Please Introduce yourself – name?
Hello, I am Jenny Plant.
Tell us about your genre of music?
Ethereal Pop. It merges pop music with the beautiful classic sounds of strings and vocal harmonies, creating an ethereal backdrop you can be submerged into.
Can you give us a little background on yourself.
I am a British singer/songwriter originally from the South East of England. I grew up with my parents and my older sister in the countryside spending my childhood exploring fields and building dens. I was then drawn to city life and spent some time in Bristol before settling down in South East London.
What made you go into music?
I grew up in a very musical household where my mum used to play the guitar and sing to me all the time , The Sound of Music was obligatory to watch and all day everyday records would be blaring out , including my Dads heavy rock collections on repeat. So I would say it was a pretty rounded musical upbringing! I went on to learn the piano/violin and harp and just instantly loved performing. I went on to song writing in my early teens as I found it to be my way of expression.
Are you a signed?
Not currently. Maybe one day if the right opportunity came along, but at the moment I am enjoying being an independent artist.
You just released your new single ‘Coming Home’, tell us more about the single!
Coming Home is a special one for me , it is an uplifting and motivational track which I hope people can feel inspired by.
What is the meaning behind ‘Coming Home’?
It’s about that time in your life when you truly accept who you are and own it, which is difficult place to get to! Growing up is hard because you can be so swayed by other people, get down about what you are not – but once you value and appreciate yourself you have ‘Come Home’.
Describe the track in two words.
Uplifting , Inspiring
What was the writing process like?
Coming Home was written very organically. I remember being at a friends house and discussing how I had recently just come out of a pretty rough time feeling a bit lost in my life but I had overcome it and I was feeling positive. I was sat at the piano and played the piano chords and sung the lyrics ‘Im Coming Home’ and it just felt right and the song was born.
What was the recording process like?
I recorded Coming Home at two different studios; Snap Studios for my vocals and the legendary AIR studios for piano , strings and drums. Recording the live strings and drums was the highlight of the whole recording process, working with very talented musicians and hearing my music come to life.
Who did you work with on the Single?
I was very lucky to work with an incredible team on this single. The very talented Max Cooke was the producer on this track who has credits with artists such as Ellie Goudling and Gabrielle Aplin , Sam Thompson did the strings arrangements (credits such as Ellie Goulding, The xx, Biffy Clyro) and then an awesome bunch of musicians from Chris Maas of Mumford and Sons on drums to a brilliant string quartet who play on lots of the big films in the UK. I also got to work with some incredible engineers including Tom Bailey and Ashley Andrew-Jones from AIR Studios. Dream Team.
This is the second release from your forthcoming EP, what can you tease about it?
This is actually the first release from the EP. ]the rest of the EP is due to be released in May . The rest of the EP shares a similar sentiment to Coming Home including live strings also recorded at AIR studios , moments of climax and ethereal walls of vocal harmonies but there is also a wild card thrown in there!
Who did you work with on the ep?
This rest of the EP has the common theme of Max Cooke and Sam Thompson both being involved still and then I have a couple of co-writes including one with the singer/songwriter Laura Welsh.
Do you have any shows coming up?
I wish , but Covid-19 is stopping that from happening , so , Instagram lives??
If so where will you be heading?
My Living Room 🙂
What else can we expect in Early 2020?
Alongside the release of my EP in May I will also release some videos . I was planning on a big release show but Covid-19 has slightly ruined that plan! Taking to the home live gigs will be the plan and seeing what happens.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists? There are a couple in mind that I would love to work with …let’s see!
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I am always up for collaborations! Either get in touch via DM on Instagram or my manager George’s email is directly linked in to the Instagram or on my website.
What instruments do you play?
Piano and harp and a bit of guitar…I am on a mission to get better at the guitar at the moment.
Who are your influences?
So many. If I had to whittle it down it would be singer/songwriters such as Adele, Alicia Keys , Carole King , Tom Odell and then the ethereal sounds from artists such as Enya and London Grammar and then my love of film score soundtracks, music you can get lost into.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
My life! Every song comes from a story somewhere along the way. Shout out to all the ex-boyfriends. I am very impulsive, if I feel something, I will write about it.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years I would love to be still expanding creatively, touring, working with lots of different artists. I also want to continue contributing to exciting media projects, such as writing and performing music for film, television and games. Last year I had the pleasure of featuring on the title music of the soundtrack for a multi-award-winning PlayStation game, Death Stranding and I loved being part of it.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I love cooking and baking, it is such a good way to switch off from the world and the outcome is always rewarding (well sometimes)! I love to meditate and do yoga, hang out with friends and I am obsessed with stars and astronomy, it blows my mind.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
It’s hard to single it out to one song but I was always totally inspired by so many female singer/songwriters such as Adele, Gwen Stefani Carole King and then totally getting lost in the world of Enya always.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
No one will do it for you.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Keep writing, you are always growing.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
No one can do ‘you’ better than you
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
I would say Peckham is a cool place to go with great food markets and roof top bars.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? My mums cottage in the Cotswolds
2/ Who do you see first? My Fiancé!
3/What do you eat first? Crisps and hummus.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Paper , pen , sweets , lipgloss..and the lyrics!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?@jennyplantmusic on all social