Keep an eye out for the versatile force that is Jen Janet. She’s already accomplished so much throughout her experience in the entertainment industry and has developed her artistry; utilizing her skills as a photographer, makeup artist, model, videographer, and musician. Jen has stepped up to fulfill her role as frontwoman for multiple rock bands and as a solo artist.
At the start of the new year, Jen released the alluring “Shadows,” debuting her first single of 2021. “Headache” dropped in February, marking her second reveal of new material.
Jen is now back with her latest single “My Garden.” She shared the details that it has been a work in progress for quite some time now. She started writing the song a while ago, but didn’t finish it until more recently. About the track, Jen explains, “I was inspired by a large mix of emotions, but the main point of the song is the feeling of suffocation and being overwhelmed.”
Through its garden imagery, the narrative explores those intense sentiments. Jen states, “It’s the idea that someone might want you to grow, and they push you, and this can end up pushing you away even if they didn’t mean to.”
The metaphor symbolizes the growth that takes place; you can water a flower and give it so much love — but there is a risk involved as it’s possible to over-water it, resulting in its death. It’s possible to give too much.
“My Garden” introduces a heavier fusion of haunting magnetism and dark ambience.
Jen’s opening vocals pierce the silent void and eerily linger within the atmosphere, before the percussion suddenly kicks in, accompanied by heavy guitars, electronic instrumentals, and an intense choral backing arrangement.
“I got what I want from you,
and you got what you want from me.
I got what I want from you,
now you can be on your way.”
Introspective lyrics spin an unfortunate tale of a decaying love; initially this bond was strong and vibrant, it started off as a nourishing relationship
(“Entwined in your vines. Plant the seed..
And then I feel you again.
Planting roots in my head. And there’s love in my garden again.”)
However, too much of a good thing can present dire consequences (“And when the rain floods my garden. Too much of a flourishing. Drowning. Too much life in my garden.”) — breaking down the healthy components that kept this greenery alive, leading to the harsh conditions of decomposition until its eventual demise.
The single’s music video beautifully correlates with the song. Gothic visuals are set in an enthralling rose garden, with scenes that showcase different variations of Jen; she is adorned in black attire in one frame, before the sequence shifts to her wandering the garden in a white dress with an intricate black pattern.
This changing scenery closely examines the nature of both elements — the light and dark — ultimately revealing the underlying toxicity of the once powerful connection.
Jen Janet has a fierce, compelling presence that brilliantly shines in her art. She crafts her songs with authentic lyricism that bleeds out pure emotion and honesty. Be sure to follow Jen’s journey as she will be releasing new work in the future.
Stream the single now, and watch the captivating music video for “My Garden” below.
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Review by: Bri Rodriguez