A catchy and youthful indie-pop track, “Deep End” by Jean is simply a feel-good summery tune.
This track is honestly addicting to listen to, the hook really pulls you in and makes you want to dance in your seat. The track feels very girly and fun and I can totally imagine myself blasting this in my car or just enjoying the sun. While cheery sounding, “Deep End” is truly a song of being sick and tired of being, well, sick and tired...bring back some joy! This is also the first track off of her upcoming self titled album coming this fall.
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/songwriting 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).
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.
Review by Hannah Schneider