Jenny Banai is following up her debut album, 2015's Flowering Head with something from her upcoming Couchwalker LP; the new single ‘Intermittent Heart’. In the intervening years, she has been crowned "Folk Artist of the Year" at the Fraser Valley Music Awards and contributed her sound to television series "Drive".
Banai is a classically-trained musician and singer and, as such, has written and structured an unusual piece of classic pop. From it's beginning as a simple riff, it develops it's soulful sound with the help of a swelling string section. This dreamy sound compliments Jenny Banai's lush vocal and is like being pushed out onto an ocean wave. Then in its final stage it starts all over again, stripping back to the guitar and vocal and then growing once more.
Beautiful production aside, what brings you back for more is the hook of the melody. Said dreamy vocals and sound make sense considering Banai's influences include the likes of Feist and The Cranberries. A sample of her other offerings demonstrates more aural treats besides and I thoroughly look forward to getting hold of the Couchwalker LP.
Written By Matt Nicholson
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