JEEN today releases her new album ‘Dog Byte’. An album that starts with that certain infectiousness and style that screams originality, JEEN is an artist that sticks in your brain and wraps around your rhythm. Every track is solid, the beats are strong, the melodies are memorable. But there are things between the lines. There are those little things in the background that catch your ear and stay with you after that first listen. The ending of ‘Recklessly’ is astounding. The hook remains signature and lets you know JEEN is back and on her own.
An established and successful songwriter with a penchant for crafting hooky, sync-worthy songs, JEEN became the vocalist and co-writer for Cookie Duster, the side project from Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene) and appears on their 2012 album ‘When Flying Was Easy’.
In 2014, JEEN released her debut solo LP Tourist which immediately got picked up by NPR’s All Songs Considered.
The attention landed her a feature showcase slot at TIFF’s 2015 Canadian Music Café extensively broadening her reach in a sync market. JEEN’s 2016 sophomore LP Modern Life continued to build on her debut success. Both albums resulted in significant sync success for JEEN with song placements in various commercials (Google, Panasonic, Estée Lauder, Kraft, BlackBerry, KIA, Rogers, MasterCard, Molson) as well as notable movies and televisions shows (Cook Off, Republic of Doyle, Instant Star, Ruby Gloom, Degrassi, Killjoys, Hockey Wives, Workin’ Moms, MTV Catfish, MTV Are You the One). JEEN has also written for many recording artists including Great Big Sea, Serena Ryder, Res, Hawksley Workman, Brendan Canning, FUWA FUWA (j-pop) and Martin “Doc” McKinney.
In September 2018, JEEN released a self-produced LP Gift Shop , mixed by Ian Blurton, through which she honed her unique, vintage sound.
In October 2020, JEEN released self-titled album JEEN, produced with Blurton and featuring him on lead guitar, along with Stephan Szczesniak on drums, Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene, Cookie Duster) & Ben O’Brien on bass, Jeff Heisholt on synths, and Kevin Fox on cello.