A LETTER FROM JEN:
On January 1, 2016, I looked back at the past year and was embarrassed. I felt like I had stalled out a bit. I was bored. I was complacent. It was cold as hell outside. I sent a few e-mails and started 2016 on a better foot. What about now? As I write this, it is the 26th of November, 2016.
2016 has been the most fulfilling year of my life. It's also been the most anxious one. I spent it working on initiatives I care about (from environmental sustainability to women and LGBTQIA+ rights), writing, and creating a new LP with my little voice. But with the recent political events, I can't help but feel a deep anxiety and fear for the "weirdos" like me out there.
This project is honest about what I struggle with: anxiety < vulnerability, what it means to "be a woman", and how we all collectively grapple with the constant – but changing – human condition. These are the kind of songs I wish fourteen-year-old me would have heard on the radio. Maybe then I would have known that I wasn't such a weirdo. Or at least I'd know there was more of us out there.
I can't wait to share it with all you weirdos.