New Music: Jennah Bell: Early Bird EP

By Coolhand Luke  |  March 3rd, 2011  |  Published in Music,

Jennah Bell’s debut is, in a word, personal. At some point you’ll see yourself in one of the music pictures she illustrates, even if it’s the emotional you that you’re hiding from others. That’s what happens when artists are honest. The most personal things become universal because the feelings are real.
In Bell’s case real is being honest about missing former flames, wondering aloud “Do You Still Love Me,” and recognizing fear. Staying away from the overproduction that plagues many artists, the simple and raw sound makes the project, and message conveyed, a bit more authentic. The Early Bird EP features all new tracks, so if you want to hear “3hrs, 59min (New York)” you’ll have to go watch the Subway Series again. The new lo-fi tracks work together to answer the question who is Jennah Bell? and prompt more questions like “What’s next?” and “When is she performing out here?”

Miss Bell is back in Boston now studying at the prestigious Berklee School of Music, but we’ll let you know when she’s back in the Bay. For now check out her work with Making Music Herstory and download the Early Bird EP.
The 38th favorite is “Shotgun City.”

Still what is there left to say?
Too tired to shout, too lonely to go away
But I want to know you’re ok
That you’re living your life
And not lost in the heart of the shotgun city.

Steer clear of the lights
And look at the moon
And when you look at the sky
I’m looking at the same sky
As you.

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