Jennie Laws - Introducing Jennie Laws (2008)

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Some of modern day soul's most engaging artists have come from Canada (Amel Larrieux and Glenn Lewis just to name a few). Next up on this growing list is an all around impressive musician named Jennie Laws. Bathed in the spirit of Alicia Keys it seems, Jennie has an impressive soul voice coupled with undeniably robust and heartfelt songwriting skills. Combine this with a dedication to producing, arranging, composing, crowd pleasing, and genre defying intentions and you have a blazing multi-instrumentalist that is on the cusp of winning a VERY strong fan base here in the States.

Her EP Introducing Jennie Laws has a gorgeous blend of her soul-laced talent. The first track, "Heavenly," is an eye-opening offering that could easily fool the ear into thinking it is a new track from Keys.

Some of modern day soul's most engaging artists have come from Canada (Amel Larrieux and Glenn Lewis just to name a few). Next up on this growing list is an all around impressive musician named Jennie Laws. Bathed in the spirit of Alicia Keys it seems, Jennie has an impressive soul voice coupled with undeniably robust and heartfelt songwriting skills. Combine this with a dedication to producing, arranging, composing, crowd pleasing, and genre defying intentions and you have a blazing multi-instrumentalist that is on the cusp of winning a VERY strong fan base here in the States.

Her EP Introducing Jennie Laws has a gorgeous blend of her soul-laced talent. The first track, "Heavenly," is an eye-opening offering that could easily fool the ear into thinking it is a new track from Keys. Blending sweet and soft harmonies about a mood invoking acoustic guitar, airy violins, and a bluesy bass, Jennie whips out her flag pole and love flag and confidently embeds it in your heart. This woman is amazing!

Then, just when you think you know her, she whips out "You Choose". Funked out and done as if Nikka Costa had a more studio friendly voice, Jennie struts all over this track. As she does her thing here, you can't help but agree that Prince's former manager was on to something when she discovered this blue-eyed beauty.

But what is so superb are the sultry efforts she delivers later on. As you slowly saunter into "So Deep" you'll shut your eyes and consume a steamy harmony assisted by a stunning flute rounding out the entire effort. Then, without losing the aura she just invoked, Jennie looses "My Soul" as a biographical testament to the core of her musical being. Again setting the tone with a wicked flute, Jennie hugs you over and over as her beautifully arranged notes and harmonies will most assuredly beg for repeat status.

Beautifully talented on top of being simply beautiful, Jennie is definitely poised to tattoo her name in various regions of hearts and souls in massive bunches!

By B.J. Brown

 
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