Jena Rose’s Composed Sophistication Demonstrates A Promising Future THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: Jena Rose @ THE FONDA 5/12/18
LOS ANGELES, CA- At 17 years old, Jena Rose shows some major potential. With a voice that has a tone of composed sophistication and calm and collected stage presence, I was shocked to learn how young she actually was.
Relatively new to the music scene, she’s been touring relentlessly as an opening act for more established acts like Plain White T’s and Why Don’t We . Following the release of her debut EP Reasons was released on March 30, 2018, Jena embarked on Echosmith’s “Inside A Dream” tour where I got to catch this young upstart perform live.
As polished as I thought her sound and her performance was, I did have hard time connecting with her music. Upon retrospect, it may have been that the music may have been a little too mature for her. The subject matter of her most of music deals with topics of love, love lost and general passion. But perhaps a 17 year can’t really capture all of those emotions in song; and no matter how well its sung or played, if someone hasn’t really had those feelings themselves, can that someone really emote those feeling through song?
Don’t get me wrong … Jena’s got a style and sound that’s perfectly suited to make headway in the pop scene … but it may just take some real life experiences to really make those songs feel the way they’re written.