Jenna Kalista’s voice does it all. On the heels of her fiery pop single, “Phoenix,” the classically-trained Los Angeles songstress returns with “Progress Illinois,” a rollicking folk-tinged tune written and performed with her father.
“Progress Illinois” sparkles. Jenna’s father, Steve Bates, makes the track shimmer with his effort on keys, while Jenna’s versatile vocals twist and turn when steady delivery meets high-energy howls. “This song is super special to me because it was a familyproject,”Jenna reveals. A kindred spirit abounds on the track, bursting with instrumental camaraderie and confident arrangements. Together, Jenna Kalista and her father craft a lively family sing-along begging to be blasted at top volume.