Have you ever seen a commercial that featured an awesome song, and you sort of hope that at the end of the commercial, in that tiny fine print that whizzes by, they’ll give the name of the artist? My hope springs eternal for the day companies finally do that, but until then, I will have to keep Googling the only four words from the song that I can remember and hope for the best.
If you happened to be watching T.V. at all this summer, perhaps you remember a commercial featuring a father and his daughter “chasing” a rainbow in their snazzy Subaru four-door sedan. Besides being the most hipster car commercial of all time, the song “Won’t Let You Leave” by Jenny O playing in the background is certainly worthy of Indie credibility.
Singer/songwriter Jenny O hails from Long Island, New York, but moved west to Los Angeles, California to jumpstart her music career. Songs “Home,” “All My Wishes,” I Do, I Do,” as well as “Won’t Let You Leave” are all featured on her EP, entitled “Home.” The album, which was released in June of 2011, plays like a day spent outside feels: refreshing and rejuvenating. Jenny’s crisp vocals accompany acoustic guitar or piano, each time giving the listener a song that possesses a unique feeling of intimacy. The only song on the entire album that features a full band is “Well Ok Honey,” which is really just tons of fun to listen to, and has a great beat. Like, I can’t dance, but that song makes me want to try, which is saying something.
A fresh and talented musician, Jenny O is currently on tour and working on her second full length album, which is sure to please if it is anything like her first. Until then, I’ll be hoping her tour comes to the East Coast and contacting Subaru so we can swap music.