Jenn Grant

Jenn Grant

 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
BandPop

Jenn Grant's blend of AM oldies sweetness, lush strings, gutwrenching stories and swooning vocals transports the listener back into the analog world with sincerity and earnestness. For fans of Rilo Kiley, Motown, Emiliana Torrini.

Biography

The honeymoon continues for East Coast nightingale Jenn Grant, who is set to release her third album on Six Shooter Records on September 25, 2012. With The Beautiful Wild, Jenn follows love's twisted, tangled path deep into the heart's jungle. The new record is about finding the courage to lose oneself in the wilderness, in all of its savage and sublime experiences.

The dense, exotic sounds of The Beautiful Wild depart from the giddy blush of Honeymoon Punch, Jenn Grant's Juno Nominated and Polaris Long Listed previous album. There is a mature solemnity to be found that creates a new intimacy and immediacy with the listener. Jenn Grant's intuitive ability to express emotion has helped to define her as one of Canada's premiere vocalists; even in the darkest corners of the wilderness, her prismatic, iridescent voice continues to sparkle, dancing over adventurous new layers that include harp, flute and sitar.

Jenn Grant is a lively member of a thriving East Coast artist community. The Beautiful Wild features many notable locals, including Old Man Luedecke, Rose Cousins, Erin Costello, Kinley Dowling, David Christiansen and the Halifax Boys' Honour Choir.

Lyrics

Blue Skies

Written By: Jenn Grant

Blue skies on us could be
Long lasting
You tell me
My heart

Don't say that you love me
Or even so proud of me
Don't say that you forgive me
It's alright now

Whistle part!

I walk all around here
And my love is crystal clear
But I'm still bending my ear
To put you in a song
Cause love it can go wrong

Whistle part!

Blue skies
On us could be.

White Horses

Written By: Jenn Grant

All the white horses have gone
I see them running through the dust at dawn
And all the white clouds have gone and parted
I see a sunset like something's been started

And everybody is making love for you

For you, you oohhh
For you, you ohhh
For you, you oooh
For you, you oohhh

And I have taken
the stormy weather
But my heart is aching
For sweet september

Oh oh oh ohhhhh
Oh oh oh ohhhh
Oh ohh ohh
Ohh ohhh

For you You ohhh ohhh
FOr you you ooh ohh
FOr you ohhh ohhh
Ohhh ohh ohhhhhhhh
ohh ooh oohh

In A Brown House

Written By: Jenn Grant

The finale was over
She laced up her boots and she walked out the door
But you were still waiting
For the encore

You're under a big yellow moon
And she's still in the band room

But meanwhile a baby is born
with a brother just two years old
Two curly brown haired boys
In a brown house with their mother
In a brown house with their father
Who could have loved you more
How's that for the encore

oh oh ah ah ah oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh ah ah h ahnoh oh oh oh oh noh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oha oha aoh ah oah aoha ah aohaah...

The finale was over
She laced up her boots and she walked out the door
But someday you'll find her
Singin for two little boys

Two curly brown haired boys
In a brown house with their mother
In a brown house with their father
Who could have loved you more
Oh Who could have loved you more
oh oh oh oh oh
Who could have loved you more
OH oh oh oh oh oh
Who could have loved you more
Oh oh oh oh oh
Who could have loved you more
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Two curly brown haired boys

Make it home tonight

Written By: Jenn Grant

If I make it home tonight
Don’t leave it up to me again to feel fine
And if I make it home all right
Give me a day or so to rest my mind
But baby when you tell me everything’s all right
I stay up all night
And baby when you tell me that it’s me this time
I don’t close my eyes
I sacrifice a little piece of mind
Love like this always
Yes love like this always

If I could make it up to you
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to make it feel brand new
So I’ll leave it up to you
But baby when you tell me everything’s alright
I stay up all night
And baby when you tell me that it’s me this time
I don’t close my eyes
I sacrifice a little piece of mind
Love like this always
Yes love like this always

If I make it home tonight
Don’t leave it up to me again to survive
And if I make it home all right
Give me a day or so to rest my mind
But baby when you tell me everything’s alright
I stay up all night
And baby when you tell me that it’s me this time
I don’t close my eyes
I sacrifice little piece of mind
Yeah

Dreamer

Written By: Jenn Grant

And with a faint taste of cigarettes you write hallelujah songs.
Ain't it wonderful feeling alright
So I tickle up your backbone.
And at the break of day you sink into dream, you dreamer
On a date by a chocolate lake
Down by the rotary
Past town at the edge
Looking down at butterflies
And at the break of day you sink into dream, you dreamer

