Solo alternative rock artist Jen Janet recently dropped an official video for her latest single “My Garden.” With a background in fronting some heavier, prog-rock bands such as, Blind Revision (disbanded) and Mimesis (current), and collaborating with a wealth of different artists over the years, the singer/songwriter officially announced her solo project right when the pandemic hit.
With her new solo project, Janet strives to blend electronic, rock, and metal music together, while continuing to create evocative and haunting music videos to match. “My Garden” ties together both the heavy and emotive elements from artists such as, Evanescence, A Perfect Circle, Poppy, and Chelsea Wolfe, with Janet’s own artistic expression at the forefront of it all.
Janet states about her new video single: “The song is about feeling smothered, and being overcome with suffocating feelings. The metaphor in the song is the garden, where beautiful things can grow, but sometimes if there is too much pressure on someone, it can just feel overwhelming. ‘Too much of a flourishing’ is a line from the chorus, representing this. It’s possible to water a flower too much, to the point where it can die.“
She continues, “I had a lot of fun directing the video. I wanted to have the light and the dark – the outdoor shots in a beautiful gothic garden, and the indoor shots with a creepy, mysterious vibe. That type of balance is important to me. We were able to film the whole video right in my neighborhood in California, because there is a rose garden down the street!”
Jen Janet is a multimedia solo musical project, with long-term industry experience as both a solo artist and frontwoman. With her previous rock bands she toured the east coast of the US, opening many festivals, including some with bands such as Amorphis, Motionless in White, Saving Abel, The Amity Affliction, and many more.
She was nominated for best female vocalist for awards in New England, Rhode Island, and Worcester Massachusetts. Her music video for “Possession” was recently nominated in the 2021 official selection for best music video, in the Venice Shorts Film Festival based in Los Angeles, California, and the Chicago Indie Film Festival.