"Metamorphose: Metamorphosis Remixes" is officially out now on CD Baby, ITunes, Amazon and many other digital music distribution websites! I had such a blast putting this together. Thanks so much to Tomauce (Tom Richards) of NYC and Mikei Gray of Nashville for putting their epic spin on four songs from "Metamorphosis." Thanks to Posemanikin (Allie Oliver-Burns) for the brilliant reimagination of the artwork. I hope you all enjoy these new transformed versions!
I am super honored that "This Means War" was chosen as Akademia's best pop song of the month. I appreciate their kind words so much. 'Mary Jennings has created a vehemently-voiced pop classic that smoothly alternates between saturated instrumentality and compelling lyrical insights.'
I had a blast chatting with Lou Lombardi on The Loudini Rock 'N Roll Circus Podcast. We talked about my musical inspirations, how I write songs, and scary movies! To here the whole podcast, listen HERE.
In only two weeks, "Metamorphose: Metamorphosis Remixes" will be released digitally into the world! For those that can't wait or just like the old fashioned hard copy of an album, there are 25 limited edition hard copy "Metmorphose" albums up for grabs! They are handmade using repurposed/upcycled floppy discs as covers. You can order one HERE!
I really loved to a guest blog for Infectious Magazine. I decided to write about my top five road essentials.
"Aside from the obvious items like music gear, cables, and merch, there are several items as an independent solo touring musician that I would never leave behind whether doing shows for a weekend or several weeks.
1. Cosmetic Bag in the Front Seat– My cosmetic bag contains basic makeup necessities, facial wipes, deodorant and a travel toothbrush. You never know when you might be running late from traffic or other mishaps. I cannot count how many times I have had to prepare for a show in the front seat of my car. You don’t always have time to stop by your friend’s house or a hotel."
I am so flattered that The Vinyl District wanted to feature me as part of their "First Date" series. I talk about how music became a part of my life and the influences other artists had on my sound.
Thank you SO much to Independent Artist Buzz for this interview!
Mary Jennings’ latest album Metamorphosis may seem, at moments, very much like a coming of age record, but after you listen the whole way through you will feel as though you’ve never known someone who had it more together. There is a rare wisdom found on Jennings’ Metamorphosis that made us want to talk to her so badly.
An Interview with Mary Jennings:
1. You are ensconced in the non-country Nashville music scene. Tell us how it differs from New York.
Both music scenes are awesome! Undeniably, New York’s music scene tends to be a little bit more diverse and unique which makes going to those shows so much fun. You never know what you are going to see or discover because almost anything goes in NYC. In Nashville, you might not get quite as much diversity but it makes up for that in talent. I can go into almost any venue at any night of the week in Nashville and see some of the most amazing singers and musicians. As a player, I enjoy both scenes a lot! There are lots of great venues and supportive fans and friends. I definitely have my favorite places to play in both cities but they all offer a warm and supportive atmosphere.
2. Your music has come a long way genre-wise since you first started recording. Do you bore easily? :) Or is this just your natural evolution?
Ha! I don’t think I bore easily, I just think my sounds ages and changes as I do. I don’t know many artists that sound the same when they are 19 as they do when they are in their 30s. My music has simply evolved with the times and with my tastes. As I have learned and experienced more, the topics of my songs and the way I chose to express them shift. It’s all still me.
Thank you so much to Vents Magazine for this interview!
Hi Mary, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Well thank you!! I have been fine! Thanks for having me on VENTS! I have been busy on the road plays shows to support my new album, “Metamorphosis.”
Can you tell us more about the story behind your track ¨Home¨?
“Home” is a song about survival. Many people think of “home” as a place or things. Even more people consider “home” to be family and friends. I think that at the core though, “home” is a state of mind and an ability to survive.
Did any event in particular inspire the song?
“Home” was inspired by watching “The Walking Dead” actually. I started watching the show during Hurricane Sandy when I was living in New York. All of that had me thinking about an apocalypse, both zombie and otherwise. I considered what “home” would be in an apocalyptic world. It’s not people or things because you might have to leave at a moment’s notice. It’s not even people because they might turn into ZOMBIES!! But as I said before, “home” is a state of mind and self awareness.
I couldn't be more flattered if I tried after reading the review of "Metamorphosis" on Indie-Music.com.
"Mary Jennings has perfected the art of transformation on Metamorphosis. The subtleties in the songs that reveal themselves through repeated listens are the most pleasant surprises of all. Jennings shows a great deal of progression in her songwriting and performance style with a thread that carries through in such a satisfying way from the beginning to the end. It’s a wonderful balancing act between nuance and brightness that shines from every angle.Metamorphosis is a magical musical experience. "
THANK YOU SINGER UNIVERSE!
"Mary Jennings, a modern pop/rock singer & songwriter based in Nashville, TN, has won the October SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition, for her performance of her song “This Means War." This song is included on Jennings' latest album Metamorphosis, which she released independently in June (2015).
“This Means War” is a dramatic, contemporary cut which has a British/pop flavor to it. The song features a soaring music arrangement with powerful drum tracks, and it provides a fine showcase for Jennings' passionate lead vocals and multi-layered background vocals. This recording was expertly produced by Nathan Rosenberg, who played most of the instruments and handled programming, with Jennings playing piano." Read more HERE.
"Jennings has long created exhilarating, soul-nourishing material that uplifts and heals, but Metamorphosis has the power to change. There is a touch of something larger, something almost celestial, residing in the spaces the artist left between the notes, those quiet moments when she simply breathes." -AXS Sept 10, 2015
I had an absolute blast talking with Ryan and Dave on this podcast. We discussed creating unique merch, getting your music into TV and Film, and even a little bit about horror movies. To hear the full podcast listen HERE.
I am really excited to announce the winners of the Tectonic Plates Giveaway! Thank you so much for all of those that participated and congrats to my winners!
"One Brick" was recently played on WRLT Lightning 100! I have been listening to this radio station since high school! So exciting! Thanks to Lieutenant Dan for the radio play!
The animated "Tectonic Plates" Music Video is now out! The wonderful and talented Esben Aagaard Nielsen and Marie Zia Bang Larsen created the story and animated it! I am so excited to introduce you to the stars of the show, Enid and Tonix. The "Tectonic Plates" giveaway has also begun! Between now and August 16th if you follow these three easy steps, you will be entered to win one of 8 tectonic plate themed bolo ties from my jewelry business, No Sass Creations. Good Luck!!
Dutch Guy has been super supportive of my music over the past 5 years and it means so much to me! He recently did a write up for the new album and "Home" music video. Such an honor. You can read the post by clicking HERE.
I am super honored to announce that "This Means War" was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only Music Competition.