An airy indie rock song that sounds like happiness and adventure, “Anything You Want” by Jeen is a song that feels like hope.
Following on the heels of previous release, “Deep End”, “Anything You Want” is the only track on the LP that features strings courtesy of Kevin Fox on cello. This song makes me feel like sitting next to the person you are into. It doesn’t matter how long you have been together or if you are even together, its that bubbly butterflies in your stomach feeling that makes you smile to yourself. Personally, I want to blast this track driving in the mountains with the windows down and feel that warm fairytale feeling and surround myself with it in hearing this song.
Jeen’s latest offering may be her strongest to date. Self-titled and slated for October 9, 2020, Jeen will release a 12-song LP co-produced by herself and Ian Blurton (Change of Heart, C’mon, Future Now). Recorded at Pro Gold in Toronto in 2019, this album features Ian Blurton on lead guitar, Stephan Szczesniak on drums, Ben O’Brien/Brendan Canning on bass, Jeff Heisholt on synths and a cameo by Kevin Fox on strings.
Jeen started in the music industry busking on Queen West in Toronto at 16. It was there she and her band were scooped up by the Jeff Healey team, and were managed by them for the half decade that followed.
After two subsequent solo albums, Jeen was invited to share lead singing/song writing duties on Brendan Canning’s (of Broken Social Scene) Cookie Duster album, When Flying Was Easy.
She then dropped her last name and self produced three more solo albums in succession (Tourist, Modern Life, Gift Shop) which garnered regular radio rotation and much deserved attention from the likes of NPR, Billboard and Buzznet to name a few.
Her songs have been used extensively in ad campaigns alongside many TV/film placements (MTV, Google, MasterCard, Molson, etc).
Review by Hannah Schneider