Jenny Stenger has today released her new single titled ‘Unlovable’. The hardest thing for any artist, or anyone, to do is to turn the lens fully on one’s self. Most people never do anything remotely like that. We live in a world of denial.
‘Unlovable’ comes from that place in the heart that we shut, lock, and weld shut. The thing that fears us most is being unwanted. Jenny takes that ungodly fear and makes the misery into melody and beautifully encapsulates the darkest parts with a light of layered and beautiful music that mixes parts of Americana and folk with pop and accessibility.
‘Unlovable’ teaches and tells the best parts of what music is. Comfort.
“Unlovable” shows off Stenger’s natural talent as she paints the scene of feeling useless in the eyes of love. Her lyricism captures the emotional turmoil of unreciprocated love that leads a person to blame it all on themselves. Love doesn’t always work out in the way we want, and Jenny Stenger makes it her mission to ensure we are not alone in that feeling.
“I wrote this song when I was dealing with the deep-rooted fear of being innately unlovable,” Stenger says. “It’s about trying to understand that there isn’t something wrong with you just because feelings are unrequited or relationships aren’t working out, but struggling to believe it and inevitably blaming yourself.” Lyrics like “Blaming myself for the things you felt” and “I know I should feel lovable by now, but how can I feel loved when there’s no one around” prove that love and lovelorn can leave some of the deepest cuts. Jenny Stenger’s unique vocals give her music a sense of wide-eyed innocence as she’s longing to be loved. “Unlovable” was pieced together with production and arrangement from Brady Sossaman, mixed by Seth Wentland, and features Nick Hancock on the banjo and accordion.
Jenny Stenger is only at the beginning of her musical journey since the release of her debut single, “Better,” in January 2022, followed by her debut album, Trying My Best, in November of the same year. Her “lush lovelorn pop” sound, as named by Grimy Goods, sets Stenger apart from the masses. Her writing and vocal ability situate her in the sad girl songwriting scene right alongside big names like Gracie Abrams, Lizzy McAlpine, and Phoebe Bridgers. Being praised by reputable press like Earmilk, Ones to Watch, Grimy Goods, and Honk Magazine sets Stenger up to be the next sad girl pop star.
About Jenny Stenger
In the heart of the “sad girl” pop scene, Jenny Stenger emerges as a captivating voice, sharing her journey through songs that resonate with authenticity. Jenny makes music that speaks to complex human emotions and experiences, hoping that sharing her own story can help others feel less alone in theirs. Hailing from a small town in California that serves as the bedrock of her inspiration, Jenny’s musical roots trace back to her early days, when she self-taught basic chords on her sister’s keyboard at the age of 13. Transitioning from cover songs to improvising melodies and crafting full-fledged compositions, Jenny’s artistic evolution embodies relatability and vulnerability.
Taking cues from her musical influences like Gracie Abrams and Olivia Rodrigo, Jenny Stenger aspires to create raw and truthful music that resonates with listeners on a deep, emotional level. Her debut album, Trying My Best, released in November 2022, explores themes of unrequited love, jealousy, and mental illness, firmly establishing her mark on the industry. Jenny’s signature style, marked by soulful vocals and thoughtful compositions, sets her apart in the “sad girl” pop scene. Her latest singles, “Rose Colored Lenses” and “What Ifs,” have enthralled audiences with their depth. Working with producers Seth Wentland, Brady Sossaman, and Claudia Mills, Jenny skillfully navigates the nuances of falling in love, showcasing her ability to convey the simultaneous euphoria and apprehension of new relationships. Her introspective lyrics, coupled with her vulnerable voice, resonate with listeners, offering solace in shared experiences.
Jenny Stenger has made a notable impact on the music scene, accruing positive press coverage from Ones to Watch, Grimy Goods, and Divine Magazine. Described as creating “lush lovelorn pop” by Grimy Goods, Jenny’s music aligns her with contemporaries like Lizzy McAlpine and Phoebe Bridgers. As she continues to navigate the intricate balance between love and fear in her music, Jenny Stenger invites listeners to join her on a genuine and moving musical voyage.