According to A&R Factory, with her first single, “the Canadian-born, New York-based singer-songwriter hasn’t failed to amass plenty of attention with the magnetic vocal style and emotively piercing lyricism contained within Slow Burn.
And it really isn’t hard to hear the appeal. Written within the melancholy of the candid and poignant lyricism is a generous serving of catharsis which will ensure that long after this track has faded out, the haunting introspective will stay with you.” And after a string of much-acclaimed singles, Jenny announces her long-awaited self-titled EP, “I Never Thought You Were Listening” today, out October 1.
In celebration of this announcement, she has also dropped the new, heartfelt & lyrically rich song “Where Did the Time Go.” Jenny says of the track to Rock and Roll Globe: “Where Did The Time Go” is an intensely personal and self-reflective song about dealing with anxiety. I started writing this song in quarantine while having an existential crisis, and not knowing what my purpose was, or why I was existing. While it’s dark in nature it was very cathartic to write. There’s something powerful in laying out your fears and anxieties and admitting that you don’t have all the answers.
The video, which is also SPIN’s Video of the Day, directed by Paige Starke of the band Tashaki Mikyaki, captures the sense of isolation and desolation when trapped in your mind. When you’re questioning everything. It follows a woman who is anxiously sitting inside until she starts to wander the city and dance at night. It’s about being human and feeling every emotion. Just as the song shifts in dynamics so does the video. It’s a freeing experience.
Jenny performed around Montreal during University before moving to NYC in 2013 where she started as a Page at NBC. She then worked for acclaimed filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig and went on to become a producer in the film and television industry. In 2018 Jenny decided to take a leap of faith and pursue full time her passion for music. Drawing on her own experiences, her songs unfold through a confessional-style delivery revealing the strength that can only come through vulnerability.
“It’s almost cathartic, sharing emotion. Being open is not an easy feat for anyone. I want people to know that these songs come from an honest place. We all struggle to find comfort in ourselves while being open to the unexpected.”
In the fall of 2018, she recorded her debut EP and began performing at notable venues around New York City. Jenny’s debut EP is an intimate collection of songs from years of self-reflection on her personal experience with self-doubt, regret and the search for comfort in painful seasons.
In January 2019 she released her debut single, which received wide acclaim and immediately found an international audience on streaming platforms. Shortly after she released her debut EP in April 2019, she was invited on her first international tour in Europe and was featured on MTV, ABC and the CW.
“Jenny is expressive in her seriousness of her lyrics, she shows all the cards. Every ratchet of emotions, describes her struggles and valiant efforts to conquer. We are human, and Jenny understands. This experiment, called life, is hard. Jenny’s songs and storytelling makes things better.” – comeherefloyd
In fall 2019 Jenny recorded two singles “Satellite” and “Now We Know” with producer Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers, Chelsea Cutler, Valley) which highlighted intimate songwriting along with a dreamy indie pop sound.
Jenny’s first single release of 2021, “Coming Back For Me”, is another collaboration with producer Andy Seltzer. Released in January of this year, “Coming Back For Me” caught the attention of legendary radio voice and programmer Bruce Warren and has spun on XPN and NPR’s World Café. 2021 has also seen Jenny’s music placed on several Spotify editorial playlists including Fresh Finds, Indie All Stars and New Music Friday which collectively have well over 1 million followers.
“Soundtracking somber, self-reflection and the uglier sides of human emotion with upbeat and cosmic-infused melodies has become quite the signature sound for Jenny Kern” – When the Horn Blows