JEEN

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In the opening seconds of her latest record, JEEN posits a thought: maybe I’ll be gone. It’s not hard to imagine where that sentiment comes from, recorded and produced in the midst of a global pandemic that has wreaked havoc on every corner of every industry, it’s easy to see the desire to ask questions about what comes next.

What comes next is Dog Bite, the new LP from Toronto-based performer Jeen O’Brien. What started as an EP quickly grew to a full-length LP, coming in at 11 songs (including a knockout cover of a Sepultura jam). Recorded while demoing at home and jumping into Pro Gold Studio in the brief moments between lockdowns, it’s hard to not read the impact of covid into every line, but think of Dog Bite as a pandemic record at your own peril. This is a record bursting at the seams with the desire for more, peeling back the layers of isolation and exposing a yearning for connection, for love and all the parts of our lives we’ve had to put away.

Evoking the spirit of everything from the best fuzzy guitar riffs in The Breeders catalogue to the indie-rock pop of The New Pornographers and all the stops in between, JEEN puts it all on display in Dog Bite. Lead single “Don’t Wait” featuring Ian Blurton (Change of Heart, Future Now) is a sonic road trip, a winding road of breezy guitars and boisterous choruses, while “Maybe I’ll Be Gone” is the sound of dancing in the pit with reckless abandon, a gritty pop kickoff to a record that is every bit as much about the desire to see where we’re going as it is worrying about where we are. The music landscape might be changed forever, Dog Bite dares to ask what we are coming back to.

Dog Bite was recorded at Pro Gold Studios in Toronto, co-produced by Jeen and Ian Blurton and will be released on all digital streaming services and physical formats October 2021.

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08-20-2020

JEEN has released an awesome new track called “Deep End”, Listen on Reignland Magazine

Jeen has released a brand new track called “Deep End” Jeen first dipped her toes into the music industry at the age of 16, busking on Toronto’s Queen West. It was there she and her band were scooped up by the Jeff Healey team, managed by them for the half decade that followed. This song […]

08-20-2020

New Look, Who Dis: Jeen on Dusty Organ

Toronto indie pop artist Jeen was working on finishing her new self-titled album when she realized she needed another song or two to round it out. Feeling frustrated, tired, and defeated with running out of ideas, she ended up channeling those emotions to draw out her new single “Deep End”. Fans of Little Dragon, Carly […]

08-20-2020

Tinnitist Shares New Single “Deep End” by Jeen

Canadian indie alt-pop songstress Jeen premieres a “crisp, laid back” new single Deep End, the first to come from her forthcoming self-titled album to be released Oct. 9. Despite its shimmery, electro-pop vibes, Deep End draws inspiration from dealing with depression and anxiety, and is co-produced by Jeen and renowned Toronto musician/producer Ian Blurton (Change […]

08-20-2020

Jeen Gets Ian Blurton and Brendan Canning for New Album via Exclaim!

Canadian alt-pop songwriter Jeen is gearing up for a new album. Simply called Jeen, the record arrives on October 9, and the artist born Jeen O’Brien once again roped in some notable helping hands.

08-20-2020

Jeen Makes It Through the “Deep End” with Laid Back New Single, Listen on American Songwriter

Even if that were the only thing one were told about “Deep End””before hearing its primary instrumentation and central tonality set, the parallel would still stand. The majority of this song is propelled by clean and precise synth tones, consistent cymbal splashes on the upbeat of measures in the verses and, save for a few […]

12-06-2018

Jeen reminds I’m Good I’m Gone of that fun friend that knows how to have a good time better than anyone else – stream “Any Moment” now!

11-17-2018

“Pull Out Your Knives” by Jeen is added to Shareriff’s ROCK MY POP PARTY Spotify playlist!

11-14-2018

Happy release day to Jeen’s ‘Gift Shop,’ officially out now!

11-14-2018

SONG PREMIERE: Big Takeover Magazine premieres “Pull Out Your Knives,” the latest single from Jeen!

09-26-2018

“Medicate Me” by Jeen is Turn Up The Volume’s Pick of the Day!

09-10-2018

SONG PREMIERE: Stream the official premiere of “Medicate Me,” Jeen’s latest single, through Billboard!

08-06-2018

VIDEO PREMIERE: Jeen shares her new visuals for “Any Moment” at Exclaim!

08-06-2018

“Any Moment” by Jeen is one of Magnetic Magazine’s 15 Best Indie Tracks of July 2018!

08-04-2018

Jeen reminds I’m Good I’m Gone of that fun friend that knows how to have a good time better than anyone else – stream “Any Moment” now!

08-03-2018

CHILLFILTR.com stream/review “Any Moment,” the new single from Jeen!

07-27-2018

The brand new singles from both Jeen and Basement Revolver are featured in Music Enthusiast’s latest New Music Revue!

07-26-2018

“Any Moment,” Jeen’s ‘soaring blues-rock-inspired stomper,’ is included in the latest edition of Mystic Sons’ New Music Discovery!

07-26-2018

Hear Jeen’s new offering “Any Moment” through El Tino!

07-25-2018

Jeen’s “Any Moment” ‘…is like the first cup of coffee – a wide-eyed wake-up call that immediately perks you up’ – hear it in The Revue’s The Matinee!

07-25-2018

SONG PREMIERE: Jeen shares “Any Moment” with Indie88Toronto!