Genre: Indie Pop / Pop / Singer-Songwriter
Similar Artists: Jenny Owen Youngs, Katie Costello, Elina (aka Elina Wells)
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Jess Penner is yet another aurally-appealing artist I discovered via Noisetrade. She is a singer-songwriter that produces songs that offer hope in the face of hardships and heartbreak. We need positive songs in a time where a lot of the music produced today is filled with lyrics that encourage trash-talk and bitterness. Growing in the Cold is the more recent of her two album releases, containing twelve rather cute yet mature tracks that are a great mix of rock and pop with an electro music box feel to them. The lyrics are backed up by flawless instrumentation and high quality mixing.
I really enjoyed this album. Though it is a slightly older release, it is a collection of beautifully written and thoughtful tracks that I find myself listening to on a regular basis. The lyrical aspects offer some rather cool storytelling aspects that never fail to get my creative side churning over. Interested in giving some of Jess Penner’s music a listen before making a purchase? You can find a stream of her two albums via the soundcloud widgets on the music page of her website.