BRIT & KIP

Written By: Jenn Grant

Get your shoes on and get packing
because no one is about to stop you now
Said for years you've been drifting
I guess the sun's going down
You lie awake under a pale moonlight and her name was written in the clouds
and when the stars come out you say where is my love now
Love is what you make it
Well, I'll make you mine
Love is what you gave it
Well, I give you mine
There aint' no time for another
There ain't no time for you brother
So get on, so get on, so get on
except for you
Two sets of blue eyes are dancing awkwardly to the 3/4 time
And he calls her "my sweet lady"
up on the roof for another cup of wine
Two sets of blue eyes are dancing awkwardly to the 3/4 time
and he calls her "my sweet lady" up on the roof for another cup of wine

You'll Go Far

Written By: Jenn Grant

You'll go far

I'll be gone for the setting of the sun

You'll be too, standing on the shore

as the blue turns to me

and says you'll, you'll go far we know.

And says you'll, you'll go far we know.

I see it so clearly now.

why do you still follow it?

i've got all these questions, how.

and why do you still follow it? when it doesn't lead us the way..

it doesn't lead us the way home.

Home, home home home home....

Heartbreaker

Written By: Jenn Grant

I see you've changed, the sun hits your face the most flattering way.
If I had a rhyme, for everytime I thought you could be mine.

The evening was getting late and I was passing my devils out.
Don't be afraid. You're not alone, I'm here for you.

My heart stood up and said, find the courage if you would.
You should know better you were such a smart kid.
Long may you live my love, if you don't know my secret.
I'm a heartbreaker. Now, go out and find the woman that you should.

Paper Airplane

Written By: Jenn Grant + Buck 65

[Jenn Grant]
Down by the lake you saw me
and you knew i was waiting for you
looking in between those long reeds
your reflection it fell upon

How we miss that love

[Buck 65]
the words written on my hand are hard to say.
a game of solitaire and no card to play.
paper airplanes so far away.

[how we miss that love]

the words written on my hand are hard to say.
a game of solitaire and no card to play.
paper airplanes so far away

[Jenn Grant]
crying for your letters
looking all through pictures that surviving the long way
to get from me to you
get to me
you’re writing me a letter
looking for my heart
I send you it all in words
I’m writing my heart, my heart out for you

[Buck 65]
Distant tower hour on resistant hour signals with consistent power
eventually the shepherd must slaughter his sheep
the sky is ripped open and the water is deep
somewhere else you’re burning fire
your tempered charms
I’m lost in the woods with no voice and empty arms
admitting I’m stranded
committing my plan
two stories written by hand

(Jenn Grant)
Play me again your memories

(Buck 65)

The hands on the clock of the wall of the enemy
I feel them on my throat
Girls are called Emily
Stillness is illness, your voice is the remedy

[Jenn Grants]
Polaroid picture gonna find me

(Buck 65)
The illusion is blinding
Aches that remind me
Finally, behind me
Yesterday is in the fire
Drawing these words until my hands begin to tire
At war with now
Desperately seeking then
Cursing my body and torturing a bleeding pen
Memories of your voice circling through rooms
Wondering where and imagining two moons
There’s one for each of us
Anguish is my guiding grace
Keep all your lyrics inside a secret hiding place
Build me a boat made with a sail of paper
Words written down no sounds of betrayal

(Jenn Grant)
How we miss that love (repeats)

How I Met You

Written By: Jenn Grant

How I met you

Baby how I met you how was I supposed to know
You headed for the highway headed for the show
Baby how I met you how was I supposed to know

Tell me bout the stars
Tell me bout the dose
Hangin in the garden lookin at the rose
Baby how I met you how was I supposed to know

I’ll be on time for you
I’ll be on time for you

Baby how I met you how was I supposed to know
You headed for the ticket, headed for the show
Baby how I met you how was I supposed to know
Tell me bout the stars, tell me bout your heart
When you see the moon tell me how you do
Baby how I met you
I was waiting across the room

I’ll be on time for you
I’ll be on time for you

Baby blue, woah
Baby blue, woah x2

I’ll be on time for you
I’ll be on time for you

Baby blue, baby blue x2

Discography

Beautiful Wild (Six Shooter Records, 2012)

Honeymoon Punch (Six Shooter Records, 2011)

Echoes (Six Shooter Records, 2009)

Orchestra for the Moon (Paris 1919, 2007)

Jenn Grant and Goodbye Twentieth Century EP (2005)

Set List

Our set list varies from night to night and usually consists of all original material. A typical night when I have a band and I am sharing the stage with others sees us play one set of 45-60 minutes. It is the same for me as a solo performer. Sometimes I do cover songs, but only one or two that fit with the rest of my songs. When playing with my band I like to change up the configuration so that sometimes they are all on stage, sometimes a smaller number and one or two solo performances to add to the visual eye candy of the evening.