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JEEN has entered the 2020s with boot firmly planted in the current musical landscape. 

JEEN (2020), Dog Bite (2021) and the forthcoming Tracer (2022) could be a trilogy of sorts. A strong reflective collection and a call on song to navigate these last couple of years. JEEN is a heady intoxicating record.  Each track swirls with a sense of naivety and wild abandon. A “before times” if you will. With Dog Bite there is an enveloping intensity and immediacy which strongly reflects the moment in which it was recorded where all were being strangled and suffocated by the pandemic. Dog Bite might have the monicker of something ferocious and the sneer to back it but with Tracer there is a more vulnerable and fragile quality to JEEN’s vocals. Both warmer and less angular. Perhaps affected by past experience, perhaps intentional. Whichever way one can’t argue how intimate a space she creates on this album, vocally and sonically. Upon first listen one quickly realizes Tracer is an immersive experience. A challenge or even a dare, to sit with and allow oneself to be taken in and even more so taken over.

There will be four singles lifted from this ten tracker. The first three “On and On,” “Mountain” and “Chemical Emotion” lead the album track list. The spangly “Chemical Emotion” starts us off, takes our hand and the carousel begins. “On and On” is a gritty rollercoaster ride which embodies the immediacy and urgency of now framed by a distorted and echoed vocal. “Mountain”‘s hazy shoegaze evokes those summer nighttime drives on the open road with your best mates where song envelopes the entire moment. 

Other tracks that strive for the spotlight are “Heaven X Headrush” with its thundering industrial energy as well as the fuzzy and heady “No Way Around” which flexes its glam punk muscle with ease. “Gone Too Far” slinks along until it absolutely doesn’t. There is no filler here, all killer.

Without sounding dated or cliche, JEEN takes us down the rabbit hole of decades past yet this feels very present. The influences are here. Grunge. Punk. Garage. Shoegaze, Prog and Psych rock. Tracer exudes the warmth of something familiar without being or feeling nostalgic. Every great record shares what the artist loves and inspires them with the listener. This is where Tracer absolutely shines. Yet this is all JEEN and this is her best.

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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!