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.
Today, Janet releases her final single of 2021, “The Mother,” a melodic and feminist rock anthem filled with some of her most beautiful vocals to date. Jen’s powerful message in her lyrics share the discord in pursuing a career and balancing it with the possibility of having a family, and the pressures placed upon each woman in feeling like they have to make that choice. Paired with the release, her self-directed music video depicts concrete visuals battling the stereotypes as a woman, especially in the creative industry.
The Mother” was written about the frustration many young women feel between focusing on their careers, or having children. In my own experience, many millennial women are choosing not to have children, even if they want to, because they feel unfair expectations are placed upon them to both be a perfect mother, and a perfect career-driven individual. There also are not many female voices in the metal and hard rock genre, and I feel this subject is important to draw attention to. The video begins in suburbia, centering around a housewife who aspires to be a painter, an artist. But she has many household responsibilities and feels frustrated with her situation. I purposely wanted to make the video a bit jarring and uncomfortable, just a ‘not quite right’ sort of feeling.
~ Jen Janet
The single is now available on all streaming platforms. Listen now: