The young Canadian singer-songwriter knows a thing or two about a rustic life.
Unlike 99 percent of Canadians, Jenny Ritter was actually raised in a log cabin, but she's far from a Canadian cliché. Raised by artistic parents -- one an opera singer, the other a ballerina -- she's gone on to pursue a career in the arts herself, namely as a folk singer-songwriter. Her new album raised By Wolves will be released on 4 September, and as you hear on the new track "Been So Kind", she's open to bringing in a little more of a rock influence as well, for some well-executed dynamics.
"'Been So Kind' is a really personal song, with a lot of bitterness in it," she explains. "I'm diving deeper into the 'rock' of 'folk-rock' than ever before -- the song conceals a brutal bitterness beneath a spacious and sweet facade. It calls into question the worth of kindness if that kindness is not honest?"