Jenny Kern reveals the relentlessly honest truth about struggling with constant anxiety in her newest single, “Where Did The Time Go.” Anxiety, like all internal and mental struggles, has a tendency to turn you against yourself. While your brain is telling you one thing and your body another, you often are left feeling lost. The search for meaning in life amongst unforgiving bouts of anxiety is explored in this new track.
Jenny is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter with a dreamy indie-pop sound. Her magnetic vocal style and emotive lyricism gained global attention in 2019 after the release of her debut single, “Slow Burn.” She was immediately invited on her first national tour in Europe and featured on MTV, ABC, and The CW. She released two singles in the fall of 2019 with producer Andy Seltzer and is still going strong in 2021 with some brand new tracks that have been placed on several Spotify editorial playlists. She shares the inspiration of her newest single,
I started writing this song in the midst of the pandemic while having an existential crisis of not knowing what my purpose was or why I was existing.
Produced with lush synths and vivacious rhythms, the layered sound feels bigger and brighter than her last track, while not putting on a front nor filtering out the darker thoughts. In the track, Jenny addresses the decidedly heavy search for life’s meaning, striking the listener with a kind of honest confusion. In a gentle tone, Jenny throws questions in the universe (“Where did the good go?/Where did it go?”) and seems to give up before they’re answered (“Cause I don’t know, I don’t know where to go anymore.”) The atmospheric soundscape balances the tender vocals and perceptive questions. This track initially grabs listeners’ attention with the production, but the relatable message prompts us to stay.