Jessica Magoch’s new album Trivial Pursuit is genre-bending masterpiece which is heavily influenced by Caro Emerald and Norah Jones given how the sound and songwriting are influenced by Caro Emerald and Norah Jones. Her album uses that electronically processed electro swing style sound with a retro feel. There is a major inclusion of swing hop. Overall her new album leans toward a jazz pop sound that is very soothing and vibrant at the same time leaving an everlasting feeling. Swing music meets jazz pop and Philly hip hop on this amazing jazz album.
Jessica sings about how much of a wholesome pure good girl she is on the opening song called I’m a Good Girl. The song has that sweet wholesome jazz pop sound that is suitable for all audiences.
The song uses a bit of swing hop. Here is an example of swing hop in these lyrics. “But don’t be fooled by my exterior state/’Cause I can rhyme a rhyme/And I can bust a beat/And I’ll make your heart melt/When I turn up the heat”
Jessica is a wholesome pure good girl who doesn’t have any tattoos. She doesn’t smoke pot or drink booze. Nor does she pop pills. She dots her I’s and crosses her T’s while watching her P’s and Q’s. Jessica is a good girl. Why is that so bad to you?
Jessica is a working girl in a material world just paying the bills. She wakes up early and doesn’t go to bed late. But don’t be fooled by her exterior state because she can rhyme a rhyme and can bust a beat. And she’ll make your heart melt when she turns up the heat. She won’t be sending you nude pics. So don’t think she’s rude. She is prude. But she’s always in the mood. So if you treat Jessica right tonight, you might just get scrumdidliumptious. She is cookin’ up some treats. Her father said she is the marrying type. But don’t believe the hype because even good girls can be a little bad.
Jessica expresses her lust and worldly desires on the biblical ecclesial themed jazz song called Forbidden Fruit. The song uses religious themes based on the religions of Christianity and Judaism with the latter being Christianity. She sings in such a lovely manner over her sordid hymns.
Welcome to her Garden. Take a look around. Anything you want is yours. She is your playground. Snake on up her apple tree. Slither around her limbs. Pluck an apple from her boughs and sing her sordid hymns. You know you want it too. What are you gonna do? Make all your fantasies true when you take a bite of Jessica’s forbidden fruit.
Why the hesitation? Why do you look so scared? Don’t you want a taste? A little nibble if you dare. You’re her Adam. Her Adonis. She is your Athena and your Eve. So come and shake her apple tree. And make some history.
Trivial Pursuit Jessica is wondering what has got her hanging to a certain man. She just wants him to take her heart. But he is playing with her heart emotionally. Is this a trivial pursuit? That is the gist of the fun creative jazz pop song Trivial Pursuit. Trivial Pursuit is a mix of Bourbon Street Swing and Philly Hip Hop, a tribute to her favorite 80s board games and to the game of love. The song has won the John Lennon Songwriting Award for Love Song of Week and the Philadelphia Music Awards for Jazz.
These are the messages of the song. Lovers may come and lovers may go. Some will break your heart and some will make it grow. Love is just a sport. You lose some and some you win.
The song uses gaming imagery based on the game Trivial Pursuit. This is what made the lyrics to the song fun and creative. Here are examples of some of the lyrics that use gaming imagery based on the game Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit, yo, I’ll give you a Clue
Do you see this Pictionary that I’m drawing you for you?
It’s like scribble Scrabble
You’ve got my words all crossed and I’m starting to babble,
‘Cause it Boggles my mind, it’s got me full of strife
So many questions and no answers in this Game of Life.
On my heart, you’ve got a Monopoly
And you’ve got it plotted methodically
So sink my Battleship and take my Queen
When you check, check, check me, mate, it’s making me scream!
Do you Pac-it-in-Man, can you go all night?
Like a Hungry Hungry Hippo will you do me right?
Then climb up my Chute, I’ll slide down your Ladder,
My Candyland’s better than cookie dough batter
Like a Barrel of Monkeys, we’ll be rolling around
I’ll have you squirming like a Centipede on the playground
But we’ve spun around this board
One too many times
You’re playing by the rules
Is this a Trivial Pursuit that’s got me hanging onto you? Oh
Is this a Trivial Endeavor?
Just take my heart
It’s now or never
Am I just a game to you?
A game that’s only meant for two?
The lyrics “Do you Pac-it-in-Man, can you go all night?/Like a Hungry Hungry Hippo will you do me right?/Then climb up my Chute, I’ll slide down your Ladder” were a fun lyrical way to describe sexual intercourse using gaming imagery with the chute being Jessica’s vagina and the ladder being the man’s penis. That is also some game symbolism.
Is this a trivial pursuit that’s got Jessica hanging onto this man? Is this a trivial endeavor? She just wants him to take her heart. It’s now or never…
Jessica saw this last night. He was looking fine. Boy, how she’d like to make him hers. But they’ve spun around this board one too many times. He is playing by the rules. But her rules are undefined.
