Jenny Kern talks mental health, songwriting, and her latest single 'Coming Back For Me'


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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.”

Jenny performed around Montreal during University before moving to NYC in 2013 where she started as a Page at NBC and quickly worked her way up to 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.”


Photo cred: Coley Krystyna

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. To learn more about these singles, click here for our interview with Jenny Kern in 2020.


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.


Jenny Kern is no stranger to our show, since this is her third time on air with us and we always have a good time. Check out our interview about her latest single, Coming Back For Me, and hear about what we can expect from her this year!


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