When Canada’s Juno-nominated singer Jenn Grant set out to create a video for “The Fighter,” the lead track from her new album The Beautiful Wild (Jan 22, Ba Da Bing), the process took an unexpected personal turn. Grant unearthed Super 8 footage of her mother, from the 1970s, being crowned Queen of Azaleas at an annual festival in Norfolk, Virginia—complete with a parade, marching band, waving dignitaries, and caged tigers—and spliced the found imagery with new performance footage. The resulting interplay of history and present day speaks to the power of memory and artifact. “This video is special to me because it documents two different periods of time that are important to my life,” says Grant. “Seeing my mother in this way is a reminder of her everlasting transcendent beauty. It was such an honor to use this footage, and will remain a piece of art to share with the world forever.”
JUNO-NOMINATED JENN GRANT MAKES U.S. LABEL DEBUT WITH THE BEAUTIFUL WILD DUE JAN 22 ON BA DA BING RECORDS; U.S. TOUR WITH ERIN MCKEOWN SET FOR EARLY 2013
SEE THE VIDEO FOR ALBUM OPENER "THE FIGHTER" HERE: http://jenngrant.com/ [Grant's voice] is a beautiful, colorful instrument…melismatic and incredibly expressive – NOW Magazine When Canada's Juno-nominated singer Jenn Grant set out to create a video for "The Fighter,"...
The track features Grant's warm, "melismatic and incredibly expressive" (NOW Magazine) vocal harmonies, which also can be heard on her new album The Beautiful Wild, out Jan 22 via Ba Da Bing. The album features a gathering of Eastern Canada's close community of...