Jen Lane and John Antoniuk duet again with their new release entitled Jen & John II, a follow up to their highly successful debut duets album which saw the convergence of John’s indie rock/ roots with Jen’s country/folk influences. Jen & John II sees them develop their combined sound even further with the release of 6 new originals and a fantastically emotional cover of the classic “Love Hurts”.
After their 2016 summer tour Jen & John stopped in Kelowna to re-connect with their old friends at Bottega Studio, where they recorded Jen Lane’s album “This Life of Mine”. The studio was open and the duo had a few days off and thought it would be a good time to record and so they decided to work on some tracks that had been developed on the road. The resulting self-produced album is “Jen & John II”, seven quietly reflective and hopeful tracks featuring their signature brand of rich harmonies, soothing melodies, and their classic 70’s inspired call and response duet style. The beautiful melodies cascade around the lyrics that straddle the line between things they’ve lost, the pain that can linger without them and the things they love and can’t live without. The emotional weight of the album leaves the listener standing on the edge of reflective sadness outlined with quiet optimism, a perfect recipe for a wonderful evening listening to their sweet music and enjoying a bottle of wine.
The lead single and opening track is “I Don’t Need The Sunshine”, written by John on Salt Spring Island at the cabin they honeymooned in.
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