Soule, known personally as Jennie, grew up in Brooklyn, New York City before relocating to Chicago in late 2019. She identifies as a queer Asian-American artist with an invisible disability. At age 15, she discovered her passion for music as a channel of self-expression and inspiring change and began writing lyrics in her bedroom and on subway trains.
Following a pandemic-charged period of isolation, self-reflection, and stagnant turmoil, her inner drive to manifest her creative ambitions into a reality only grew. Determined to push past circumstantial barriers, her music is infused with a palpable sense of passionate determinism.
Influenced by both 90s sounds like Deftones, Hole, and the Smashing Pumpkins and zeitgeist-leading modern acts such as Teen Suicide, Cherry Glazerr, and girl in red, Soule taught herself and ultimately found her sound on the guitar, an integral instrument in her creative process. Through her artistic platform, Soule endeavors to evoke relatable messages and empower marginalized voices like hers in the queer, BIPOC, and disability communities.
Today she returns with the release of her new single “Quarantine Scripts”, a track that does a great job capturing her influences as her sound fuses the realms of modern indie, shoegaze, and slowcore with angst-fueled vocal deliveries inspired by 90s alternative rock and feminist punk.
Soule comments “As a raw, somber track whose lyrics and music composition emerged out of my bedroom during quarantine, this song isn’t about a particular person but rather humanity personified as one. Imagine having these thoughts and reflections about the state of the world bursting through your head–a chaotic pandemic compounded with systemic racism and institutional corruption–all the while being cut off in isolation from it. It’s easy to feel connected yet disconnected at the same time. I think that this concept of being isolated in our heads can apply outside the context of quarantine because we all have this internal world in us that’s a mystery to everyone else. So when you listen to this song, feel free to imagine the subject as any person, place, or thing that you associate these feelings of disconnect with.”