By the time indie art pop duo Jenny & Tyler made the move from Delaware to Nashville andsigned on as the flagship act for upstart label Residence Music, they had already won a dedicatedfollowing of fan-friends by criss-crossing the country on their own and then touring as theopening act for Sara Groves. The move to Nashville, when it finally came, wasn’t so much abouta change of scenery for the talented, young songsmiths as it was about committing everything tomusic-making as a vocation—an “all the eggs in one basket” gamble to pursue a career as artists.
Now, with the release of their first label project, Of This I’m Sure, that gutsy decision comes tofruition. Jenny & Tyler’s unexpectedly mature sound melds a diverse set of influences intosomething new that is at the same time both yearning and comforting. Throughout the project’stwelve songs, their easy voices blend in harmonies that suggest a deep hope and a deep acheintertwined. Artful without being pretentious, Of This I’m Sure seems to have its deepest rootsin the influences of lyrically emotive, UK folk-pop stylings. Even as Jenny & Tyler’s vocalpairings take center stage, the song production remains vast and lush, and at times, soaring.
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