Jenn Mundia

Jenn Mundia

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloR&BSoul

New York based Jenn Mundia is reinventing the acoustic performance one show at a time! A host of influences will have you clapping and singing along, wondering where this acoustic soul powerhouse has been hiding. The streets of Boston and New York and the spirit of Kenya create a truly unique experience.

Biography

New York based singer/songwriter Jenn Mundia has always been a rolling stone. Jenn has spent many years collecting inspiration from living and performing down south as well as the streets of Boston and New York. Her Kenyan background also influences her raw and beautiful tone that tells a story all on its own. A powerhouse voice and boisterous personality to match will have you entertained before she even sings a note. A graduate of Bostons Berklee College of Music, Jenn didnt actually study performance. She spent her years there learning the art of audio engineering, only performing in her free time. Shortly after graduating Jenn discovered her niche back on the stage where she strives to reinvent the acoustic performance. I like getting my audience involved that way we all have a good time! If you dont like sing-a-longs you should probably hide in the back

Lyrics

Busy Heart

Written By: Jenn Mundia

Busy Heart

Would you come? Would you come when I call?
You’re the greatest mistake that I ever made and I know
That I would run, run in to your arms had I the chance
But the things that people feel don’t heal the way bruises heal when you go

Breaking hearts won’t leave scars
Tears in my eyes only last for a little while
And the pain that’s so real that you think you can’t conceal
Is only for your eyes
Memories become dreams
You’re forgetting the past though you swore it would always last
You can see now that he’s gone your busy heart was on the inside

Every once in a while I hear from you and I smile though it hurts
And you can’t tell me you miss me, that you still wanna kiss me
What’s it worth?
Cause when you go so far away I gotta move on don’t I baby
Don’t I? Don’t I? Don’t I?

Breaking hearts won’t leave scars
Tears in my eyes only last for a little while
And the pain that’s so real that you think you can’t conceal
Is only for your eyes
Memories become dreams
You’re forgetting the past though you swore it would always last
You can see now that he’s gone your busy heart was on the inside

You can see now that he’s gone your busy heart was on the inside

Show Me

Written By: Jenn Mundia

You said you had to let me go
The timing wasn’t right
But your late night calls and your long goodbyes
Are saying I was right
These feelings don’t just come and go I see it in your eyes
It’s hard to fall, if you don’t give your all

So why don’t you just tell me how you feel
Let me know that it’s real
And if you wanna love me, love me
Just show me

I don’t want another break
And I’m tired of give and take
When you lay with her in the bed we kept
I know you think of me
Your silence speaks a million words
But your eyes say only three
It’s hard to fall, if you don’t give your all

So why don’t you just tell me how you feel
Let me know that it’s real
And if you wanna love me, love me
Just show me

If you wanna love me, love me, just show me
Said if you wanna love me, Oh baby love me

My Blues

Written By: Jenn Mundia

My Blues

Staring at the mirror thinking, “is this what I really feel?”
Looking at myself thinking, “is this really real?”
Cuz I know what I know and I know I just won’t go
Cuz I really really love you

My baby don’t love me and it’s killing me inside
My baby don’t love me and I don’t know where to hide
Cuz I know what I know and I know I just won’t go
I’m gonna show him why you don’t break young girls hearts

I slashed his tires
I bent his clubs
I burned his shirts
That’s what he gets for giving me up

Dragging down the the road, pouring sweat and hauling ass
You know I took your dog and I ain’t gonna give him back
Cuz I know what I know and I know I just won’t go
Cuz I really really love you

My baby don’t love me and it’s killing me inside
My baby don’t love me and I don’t know where to hide
Cuz I know what I know and I know I just won’t go
I’m gonna show him why you don’t break young girls hearts

I called your new girl
Just to mess with your head
And I flushed your goldfish
And he wasn’t even dead

Cuz I know what I know and I know I just won’t go
Cuz I really really love
Really really love
Really really love you

Sea & Me

Written By: Jenn Mundia

Sea & Me

Traveling out towards the sea, waves on my mind
How could you leave without me you left me behind
So I keep saying, waves don’t take me home
Cuz where I come from I won’t return
Don’t take me home, waves, don’t take me home
Don’t take me home, bring me to you

Traveling out towards the sea and I feel the winds touch
If your lips were the breeze then I wouldn’t need much
So I keep saying, wind, don’t take me home
Cuz where I come from I won’t return
Don’t take me home, wind, don’t take me home
Don’t take me home, bring me to you

Won't Bring Me Down

Written By: Jenn Mundia

And you can tell me that I have nothing
I’ve got these forces inside my life
To find perfection in imperfection
Find the joy inside my strife

So I will wander through endless deserts
And I’ll still find a helping hand
I’ve got this love, when it’s around
Won’t bring me down, won’t bring me down

And you can tell me that I’m still crazy
That I can’t live through this misery
I’ll be renewed and I’ll change you too
And you can keep this company

So I will wander through endless deserts
And I’ll still find a helping hand
I’ve got this love, when it’s around
Won’t bring me down, won’t bring me down

And you can tell me that I’ve got no time
And you can tell me that I’ve got years
What you don’t know is that I live my life
Just like a soldier I hold it dear

So I will wander through endless deserts
And I’ll still find a helping hand
I’ve got this love, when it’s around
Won’t bring me down, won’t bring me down

And you can tell me that I have nothing
I’ve got these forces inside my life
To find perfection in imperfection
Find the joy inside my strife

So I will wander through endless deserts
And I’ll still find a helping hand
I’ve got this love, when it’s around
Won’t bring me down, won’t bring me down

When The World Won't Turn (song for Kenya)

Written By: Jenn Mundia

When the world won't turn
I'll remember things
Not the vultures prey
But that he had wings
Please remember me by the love I gave
When the world won't turn
Please remember this face

When the world won't turn
Will you hear a song?
And the melody will you hum along?
And would it be so sweet
That you would not mind
That the world won't turn
Or the stop in time

When the world won't turn and the silence falls
Will the ones you love be the ones to call?
Call the melody so that you might find
Find your way back home when the world won't turn
Find your way back home when the world won't turn

Discography

"Busy Heart" (2013)
"Just In Time" (2009)

Set List

Originals:
My Blues
Show Me
Bad News
Can't Bring Me Down
3 Days
Michael
Instincts
Medicine
Kenya
Christmas Don't Mean A Thing

Covers

Epiphany - Chrisette Michelle
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Lauryn Hill version
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin (orig. Carol King)
Hate On Me - Jill Scott
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (ft. on myspace)
Halo - Beyonce
Irreplaceable - Beyonce
Billionaire - Travvie McCoy
Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Beautiful Surprise - India Arie
Melt My Heart To Stone - ADELE
Bust Your Windows - Jazmine Sullivan
Fugees Medley .Killing Me Softly.Fu-gee-la.Ready or Not
Your Love - The Outfield
Heartless - Kanye West
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Rait
Russian Roulette - Rihanna
Across the Universe - The Beatles
Baby One More Time - Brittney Spears
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
Better Man - James Morrison
River - Joni Mitchell
Late Morning Lullaby - Brandi Carlile
The Highway - Ingr