Jena Irene releases debut EP, talks to Jay Towers
Detroit's Jena Irene is making waves in the music industry. From her first stance on the national stage on American Idol - she now has her own EP that you can buy today.
Jena has been a friend of FOX 2 for several years now and performed her debut song "Unbreakable" from her five track EP named "Innocence".
The EP (Extended Play) tells the story of Jena growing up and finding her way as a woman and a singer/songwriter. The 2014 American Idol released her EP on iTunes AND on Spotify.
2. You Gotta Help Me
To celebrate her release, she's got three shows lined up, including two in Michigan:
April 14th - PJ Lager House, Detroit
April 15th - The Loft, Lansing
May 11th - Hotel Café, LA
Here's more info from the press release:
Detroit's Jena Irene Asciutto is set to release Innocence, her debut five track EP, on April 22nd via Original 1265 Recordings (see below for full track listing). The EP is now available for pre-order, and fans will instantly receive "Unbreakable" upon purchase. Serving as Jena's personal anthem, "Unbreakable" speaks to not only Jena's own spirit of resilience, but also that of her hometown, Detroit, where she has decided to establish her career.
The tracks on Innocence were written and recorded after a teenage Jena spent six months living in Hollywood as a contestant on American Idol, ultimately placing as the runner-up in the 2014 season. "I turned to songwriting to help me process the incredible, whirlwind experience I had been on," Jena reveals. "The songs on Innocence are deeply personal, telling the story of me growing up and finding my way as both a woman and a singer/songwriter."