Jenny March is the cutest little bean and I could have talked to her all day - had our coffee shop location not closed almost immediately after we got there! We talked about her musical beginnings and her single, “Rebound.” Seriously so excited to see what she’s going to do next this year!
Tell me about your journey into music?
Jenny: Well, it’s a long story! I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and I was involved in theater as a kid. I moved to LA a couple of years ago, and I didn’t really know how to break into music, but I knew acting. I figured it out on my own - I met with a producer, and it’s been a long process, but I’m learning the music business as I go along.
What’s your creative process like? Where does the inspiration for your songs come from?
Jenny: My creative process definitely varies. From things that I’m going through, friendships, and things my friends are going through. A lot is personal experiences for me, from what I’ve seen and from those close to me.
Who are some artists that influence your sound?
Jenny: Big influences, I love powerhouse vocalists. Ever since I was little: Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Britney Spears, I’ve always wanted to grow up to be a big pop star like them.
Since you do come from a theater background, what are some of the theatrical inspirations seen in your music?
Jenny: I think it’s made me a more round artist. I’ve been going to shows with my mom since I was 11 or 12. A favorite of mine is In the Heights!
What was the inspiration behind your single, “Rebound?”
Jenny: Rebound is my baby. I think it is the most vulnerable song I have out right now. I had a crush on my best friend for so long. I had a huge crush on my best guy friend, and he was in a long-distance relationship, and he was confiding in me. You know the moment when your friend is telling you about all the things that are going wrong, but on the inside, you’re trying to hide how you really feel? That was my life for three years. Eventually, we ended up at the same party together a week after they broke up, and he expressed interest in me. I was like, seriously? I cannot be a rebound right now. I decided not to do that, and the very next day, I wrote Rebound.