WATCH: Jenny Kern Knows About Time

The Rock & Roll Globe is honored to premiere the latest video from the fast-rising North American singer-songwriter

Jenny Kern 2021 (Art: Ron Hart)

Jack McBrayer’s iconic Kenneth Parcell isn’t the only Page of note at 30 Rock these last 20 years.

Singer-songwriter Jenny Kern started her life as an NBC Page as well upon her arrival to New York from her native Canada in 2013, leading her to a career in the film and television industry. However, working alongside such modern masters of celluloid as Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach wasn’t the full vision of Jenny’s dream.

So in 2018 Jenny left the film biz to pursue a full-time career in music, recording her debut EP that fall and gigging around the remains of a once vibrant circuit of concert venues around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Since then, Kern has continuously worked with producer  Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers, Chelsea Cutler, Valley) on a series of beguiling, expressive singles these last two years, steeped in the kind of confessional calm that made the music of the late Jason Molina so beguiling.

Jenny Kern II (Art: Ron Hart)

This morning the Rock & Roll Globe is honored to premiere the outstanding video for Kern’s latest single “Where Did The Time Go” on the site. Puncuated by a electronic pulse inspired by her affinity for the recent works of Phoebe Bridgers and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, the song will remind more than a few music fans of a sound that resembles something of a middle ground between Sade and Blindspot-era Bruce Springsteen. And the cinematic vision of 

Paige Starke from the Los Angeles band Tashaki Miyaki, who directed the video, perfectly encapsulates the mood intoned into the song’s themes of post-lockdown worry.

“’Where Did The Time Go’ is an intensely personal and self-reflective song about dealing with anxiety,” she tells Rock & Roll Globe. “I started writing this song in quarantine while having an existential crisis, and not knowing what my purpose was, or why I was existing. While it’s dark in nature it was very cathartic to write. There’s something powerful in laying out your fears and anxieties and admitting that you don’t have all the answers.

“The video captures the sense of isolation and desolation when trapped in your mind. When you’re questioning everything. It follows a woman who is anxiously sitting inside until she starts to wander the city and dance at night. It’s about being human and feeling every emotion. Just as the song shifts in dynamics so does the video. It’s a freeing experience.”

 

VIDEO: Jenny Kern “Where Did The Time Go”

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Ron Hart

Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

2 thoughts on “WATCH: Jenny Kern Knows About Time

  • August 20, 2021 at 10:21 am
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    Thank you so much for this incredible write up Ron!

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    • August 20, 2021 at 10:24 am
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      Peace Jenny! I’m totally digging this direction you are going with your music!

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