JENN GRANT REFLECTS ON 5 DAYS IN MAY IN HER COVER OF BLUE RODEO’S 1993 TUNE
PART OF A COLLECTION OF SELF-PRODUCED
REIMAGINED CANADIAN CLASSICS
WATCH 5 DAYS IN MAY VISUALIZER
JOIN JENN AS SHE HOSTS NEW VARIETY SHOW JENNY TOWN
Toronto, ON – May 21, 2021 – As the month is nearing a close, Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter and producer, Jenn Grant, takes 5 Days In May in a spirited way. Released today, Jenn’s immersive and emotive rendition of the Blue Rodeo song unravels as ethereal production, interwoven with haunting chords and heavy keys, are layered by graceful vocals. The track marks Jenn’s fourth release in a collection of self-produced covers of Canadian classics. Listen to 5 Days In May here and watch a mixed media visualizer for the song here.
“This song hovered around me in the 90’s, so it has a nostalgic quality for me. Singing it now and rediscovering it for myself I’ve noticed new images and new feelings as I go through the song,” Jenn says of her connection to the track. “There’s a darkness there that I’m not sure was so obvious before, but that maybe I’m shining a little light on. I’ve always loved this song, and suddenly it feels completely new to me again. It’s one of those melodies where my voice feels like it’s finding all the coziest corners of the room.”
The song follows Jenn’s April release, Flying On Your Own, a stunning cover of Rita MacNeil’s hit. It marked a full circle moment as a heartfelt ode to Jenn’s childhood experience witnessing her mother’s move to Nova Scotia, and a journey many can relate to: the drive to a new place and a brave step forward into a new, undetermined life. Listen to the song here and watch the video here.
In March, Jenn released a cover of Bird On The Wire (by Leonard Cohen), which was featured in the marketing campaign for the new Gabrielle Byrne film, Death Of A Ladies Man, and followed Chancellor, an inspired take on Gord Downie’s original, marking Jenn’s debut as a producer, having completed the track from her new home studio in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia.
On an international note, Jenn’s cover of Eye of The Tiger was featured in a new Renault advertisement, which premiered across French television networks last week – watch it here. Eye Of The Tiger has also been featured in NBC’s The Blacklist, and was used on the trailer for the Sky Documentary on Tiger Woods which came out last year.
While touring remains on hold, Jenn has been engaging with fans from around the world from her home in Nova Scotia with a new self-produced variety show on YouTube called Jenny Town, complete with conversation, music, baked goods, and family fun. Filmed and edited by Jenn with original music, the debut episode featured Amy Milan and Evan Cranley of STARS, and Lance Sampson of Aquakulture – watch it here. On Thursday, June 3, Blue Rodeo’s own, Greg Keelor, will make an appearance as a special guest.
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About Jenn Grant
In June of 2019, Jenn released her latest full-length album, Love, Inevitable. The record was a marker for a period of change in Jenn’s life; of moving through one moment and leaving it behind, almost carefree, for another. After making four consecutive albums with her husband, Daniel Ledwell (and being nominated for three JUNO Awards), Jenn stepped out of her usual comfort zone and reached out to Grammy nominated American producer and engineer, Tucker Martine. A synergetic and collaborative team was born, spending the bulk of the summer months recording in Portland, Oregon. Jenn earned earned four 2020 East Coast Music Award nominations for the album: Folk Recording of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year, Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year, and Fans’ Choice Video of the Year for Keep A Light On. In February of 2020, she followed up with Reimagine EP, which acted as a companion piece to Love, Inevitable. The EP was recorded around Nashville and at Echo Lake Recordings in Nova Scotia, and featured three new original tracks, a cover of Don Henley’s Boys Of Summer, and an acoustic version of Love, Inevitable single, Raven.