Is Jessica just a game to this man? A game that’s only meant for two? He’s playing with her heart. She should’ve known it from the start. She figured out his strategy. He is slaying Jessica with flattery. But he’s playing with fire and the stakes keep getting higher.
She’ll give him a Clue. Does he see this Pictionary that Jessica is drawing you for him? It’s like scribble Scrabble. He’s got her words all crossed and she is starting to babble because it Boggles her mind. It’s got Jessica full of strife. So many questions and no answers in this Game of Life. He has got a Monopoly on her heart. However he’s got it plotted methodically. Jessica wants him to her Battleship and take her Queen when he achieves a checkmate on her. It’s making her scream!
Does he Pac-it-in-Man. Can he go all night? Does he Pac-it-in-Man. Can he go all night like a Hungry Hungry Hippo?Then he’d better climb up her Chute. She’ll slide down hid Ladder. Her Candyland’s better than cookie dough batter. Like a Barrel of Monkeys, they’ll be rolling around. She’ll have him squirming like a Centipede on the playground.
Lovers may come and lovers may go. Some will break your heart and some will make it grow. Love is just a sport. You lose some and some you win. But Jessica a gambling girl. So let the games. Let the games begin!
Is it Bad that I Want You? explored Jessica’s desire for her man to sleep with her. However her man is too damn confused to get out of his head. So Jessica remains alone. This has been haunting and hurting Jessica. With its dynamic sections and evocative lyrics, this song explores the confusing complexities of desire.
Is it bad that Jessica wants and needs her man? Is it bad that she wants him to sneak in her room and take her away? Jessica wants to pin her man down and imprint his body into her skin. But she hate to admit that because the thought makes her sick that she might fall asleep without tasting his lips without feeling the weight of his body on her. Undulating and pulsating a rhythm in time. What’s the harm in keeping him warm as they crash underneath the stars? That is what she is wondering.
Is it bad she already imagined the scenery of them being together? These lyrics get a bit 112. “From your hands in my hair/To your breath on my neck/To your belt on my bedroom floor”
But she’ll lay here instead without him in her bed because he’s too damn confused to get out of his head. Never in time will their bodies collide. This has been haunting and hurting Jessica. Clearly her man is not ready yet.
Stop Me from Falling in Love with You is a song about a former lover of hers that had been playing trivial games with her. She needs someone to stop her from falling in love with her former lover.
Jessica remembers the day her ex-lover said they were through. This of course left her heart black and blue. So she can’t fall back in love with her previous lover. He was playing those trivial games once again. She thought that he said they could only be friends. Her life was finally on the mend. Then he turned up the dust of his love once again.
He knows Jessica can’t resist with the way he persists. So don’t he shouldn’t be surprised when he causes his own demise. Because Jessica can’t help falling in love again. Jessica knows that he is falling in love with her too. He thinks that she haven’t a clue. But he can’t hide those feelings inside. Maybe it’s wrong. Maybe it’s right. Who’s to decide?
Yet she will love him back. They will get through it somehow. Although she can’t show it. He’ll know that she is falling in love again. She needs someone to stop her from falling in love with her former lover.
Jessica sang about how no one has ever wrote a song about her on the song No One Ever Wrote a Song about Me. This song spoke to the rejects and outcasts of the world. No one ever wrote a song about Jessica Magoch. Not even half a verse. She doesn’t deserve a melody. Not a painting or a poem or graffiti on a bus. So if no one ever wrote a song about you, come and sing it with Jessica Magoch.
Jessica sings about how her man does look at her anymore on the song You Don’t Look at Me Anymore. The song is filled with heartbreak and sad emotion.
Jessica can walk across the room. Her man don’t even notice her. What does she have to do to be seen? She can buy a new dress to try to impress her man. But then he asks why she is trying so hard. Guess he didn’t see he crying. He doesn’t look at Jessica like he loves her anymore. She doesn’t know what they’re fighting for anymore.
He doesn’t wait up for her like he used to before like in the past. And when Jessica sings too loud, he shuts the door only to ignore her and her singing. What Jessica wants is a man who will wait up for her all night. A man who will stand up for her and fight the fight.
Zoom is the galactical jazz pop closer of the album where Jessica sings about her wanting her man to take her to outer space and fly around on a spaceship with her man. The song uses a NASA Apollo 11 sample to fit with the galactical sounds and vibe.
Jessica wants her man to take her to outer space because she has just gotta get outta this place and fly around on a spaceship with her man. And Zoom beyond the horizon blue.
She just wants to just soar above the stars. Just him and her on a trip to Mars. She is done with this mundane scene. She wants to take a ride on his Rocket Machine that will take them away from here. She has got to get her mind clear. The gravity’s pulling her under the sea. She is drowning in her own anxiety. Basically she’s just gotta get free. If he doesn’t come, she’s gonna go alone. She’ll figure out how to use all those controls. Because Jessica is Zoom, Zoom, Zoomin’ away today.
I rate this album 5/5*****!!