ANNA OF THE NORTH
“It was really weird that kids didn’t like me when I was nice to them”
On her debut solo EP, singer/songwriter Jenna Raine lights up each track with her infectious energy and insightful lyrics. Also an actress—and a multi-instrumentalist —the self-driven 14-year-old matches her magnetic voice with a radiant presence and heartfelt spirit. Made with producer Edgar Vargas and Candice Pillay, Jenna’s debut offers up a selection of songs both deeply honest and undeniably hopeful. Throughout her music, Jenna fuses her thoughtful lyrics with an organic but beat-driven sound inspired by artists as eclectic as Adele, Oasis, and the gospel singers she grew up on. On “Us,” Jenna looks back on friendships that last forever, her bittersweet vocals backed by gentle acoustic guitar, graceful piano, and lush strings. ”Growing up in Westlake, Texas, Jenna first revealed her strength as a singer after taking the stage at a talent show in third grade. Several years later, Jenna joined a girl group called L2M and they sang the theme song for the animated movie Lego Friends: Girlz 4 Life. She later took vocal lessons with Eric Vetro (also a coach for Ariana Grande and Katy Perry), and next scored a starring role in the YouTube Red series Hyperlinked. As her love for singing continued to grow, Jenna started writing her own songs and learned to play guitar and ukulele.