Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Jenee Halstead. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked the noir atmosphere created by her music.
I was immediately captivated by Jenee Halstead‘s voice, a warm voice with a slight raspiness that tickles the soul.
A strong voice with a unique timbre that is instantly recognizable.
This artist offers us a refined music made of great arrangements and high-quality sounds. Music that winks at past times but manages to be incredibly modern.
Try to mix together Nancy Sinatra and Gwen Stefani and maybe you will be able to imagine her sound before you even listen to it.
The strength of her songs is this wonderful coexistence of past and future that kiss in this perfect balance, creating an unexpected and extremely fascinating sonic world.
The production is fantastic, the choice and recording of instruments impeccable.
The chord progression is never trivial and all these variations have the ability to keep the listener glued to the speakers from the first to the last second.
A mature, experienced artist who deserves the big stages around the world.
Disposable Love is Jenee Halstead’s Album Out Now!
Quote: “A troubadour who is as comfortable playing a solo set with her guitar in hand as she is fronting a ten piece band, Halstead has shared the stage with LeAnne Rimes, Shawn Colvin, The Wailin’ Jennys and Maury Gauthier. On Disposable Love, Halstead embarks on a bigger indie-pop trajectory with producer Dave Brophy—whom she describes as her “musical soul brother.” From the rich, horn-driven Alternative R&B ballad “In the Seams” to the edgy tremolo surf guitar sound of “Disposable Love,” Halstead has much more dynamic reach both emotionally and vocally. A few of these songs “attempt to capture the dark side of the digital/social media age” and hold up a mirror to our current societal challenges: artificial intelligence, climate change, and rapid technological advancement in a post-moral world. The title track laments the throw-away society we are steeped in and the addiction to meaningless “likes” in the age of social media.
“Halstead’s lyrics stalk her pop-rock noir melodies, eventually constricting the dampened heartbeat of this ‘photoshopped hero’ wandering through the Internet age.” (Victoria Wasylak, Vanyaland.com)
Halstead grew up with the freedom to explore music in ways that were meaningful to her, including ditching traditional piano lessons for improvised writing and traveling with a Gregorian chant choir. Dropping out of Berklee College of Music on the second day, she quickly realized that her real education was going to come from immersing herself in the Boston songwriter scene. Diving in she began to explore her unique sound that draws on influences ranging from Patty Griffin to PJ Harvey and Dolly Parton. An avid seeker of the soul, she has spent the last 15 years voraciously studying and teaching healing modalities, shamanic principles, Kundalini, and meditation. Halstead takes threads from these influences and weaves them into her own beautiful set of stories”.