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Jenny Colquitt - 'Something Beautiful'

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Emerging artist Jenny Colquitt encompasses a unique combination of Americana, indie and folk rock and pop. Winner of the 2021/2022 FATEA 'Female artist of the Year' award and the 2020/2021 GSMC Award for best female solo singer/songwriter, Jenny's music is described as fit for film and storytelling at its finest. A voice that uniquely combines the melodic undertones of artists such as Eva Cassidy and the rawness of Alanis Morissette. She writes with soul, lyrical vulnerability and style to accompany her musicality both through keys and guitar. Jenny is the lead singer/songwriter of Americana Rock band ELY, another emerging act on the British music scene.

Jenny's debut album 'Something Beautiful' was released on the 26th November 2021, and has struck an instant chord, being described as 'very much recommended, for her strong and expressive voice, impactful lyrics and winning melodies' by BBC Radio 2's Paul Sexton. The release has gained her credibility among peers and she was nominated for 'Female Artist of the Year' in the 2021/2022 Radio Wigwam awards. Jenny has made a mark on her growing presence in UK Music. The first single 'Dirty Town' was released in June 2021 and set the pace for the upcoming album. The music video was highly rated amongst peers and accompanied her sound with an emotive visual storyboard display. This was similarly done with the second and third singles off the album titled 'Shape' and 'Something Beautiful'. 

A gorgeous twelve-track album that plays host to a variety of genres, including folk, rock, pop, and wistful Americana, 'Something Beautiful' create an artistically expressive journey, one that guides listeners through a cascade of sheer heart and endless emotion. Each song identifies a diverse element of Jenny’s charismatic and seemingly limitless musical talent, delivering mainstream appeal and sharp personal components that embrace the artist behind the music.

Even from the first listen, it's clear that Jenny possesses a profoundly moving series of talents, from her command of melody to her vocal essence that carries a diverse range of raw emotion.

Speaking about her debut album, Jenny said “It is a part of who I am. Every track has it’s own personality, it’s own message. Overall it embodies the message that we are all beautiful inside and we should stand up for what we believe”.

Alongside her solo work, Jenny is also the front woman and lead singer/songwriter for Americana Rock band ELY. The band formed in 2019, Colquitt alongside lead guitarist James Michael who was well known for his success on the 2011 X Factor. The two formed ELY as a way to expand their creative outlets and play venues and events that feed off a larger rock sound and high energy performance. Their debut EP, 'Black Smoke' was released on the 12th November 2021, this was was highly rated among bloggers and radio presenters despite being their debut release.

Review: 8/10

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