On February 24th, Los Angeles-based songwriter Jenny O. will release her new album Spectra. She has now shared “You Are Loved Eternally,” the latest single from the record.
Commenting on “You Are Loved Eternally” Jenny O. says: “The phrase “You Are Loved Eternally” was hand-painted on an old mirror frame in my friend’s grandfather’s cabin. Weeks after I visited in 2020, the cabin and everything it contained burned up in the Sequoia Complex Fire along with 10% of the world’s giant sequoias. I imagine that mirror reflecting a room of flames before it too was consumed- the 1950’s furniture, local nature books, even the iron wood stove melted. At that time someone I love deeply was in trouble, in depressive peril. I wrote this song for them, for me, for everyone I know and don’t know. We get lost and fall disconnected from the warm glow of human connectivity, loving awareness, the web of life.”
Spectra is the fourth full-length album by Jenny O. It is a celebration of the universal, the organic– a manual straight from the soul on how to love practically and unconditionally, in all directions. Spectra is the staggering result of Jenny O.’s contemplation on what it means to be a weirdo, to communicate, and ultimately, to be useful.
Jenny O. played the guitar, bass, synthesizers and more on Spectra. She grew up on Long Island, New York, in a household that worshiped early rock n’ roll. She is a classically trained composer and double bassist who studied jazz and experimented with trip hop in the early 2000’s before making her way to California and back to rock n’ roll. She made two albums with Jonathan Wilson – Automechanic and Peace & Information, followed by New Truth and now Spectra – both with Kevin Ratterman. She has toured with legends like Sixto Rodriguez, Violent Femmes, Father John Misty, and Faye Webster, and performed vocals on recordings by Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Conor Oberst, and Jim James.