Jenna Kyle is an American singer-songwriter, producer and live electronic artist who creates music, experiences and aesthetics that transcend the day to day. Her music is not the soundtrack to your daily routine, it’s a portal to an alternate reality, the invitation to that feeling of ecstasy many of us chase or curate after-hours, when ‘real world’ responsibilities recede. The songs themselves do not necessarily exist to relate specific stories or experiences, but to create a space to let go.
Having spent the last 10 years in New York City, moving between the East Village and Brooklyn, she collaborated with an array of artists and immersed herself into the electronic and live music scene. Jenna moved to Los Angeles in 2020 where she currently resides.
Her music exemplifies a new strand of indie electronica blended with thoughtful, emotive art pop. With sultry laid-back vocals, Jenna Kyle brings her poetic and visually compelling lyrics to soulful depths, while keeping the often downtempo beats fresh and danceable.
With a sound and vision that transcends traditional pop but also stands apart from techno-house, Jenna Kyle draws upon her exploration of meditation, durational performance art, electronic soundscapes, 90’s R&B and a range of childhood influences from Pink Floyd to Nina Simone. Utilizing these greats as the backbone for her musicality, Jenna Kyle continues to pull inspiration from modern day live electronic influencers including Nicholas Jaar, Bonobo and James Blake.
Having already been likened to the upper echelons of dark-pop, BANKS, GRIMES, and Tove Lo, Kyle has a lot to live up to; but with her eclectic taste and unique background, she has managed to free her work from the confines of genre, allowing her to collaborate with an array of musicians, DJ’s, songwriters and multidisciplinary artists.
Kyle’s debut single “Dust
”, produced by Space 9
in January 2017, generated an impressive buzz for the new artist. Interview Magazine
premiered the track calling it “ethereal” and “captivating,” and it was quickly picked up by Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Indie Pop Chillout playlists, while reaching #25 on the US and Canadian Viral Top 50 charts. Kyle’s second single, “Lovelorn
,” produced by collaborator DJ/producer BAILE (Anjunadeep) was released a month later, in February 2017, and was featured on The Line Of Best Fit
and performed well on HypeMachine. Jenna Kyle’s subsequent release “Summer With You
,” a fun collaboration with Wes James (Le Youth
), was released that same August along with an official music video
and was quickly picked up by The 405
and Atwood Magazine
, and featured on HypeM’s Popular Playlist and Goldroom’s Endless Summer Playlist on Spotify. “Summer” was chosen for Andaz Hotel’s launch campaign and played on American Airlines flights and in their lounges worldwide. In 2018 Kyle released “Paths
,” an ethereal ode to letting go and finding oneself, along with an official music video
co-conceptualized and shot by director Rachel Kessler (Honto88).
In addition to writing and producing her own material, Jenna Kyle was featured on Brooklyn-based DJ/Producer BAILE
’s last two EP’s and continues to collaborate with big names in the electronic world as a featured vocalist and songwriter.
Prior to releasing her solo music Jenna Kyle was a featured musician and performer in Temporary Distortion’s acclaimed performance art installation, “My Voice Has An Echo In It”. A haunting 6-hour, mixed media saga, within which Kyle moved unexpectedly between vocal patterns, keyboards and drums provided a stage for the multi-instrumentalist to experiment within the durational performance art space. “Echo” has been featured in The New York Times, American Theatre Magazine, at the PS122 festival in 2015, the Yates Center at the Chicago Cultural Center and held residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center
Additionally, Jenna Kyle’s original song “Keep Moving On” was selected by the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) for their 2014 National Fall campaign #iwillisten. Kyle continues to advocate for a variety of health and environmental causes.
Taking 2020 to focus on honing her craft as a producer, Jenna has been diving inwards and fans can expect her new, most personal music yet in the form of a debut EP this Fall.