Jessy Lanza is a Canadian electronic songwriter, producer, and vocalist from Hamilton, Ontario. Lanza was listed as one of the best new artists of 2013 by XLR8R. Her debut album, Pull My Hair Back, was mentioned by The Guardian as "the latest and possibly greatest of the new ethereal soul girls" and ranked #4 on Resident Advisor's Top 20 Albums of 2013. Pull My Hair Back was co-written and co-produced with Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys and released on the UK's Hyperdub record label. Laced with funk, soul, R&B, and haunting high-register vocals, Lanza cites Missy Elliot and Timbaland as early influences on her songwriting. Lanza grew up playing piano and studying jazz.
The album Pull My Hair Back was a shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.