Jenn Grant is a folk-rock singer/songwriter from Halifax, Nova Scotia by way of PEI. Since 2005, she’s released two EPs and four full-length albums. Her newest record came out on September 25. Her previous album — Honeymoon Punch was met with warm reception. It was longlisted for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and I called it my sixth favourite Canadian album of 2011.
I just bought the new album today, and I’ve only listened to it 1.5 times, but I’m comfortable enough with it to recommend this song. The album is a little bit different from Honeymoon Punch. HP was really brilliantly poppy and it reminded me quite a bit of Forest City Lovers. The new one, on the other hand, is really soulful, and after 1.5 listens, I’m reminded of something much more like Florence & The Machine. That’s a good thing, too.
Today’s song, in a strange way, just during the chorus, reminds me a tiny bit of The Cranberries. The jury is out about whether that’s a good thing.
Since I’m short on time, I’ll just get right into the song, which harkens back to her folky, country-ish sound.
“The Fighter” by Jenn Grant
I like the lap steel or pedal steel. Whichever one it is. I like the gentle bits of banjo. For me, though, the best bit is when the fiddle comes in at 2:17. It’s a nifty turn there, and I keep going back for more.
You can buy The Beautiful Wild directly from the Jenn Grant web store via Six Shooter Records here.