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Connecticut-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter Jenny Newman experiences release through music. She gravitated towards the medium as a child, while learning to co-exist with a brittle bone condition; because she wasn’t allowed to play contact sports, Newman spent her youth dancing and being babysat at a gospel church after school. 

Her sound is vulnerable and evocative, landing somewhere between the likes of Hole, BANKS, and Mazzy Star. 

 

On Newman’s sophomore EP, Love Languages, set to release in Q1 of 2024, she pushes the boundaries of her process by revisiting past traumas in the search to be a better lover.

Full Bio Connecticut-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter Jenny Newman experiences release through music. She gravitated towards the medium as a child, while learning to co-exist with a brittle bone condition; because she wasn’t allowed to play contact sports, Newman spent her youth dancing and being babysat at a gospel church after school. “I was really inspired by the powerful singers in the choir and it resonated with me how they told stories through songs,” she says. In high school, Newman took up the guitar and started a band with her best friends. They wrote music together and played shows across town, ultimately encouraging Newman to attend college in California to seriously pursue her artistry. Newman’s first EP, Daydream, was produced by Adam Castilla of Orange County alternative act The Colourist, who had a formative impact on Newman taking her art seriously, after hearing her sing through mutual friends. The duo serendipitously ended up neighbors over Covid, and they saw their ample downtime as a good excuse to record together. “I genuinely feel the universe was pushing me to do it by putting Adam ten feet from where I lived. He and I went through the pages of my journals together and instantly clicked over our weird life stories,” Newman says. She believes his support allowed her to realize her purpose on this earth is to impact peoples’ lives through her artistic output. The end result of their partnership lands somewhere between the sounds of Hole, BANKS, and Mazzy Star. Newman’s sound is vulnerable and evocative. Because she views her approach as being similar to that of a novelist, it seems fitting that she comes from a family of writers—a knack for vivid imagery is in her blood. “I like to draw upon things that I’ve been through, personal stories or observations, document those in my journal, and then come back later to make inferences and find larger meanings,” she says. On Newman’s sophomore EP, Love Languages, set to release in Q1 of 2024, she pushes the boundaries of her process by revisiting past traumas in the search to be a better lover. [Ted Davis]

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