Indie Dream Pop Anthem by Jenny Kern

Jenny Kern – Photo by Maya Rothman

Introducing Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based indie dream/pop artist Jenny Kern. With a magnetic vocal style and emotively piercing lyricism, Kern’s music has been amassing plenty of attention around the globe. Having originally started as a Page at NBC, Kern then went on to work for acclaimed filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, before eventually becoming a producer in the film and television industry. In 2018 Kern decided to take a leap of faith and pursue her passion for music full time. 

Kern’s music often touches on her personal experiences, which she narrates through confessional lyrics, allowing her to show both her strengths and vulnerabilities. Covering topics that we face as human beings, her music details everything from anxiety, depression, getting older, interpersonal relationships, gratitude, love and loss, Kern confides, ”I think most people assume that my music skews toward lyrical sadness but I always try to inject a hopeful undercurrent to it. I want people to feel like there’s hope and just because something feels heavy doesn’t mean that it’s going to be that way forever.”

Her latest single “Move On” conveys acknowledging the need to let go of someone or something. Kern speaks about the importance of distancing yourself from people or things that have caused you harm and that by doing so, you are able to work through your emotions and ultimately find inner-strength and a new found confidence. The songwriter shares, “This song is about moving on after the end of a relationship. It’s an anthem, a sort of charging forward and getting to understand what you want. At first you don’t know how to navigate the emotions that are hitting you in the moment so the lyrics toy with that vulnerability. But ultimately it’s an empowering way to realize you can heal yourself.” 

Sonically, “Move On” takes inspiration from the likes of LEON, Minke, Holly Humberstone and Sasha Alex Sloan. Shimmering with iridescent synths, echoing vocals and anthemic drums, Kern’s soaring voice oozes pure emotion, creating a heartbreaking, yet empowering atmosphere, while still being truly relatable.  With features on MTV, ABC and the CW, Kern has found herself connecting with major industry producers and writers. Recent months have also seen Kern’s music placed on several Spotify editorial playlists including Fresh Finds, Indie All-Stars and New Music Friday which collectively have over a million followers. Garnering a global audience, humbling praise from the likes of Earmilk, Variance and Ones to Watch, and management in original Glee producer Michael Novick, Kern illustrates impeccable music ability.