JENNA CHUNG brings ethereal new voice to EDM scene
NEW YORK, NY – In the world of EDM and synth-pop, there’s never been a voice quite like JENNA CHUNG’s – equal parts ethereal and light with the driving edge of electronic music. Chung brings a unique new perspective to a genre that is one of the fastest-rising in the world. Her new single “Violet” is poised to become the next big club track and is sure to be the vibe that people add to their playlists. The mid-tempo, chill vibe has a driving beat that pairs perfectly with Chung’s songbird vocals to evoke feelings that perfectly match the songs title.
“The name of the song comes from the feelings that I had when I was writing it and violet seemed to be the perfect color to describe that feeling,” Chung said. “Growing up, I moved around a lot and I battled some mental health issues. Those experiences inspired me to write this song. It focuses on health issues I dealt with growing up like depression and anxiety, but set against the upbeat background of electronic music I like showing the duality of those things because it illustrates how sometimes the hardships you go through can be powerful lessons to help you in the future.”
Chung works primarily in the electronic pop genre though she has been known to veer into other genres from time to time. No matter what she creates, however, it is always very personal to her. She never imitates other artists and is proud of the fact that she’s one of the female singers/songwriters of her age who writes music the way she does within the world of EDM.
“‘Violet’ and a lot of my songs sound exactly like the person I am,” she said. “If someone who knew me were to listen to my music, they would say it sounds exactly like Jenna Chung. I want people to see me express and represent those problems in life while also being a champion for better mental health care. Eventually I want my music to have a social impact the same way a lot of my musical heroes have over the years.”
Chung said she first became enamored with music at a young age. She recalls running around the house at age 4 or 5 singing songs and playing her toy keyboard. Her father introduced her to The Beatles, which opened her up to a whole world of possibility in the realm of music. She eventually studied music in school and learned to play the piano. To this day, she spends as many as three or four hours every day in front of the piano, writing songs or fleshing out old ideas. She takes inspiration from a wide variety of artists, from Phoebe Ryan to Billy Joel and even musical theater icon, Alan Menken.
“Violet” is the first of many new releases to come from Chung with at least three more singles slated to drop once a month throughout the summer. More music is also in the works and fans can look forward to a full EP toward the end of the year.
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