INTERVIEW: Jenny Plant

Hi Jenny, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hi! Thank you, great to chat to you. Feel like the last few months have all blurred into one slightly but keeping well!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Down To The Wire”?

Down to the Wire is a song about facing the reality that a relationship is slipping away and the frustration at the situation; particularly as it feels very one-sided. I co-wrote this with the artist Laura Welsh a while ago but only recently found the right producer to work on the track with. I am excited to finally have it out in the world!

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Yes, it is very much based around an old relationship where I realistically knew it was over for a while but held out. He was so bad at communicating feelings hence the lyric ‘and I can’t get nothing from you’.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

Not at the moment, although I have been approached by Mahogany sessions to do an acoustic video of the song so that should be out soon.

The single comes off your new EP New Moon – what’s the story behind the title?

The title New Moon reflects the elemental and ethereal feel of the music and the lyrics throughout. It also represents the narrative in the tracks of a new beginning, whether it is finally being able to accept yourself as you are or realising that the relationship you are in is not working, something is shifting, a fresh start.

How was the recording and writing process?

All the songs hold their own meanings for me and they have been written at different times over the past year or so. When it came to compiling the EP they just felt right together as body of work. Half of the EP was recorded at the beautiful AIR studios pre- lockdown and then the rest was recored remotely with my producer being based in Germany and I had various musicians recording from their homes. I had to learn a lot from a tech perspective which has been invaluable.

When describing this record, you mentioned a lot the word “imagery” – did you approach this EP as a visual record or a movie soundtrack, maybe going for something much cinematic?

Yes I think that with all my music I want to evoke that feeling of being taken off to another world and the imagery associated with that. I am heavily influenced by film music and the warming soundscapes which I hope comes across with my use of strings, warm pads and vocal harmonies.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Each song has it’s own story, all of which relate to experiences in my life. From the feeling of self acceptance described in Coming Home to the pain felt as a relationship is ending to being sung to sleep by my best friend after a crazy night in the middle of the Australian wildlife (Lullaby)!

Any plans to hit the road?

Hopefully! I guess we will have to wait and see what happens in the next few months but as soon as it is possible I would love to get out there and gig!

What else is happening next in Jenny Plant’s world?

I am releasing my next single in July which is exciting, its a cover but done a bit differently. I also have done some writing for a video game which is out in July so I am looking forward to the release of that. Apart from that, continuing to write and do some online gigs and fingers crossed hopefully being able to see more friends and family as this lockdown lifts!

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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