Hot As Sun is the electronic pop project of Los Angeles based singer-songwriter/composer Jamie Jackson. Jamie was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She moved to Nashville when she turned 18 years old and then headed to NYC where she worked at Electric Lady (Jimi Hendrix’s legendary studio). Artists like Radiohead, Patti Smith, Ric Ocasek, and D’Angelo were coming through, and it was during this time Jamie embraced the art of making records.
After moving to Los Angeles, Jamie began writing on her omnichord and experimenting with layered vocals. In a few short weeks, four tracks that would become Hot As Sun were born.This EP’s blissed-out atmospherics and jagged hooks immediately set the critics buzzing, with spins on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, and glowing reviews from taste-makers like Buzzbands, Billboard, and LA Times Brand X.
"Though Hot As Sun's debut EP's Come Come and Only A Woman are John Hughes montage-ready, the musicians go back even further on New Town with plonking keyboard chords and filtered vocals that sound like the Supremes by way of the Strokes." - David Greenwald LA Times
"Woozy electronic sound crosses Beach House, Zola Jesus and Little Dragon with a performance ethos that may owe something to the Dadaists, the Velvet Underground at the Exploding Plastic Inevitable and Allan Kaprow. " - Billboard Magazine
In 2013, Hot As Sun was signed by Last Gang records. The debut album, "Night Time Sound Desire" received rave reviews. Jamie opened for bands like Gotye, Foster the People and Phantogram.
“Hot As Sun’s record has been on regular rotation on many never-ending cruises through L.A., and that seems to be a consensus. I've turned on a dozen friends and colleagues to the record. The album kicks off with analog handclaps, and immediately spins into a girl-group-suggestive cycle of verses, choruses, humming organs and dance-friendly beats that doesn't end until the last note.” - Randall Roberts @ LA Times
"Driven by synths and the sensual singing of Jamie Jackson, the band’s music mostly fits firmly in the dance category. Jamie’s vocals have a good dose of reverb which creates this dreaminess. If Beach House turned dance pop, I could imagine it would sound a bit like this.” - Rachel Reynolds @ KCRW
In 2016, Jamie released a 4 song EP titled "Little Friend" with the help of Seth Kauffman (Lana Del Rey, Ray La Montagne) and production from The Gifted. Stereogum said "I Can Feel Your Love” saunters down the catwalk with enough pop hooks to make Carly Rae Jepson jealous."
Jamie's songs have appeared on shows like Pretty Little Liars, American Idol, Glee, CSI Miami, Vampire Diaries, LA Complex, Killjoys, Montecito Heights and many more. As a composer, Jamie has scored tv series for NBC, ABC, FOX, and TBS. She’s co-written and performed on 3 major network theme songs and is currently working as a composer on CW’s new show “Life Sentence” and a film called “Accidental Climber”.