American singer and songwriter Janesa Jaida Barrett, known professionally as Nessa Barrett has released a new song titled “Unnecessary Violence.”
In Nessa Barrett’s case, “Unnecessary Violence” is track number nine from her first full-length, Young Forever. In the song “Unnecessary Violence,” Nessa expresses her opinion that violent actions are never justified and that words can cause more harm than good.
On Young Forever, Nessa Barrett frequently discusses the attention that has been paid to her in the media. There were hints of the song as early as 2021; it was one of the earliest songs composed for the album.
Nessa Barrett reinstated the song after it had been removed from the playlist because it was one of her favorites. ASCAP now has the music on file. Nessa performed this song live on TikTok on September 12th, 2022.
Nessa Barrett rose to prominence on the video sharing app TikTok in 2019. The singer then began her music career in July 2020, when she released her piano-based ballad debut single “Pain”.
Nessa Barrett’s debut single was released shortly after signing with Warner Records, the label reaching out and eventually signing her after discovering clips of her singing on TikTok.
Nessa Barrett continued her music career, intending to embody a “dark, punk rock kind of vibe”, with the release of her second single “If U Love Me” in October 2020.
Shortly after, Nessa Barrett followed the song with a dark interpretation of “Santa Baby”, released in December 2020. In February 2021, Barrett released the track “La Di Die”, which explores the downfalls of fame with fellow alt-pop artist Jxdn, produced by Travis Barker.
Nessa Barrett and collaborator Jxdn, along with Barker, performed the single live for the first time on the April 7, 2021 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed the song again on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 12, 2021.
On June 25, 2021, Barrett released “Counting Crimes”, a song said by Barrett to be “about moving on from something toxic with an empowering bad bitch energy. Admitting that you have made mistakes, but the other person has done worse than you and understanding who really is the bad guy in the situation.”
Nessa Barrett confirmed on the Zach Sang Show in July 2021 that her debut EP would be titled Pretty Poison. The EP contains seven new tracks and was released on September 10, 2021.
September 10, 2021 coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, which Barrett states is “to show that there’s faith behind everything and that everyone is able to be happy whenever it’s right for them.”
Nessa Barrett earned her first entry on the US Billboard Hot 100 in August 2021, when her song “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” debuted at number 88.