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Whitney Ann Jenkins reveals "Intricacies" of exotic new single
(Published: October 17, 2020)

Singer/songwriter Whitney Ann Jenkins dazzles with her new single, "Intricacies," which fuses jazz and world music.

Q: It has to be asked: How are you doing during this pandemic? How has it affected your musical career?

A: Thanks for asking. The pandemic has been challenging, as it has been for many, but it's allowed a lot of time for inward reflection, and focusing on the truth of what really matters, and I'm really grateful for that. It's also required some creativity on finding new ways to expand. There's an element of uncertainty with knowing the "right time" to release something considering all of the things that are happening in the world presently. But, when you get down to the fact that we are all still human, having human experiences on top of what is happening- releasing a song that is a reflection of having a human experience, is a way for others to connect and feel like they aren't alone in their experiences. The potential for positive impact becomes more important and outweighs doubts for the right timing.

Q: How would you describe your latest single, "Intricacies"?

A: The song was inspired by the "intricacies" of a summer romance in New York a few years ago. It's a celebration of love and how, often, the most profound moments, are not necessarily ones that can be described with words, but are felt within the still and quiet, in the depth of our emotions. In all experiences, especially our most intimate ones, our similarities as a collective are much more profound than our differences. The power of love and unity in the connection of humanity transcends far beyond languages, borders, and oceans.

I collaborated with Brazilian producer, Jr Lobbo on this song, which threaded this theme of the song through the entire creation process of it. We were able to work together and craft this in completely different parts of the world during an incredibly unpredictable time.

He really made the arrangement quite delicious, complimenting the rainbow of emotions experienced with love. It has elements of fantasy, world music, jazz, folk...It could probably be considered a long lost step sister to a Disney classic. Also, award-winning and renowned pianist Julinho Teixeira is featured.

Q: I'm sure you've been asked this before, but for music listeners who aren't familiar with you, what was your initial motivation in creating music?

A: Music has always been a part of my life. But, I started writing music as a way of processing and making sense of things that were happening in my life.

Q: Who are the first artists that moved you the most?

A: Patsy Cline is a really big one. The way that you can just feel her heartache when she sings. I really resonated with that. Bob Dylan. Joni Mitchell. Chet Baker when I was a teenager. True vulnerable storytellers.

Q: Has your artistic vision changed since you began? If so, how?

A: Absolutely. As I continue to evolve as a person, aiming at my highest potential, my artistry reflects that journey.

Q: In what genre do you see yourself fitting in? It can be more than one.

A: I don't usually think of a specific genre whenever I'm creating a song, which may make it more difficult to define. For this one: folk, jazz, world, singer-songwriter.

Q: What do you hope people will experience with your music?

A: I hope that with this song, they can escape their reality for just a moment and reminisce on the joy and bliss that accompanies a sweet summer romance.

Q: Do you finance your music yourself?

A: I have a lot of people who support me, but financially it's all me, and my production company Wanderlustik Productions.

More Information: https://whitneyannjenkins.com

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