INTRO BY MADDEN LEVIN
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
It is no doubt that being around music all her life helped this next star become who she is today. Who are we talking about? Jenna Kyle, of course! Jenna's debut single, Dust, was released in January of this year. Ever since then, she has been working on creating the next best thing for her audience, and she has succeeded. In this exclusive interview, we spoke with Jenna Kyle about her newest single, Summer with You, and more! Make sure to keep your eye out for this talent!
How did you first become interested in music?
JENNA: "Music accompanied every activity growing up - cleaning to disco makes things way more fun! We had an old upright piano that I remember plucking at as a really little kid and learning how to sing the same note I was playing. I’ve been singing since I could remember."
Who are some of your musical influences?
JENNA: "It’s all over the place… Etta James, Miriam Makeba, David Byrne, Joni Mitchell, Hall & Oates, Earth Wind and Fire, Massive Attack, Radiohead, James Blake, alt-J, Bon Iver, Bonobo."
Your debut single Dust was released this past January and reached #25 on the US and Canadian 50 Top Viral charts – how did it feel when you first found that out?
JENNA: "I was so excited that people were listening to my music! It gave me the confidence to keep writing and keep producing.
What is your songwriting process like?
JENNA: "I write daily, sometimes just little poems or ideas. I try to have a system, but it’s usually the things that come up out of the corners of thought, while I’m busy doing something else, that are the best."
Can you tell us a little about your new single Summer with You?
JENNA: "Summer with You is a bit of a love song; returning to California, and trying to let go of living for other people - saying and doing what you want. With Wes [Wes James of Le Youth] we had been wanting to do a song together, so it was just a matter of finding time to get in the same room. The lyrics came up organically out of me being in his Venice Beach studio, realizing how much I missed California and that environment."
What is your dream venue to perform in?
JENNA: "I was just out at Red Rocks in Colorado with the band Joseph and Amos Lee, and it was amazing."