Jen Janet is a multimedia solo musical project, with long-term industry experience as both a solo artist and frontwoman. With her previous rock bands she toured the east coast of the US, opening for bands such as Motionless in White, Amorphis, Saving Abel, Buckcherry, The Amity Affliction, and many more. She was nominated for best female vocalist for awards in New England, Rhode Island, and Worcester Massachusetts. Her first music video, “Possession,” was nominated for best music video in the Chicago Indie Film Festival and Venice Shorts Film Fest in Los Angeles.
Meeting Jen Janet for the first time, I was enamored with her sense of style and the posture she held, as if she could reach the heavens with her sense of grace.
Janet has released four new singles within the year 2021, all of which grow progressively heavier in nature, from her rich description of the gardens she traverses through in a toxic relationship in “My Garden” to defeating stereotypes placed on creative women in “The Mother.”
Initially, we met in the safe environment outdoors, full of bustling children and essential workers making their way home for the day as spring glimmered in the horizon. As time went on, however, we decided it was best to conduct the interview in her home studio, where she shared her creative space to perform and answer our questions.
Jen Janet performed three of her solo tracks. Being involved in multiple bands, she says quarantine allowed her to hone in on her craft in new ways, including the beginning of this project as a soloist. Produced, written, and curated by her, all of the tracks showcase her vocals in many new ways, blending the definition of genre all while expanding her horizons from dark pop to metal.
This Bay Area musician is sure to become a style icon of the future, not just in her sense of dress and taste, but in everything that she is. Check out her performance and our full interview below: