Jann Arden’s ‘Descendant’ Available January 28th
Multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, and author Jann Arden releases her 15th studio album, ‘Descendant’.
Produced by Bob Rock, Russell Broom and Jann Arden, Descendant arrives as a carefully curated 15-song collection representing the last 18 months of Arden’s life and headspace.
A bold, beautiful, and empowering sound, Descendant signifies a return to form for the multifaceted artist, reflecting on where she came from and where she is headed. The album was preceded by singles ‘Steady On’ and ‘Was I Ever 13’.
Speaking about the record, Jann wrote the following note to sum up the experience of writing and recording this new album.
“This was one of the most organic, whimsical records I’ve ever written; all things considered, it could have been a wrestling match to make music at all. As the entire world has discovered, good things come out of bad things. We were all forced to strip down, reevaluate our lives and our jobs and our relationships. We were forced to think about what we really wanted and where we wanted to go. We thought about time and how precious it was and is. We baked, walked, thought, read, and watched our way into a big, altered state. We remade our lives and cast aside trivial unimportant things.
All the songs on Descendant came out of a place of gratitude. Working again with Russell Broom after a lengthy separation was magical for both of us. Russell was working on amazing soundscapes in his studio, intimate grooves and textures that inspired me just to put it all out there. I also wrote two incredible songs with Darcy Phillips. Darcy arranged all the strings on this album, giving it such a dignified, distinct vibe. An ocean separated Bob Rock and me, but we managed to use technology to write together over thousands of miles. It was fast and furious, and I didn’t have time to edit myself or second guess anything.
So, this is a different record for me. Two producers, a pandemic, a lesson in my own personal history and looking at all of it through a kinder lens. We all come from a long line of incredibly strong people. Women, in particular, my ancestors, I am in debt to. I don’t know how they survived being pioneers, constantly forging onward through impossible situations. It’s all very heartbreaking. These songs are about who I am and what I’m made of. A new beginning to an old story.”
With no plans to slow down, Descendant marks only the beginning for Jann’s music throughout 2022, including a Canada wide tour commencing in May – click here for full tour dates and to purchase tickets.
Descendant is available for streaming, download and purchase here on January 28th