New Release: Jenna Andrews – ‘Kiss and Run EP’

 

By now singer/songwriter Jenna Andrews has got to have you feeling some sort of way with that totally unfair cooing voice of hers. We’ve shared a few tracks to whet your appetite so far: “Mourning Sickness,” “Kiss and Run,” and “I Didn’t Mean It.”

And today, you can have all the rest with the release of Jenna’s 7-track Kiss and Run EP, featuring an all-star production cast: The Messengers (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown), Dan Heath (Lana Del Rey), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd, Drake, Mary J. Blige), Adam Pallin (Cobra Starship), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, Lady Gaga, Far East Movement), and Wayne Wilkins (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks, Cheryl Cole).

The determined artist’s passion seamlessly translates from her story to honest, real lyrics that she aims to use to help give ‘little girls and young women hope that their dreams can come true.’ We can get behind that, no doubt.

Also today, Jenna released her video for “Weapon,” which happens to be one of our favorite tracks off the EP. And yet another gorgeous video to complement a candid song about the double edged sword that love can often be.

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J. Period and K’NAAN – Part 1 of The Messengers

J.Period & K’NAAN are pleased to present the first installment of The Messengers, a tribute to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan. Episode #1 pays tribute to Fela, Nigeria’s eminent musical activist and arguably the most influential artist to emerge from Africa this century. Fela grew to international fame with his revolutionary, political views and an innovative style of music called “Afrobeat,” a genre he invented, combining soul, funk and African rhythms. Join J.Period & Somali-born MC K’NAAN as they pay tribute to Fela by remixing and reinventing his classic work on part 1 of The Messengers.

Guest MC’s include: Zumbi (Zion I) & Bajah (Dry Eye Crew) from Sierra Leone.

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The Messengers: Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan

cc-thumbJ Period and K’NAAN collaborate to form The Messengers mixtape.  The Messengers is a project dedicated to three different music legends: Fela Kuti, Nigeria’s eminent musical activist; Bob Marley, Jamaica’s emissary of struggle and unity; and Bob Dylan, America’s reluctant Civil Rights song leader.

Weaving afro-beat, reggae, ska, folk music and rock into this genre-bending musical experience, The Messengers stretches the boundaries of hip hop—and the mixtape genre itself. Remixing the classic work of Fela, Marley and Dylan, The Messengers captures the timelessness of their sounds and the continued urgency of their messages.

J.Period & K’NAAN will pay tribute to each of “The Messengers” individually with a new release every Tuesday in September:

Fela Kuti (September 1)

Bob Marley (September 8 )

Bob Dylan (September 15)

The Messengers in its entirety (including additional bonus tracks and artwork) on September 22.

Download “The Messenger” (Digi EP), a 3-song sneak preview of The Messengers