Jenny Banai is an old soul and a child of the nineties, and as such, has inherited both the contemplative wonder and the wardrobe of her parents. She is a fresh and authentic voice who pairs powerhouse vocal abilities with unique and clever pop arrangements. “She is able to ebb her voice in dynamic with masterful control, rocking you gently into a dream, yet gripping your ears to keep you awake: lucid and loose” (SAD MAG).
Often garnering comparison to vocalists such as Feist and Jeff Buckley, Jenny Banai’s creative influences range from Andy Shauf to Patrick Watson to The Cranberries. She blends jazz, folk, and rock into sophisticated pop music that both celebrates and laments the dynamic of human relationships and the relationship with one’s self and with God. “Her songs are a totally unique blend of folk, jazz, and indie rock with lyrics that often veer from the usual territory of romantic relationships in existential and even spiritual concerns. I’ve watched her stun audiences in clubs and living rooms-including my own!” (Hip Hop Artist, Shad).
Following her self-released debut album, Flowering Head (2015), Jenny independently undertook several Canadian tours, collaborated on the documentary Where We Come Home, and early in 2017, her song Boars was featured on TV and web series The Drive. In 2018, Jenny received Fraser Valley Music Awards, Folk Artist Of The Year. Jenny’s new album entitled, couchwalker is scheduled for release September 17.
Banai says that ‘couchwalker grew up into an album with the all-too-eager help of heartbreak, uncertainty and questions to do with faith.’ Each song embodies a timeless longing of the soul for mutual understanding and deep connection. Alas, Jenny flutters from one couch to the next; from one conversation to the next, feeling wholly affected by the state of the world, of her friends and of her own heart- all the while finding ground in what she believes is true.
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