Jenn Grant – “The Fighter”
Pairs Well With…Fiona Apple, Broken Social Scene, Heartless Bastards
Astute OEB listeners may already recognize Jenn Grant’s voice from her work with rapper Buck 65 on “Paper Airplanes”, highlighted just a couple days ago. Just the idea that Grant finds creative middle ground with a talent like Buck 65 is telling and translates directly to Grant’s music. She’s a bit of chameleon throughout her catalog, exploring upbeat pop, minimalist folk and every tone in between. Her latest, 2012’s The Beautiful Wild, is a decidedly inward-facing album, drawing from the darker corners of Americana. This is actually my favorite side of Grant’s personality, especially compared to the pop tone of 2011’s Honeymoon Punch. The commitment to allowing space and room for the songs to breathe allow Grant to shine at the top of her game.