Jennie Vee has announced a new EP, ‘Suffer,’ which is due out September 22nd via WaxRomantix Records. A follow-up to her debut LP, ‘Spying,’ it was written and recorded after she spent the spring of 2015 playing bass with Courtney Love (on the Endless Summer Tour with Lana Del Rey.) Since then, Jennie has supported bands like Echo & The Bunnymen, Manic Street Preachers, and The Darkness and has become a member of Eagles of Death Metal.
‘Suffer‘ features six tracks of shimmering dream pop, mixing razor-sharp hooks with heavy-hitting guitar riffs and vocals that transition seamlessly from sweet and melancholic to gritty and fierce. Lead single Hospital Bed opens the EP with a wash of guitars and ethereal vocals, giving the whole track a dreamy, wistful vibe. You can stream the lyric video via YouTube below.
Currently based in LA, Jennie grew up in a small, desolate town in Ontario, where she discovered post-punk, goth, and new wave and developed an affinity for bands like Joy Division and The Cure. She left Canada for England, where she first began writing songs, and later moved to Nashville and then New York City, settling down to write and record her debut LP and play her first solo gig. It was in NYC that she made connections with a long list of talented and inspiring creators and some legendary members of the music biz, including visual artist Katrin Albert (who worked on a series of videos to accompany Jennie’s music), Grammy Award-winning producer Chris Lord-Alge (who remixed a song from her debut LP), and Courtney Love (who quickly became a close friend and has called Jennie her “muse.”)
Jennie’s songs are built on an essential balance of melody and noise, with equal attention placed on developing catchy hooks and crafting a signature fuzzed-out guitar sound. Her lyrics are raw and honest, with themes of loss, heartbreak, loneliness, and death recurring in her work. Hospital Bed is a particularly personal song, exploring the guilt, anger, and painful decisions one faces while watching a loved one struggle with addiction. Like a page ripped from a diary, its lyrics are meant to transport the listener into the moment, allowing for that inexplicable bond that can only be forged through music.
Suffer track listing
1. Hospital Bed
4. This Feeling
5. The Last Time
6. Night Like This
‘Suffer‘ was self-produced, mixed by Richey Rose, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum.