz reunite for Jessica 6 LP – FACT magazine: music and art". FACT. 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Cragg, Michael (4 February 2011). "New music: Jessica 6 – White Horse". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Welsh, David. "Jessica 6 - See The Light". musicOMH. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Murray, Robin (18 April 2011). "Singles Round Up - April 18th". Clash. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Blodgett, Sam (8 April 2011). "BrightestYoungThings: Jessica 6's Nomi". Brightest Young Things. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Hilton, Perez (28 February 2011). "Watch & Listen: Take A Ride!". PerezHilton.com. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Nomi Ruiz ...". Nomionline.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Αξέχαστες live εμφανίσεις στα Mad VMA 2011 by Vodafone CU!". MAD Video Music Awards (in Greek). 15 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "White Horse – Single by Jessica 6". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "White Horse (Remix) – Single by Jessica 6". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c "Ultratop.be - Jessica 6 - White Horse". Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Jessica 6 White Horse @ Top40-Charts.com - Songs & Videos from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries". Top40-Charts.com. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Peacefrog: Releases : White Horse". Peacefrog Records. Retrieved 16 June 2011.