Pop has always been on steady dates with soul. It holds its hand, wears its varsity jacket and it takes it to senior prom, while the haters hate. I'm first to admit that the PDA that they do doesn't make me twitch like some, because both genres' lines have always been blurred in one way or another, hence why I'm in total favor of someone like Jenna Andrews. There has been some buzzing in my ear about Ms. Andrews from the usual blog grazing that I do on the daily, and today is the day that I've indulged all the way through. Hailing from Canada (Vancouver, British Columbia for exact geography), the singer-songwriter last month dropped the searing ode to one-night stands, "Kiss And Run" to some nice fanfare, and for good reason considering the song is a knockout. I also quite enjoyed streaming her debut EP, Kiss and Run, which features production by some hit makers by the likes of like Dan Heath (Lana Del Rey), Don McKinney (The Weeknd, Mary J. Blige), and Wayne Wilkins (Beyoncé). This seven-track EP is soul-pop without all the artificial sweetener thanks to Ms. Andrews packing in some mean vocalizing skills that give her tunes a unique edge. Her voice reminds me a tad of if you mixed The Noisettes' Shingai Shoniwa with Paloma Faith, as it has a neat jazzy swerve to it. So be taken as I by Ms. Andrews, by sampling the Kiss and Run EP below before you purchase, as well as engage in some visual fodder of Jenna Andrews' latest single, "Weapon," after the bounce.
After the bounce