Jenn Grant is the type of singer-songwriter that can surprise her audience with different types of songs. She can take a soft folk approach, like she did on a few songs on her previous album (see here), or have a bit more pop approach, like she does here, on the brand-new “Paradise” album, which just came out December 3, 2016.

By pop, I don’t mean she turned into a dance machine à la Ariana Grande, no! Pop, as in music that is very accessible for any audience, and which uses instruments and structure people rapidly recognize. Jenn Grant’s main strength is her beautiful voice. She knows it and uses it to create languishing moments (In My Dreams). By doubling the voice tracks on Lion with me, and adding soft reverberation on I Am A River, she multiplies the beauty.

Jenn Grant is the type of singer-songwriter that you enjoy on a Sunday evening when you want to relax, before the week starts, or add in your vacation music mix. She will soothe your day.


36 years-old redhead singer was born in Charlettown, Prince Edward Island’s capital but moved with her mother and brother to Halifax when she was 10 years old and her parents divorced.

“Paradise” is Grant’s 6th LP (she also released 3 EP’s) since her beginnings in 2005. In 2006, Grant won Best New Artist and Best Female Artist at the Nova Scotia Music Awards, while her 3rd opus “Honeymoon Punch” was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. Throughout her career, she collaborated with Buck 65, Ron Sexsmith, The Weakertans and jazz woman Jill Barber.

In 2014, Grant had released “Compostela”, which we had reviewed (in French) here.

jenn grant paradise

(Outside, 2017)

-Genre: quality pop
-In the same genre than Hannah Georgas, Jane Siberry, Tanya Donelly

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Nicolas Pelletier

Mélomane invétéré et rédacteur agréé, Nicolas pratique la critique en mode olympique: il parle de tout, tout le temps, depuis 1991. Il a publié 6 000 critiques de disques et concerts dont 1100 chez emoragei magazine et 600 sur, dont il a également été le rédacteur-en-chef de 2009 à 2014. Il publie “Les perles rares et grands crus de la musique” en 2013, et devient stratège numérique des radios de Bell Média en 2015, participant au lancement de la marque iHeartRadio au Canada en 2016.