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“For the debut EP, what comes together is a familiar alternative sound that shines with production by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, All Time Low), with one track produced by Alex Arias (The Mowgli’s, Matchbox Twenty).” – Buzzbands LA
“Jei-Rynn approaches his musical craft like an acclaimed writer with his memoirs — deeply personal, yet compelling for all.” – Top Shelf Music Magazine
“Paying homage to what spurred the start of his project, Jei-Rynn explores themes of
post-pandemic America, depression and identity, and the complexity of relationships through his songs” – Glasse Factory
Los Angeles-based alternative pop artist Jei-Rynn
is excited to share the release of his debut EP, overreacting on out today
, October 21 (order
). To celebrate the release Jei-Rynn has an hometown EP release show coming up on Wednesday, October 26 at Break Room 86
in Los Angeles. Tickets for the show are available HERE.
Jei-Rynn’s songs have been described as “journal entries.” Based in and native to southern California, the artist began writing his own songs as early as 12. Jei-Rynn’s art and songwriting was always an oasis to him, an outlet. His music is evocative of familiar alternative artists like Nirvana or more modern alt acts like Yungblud or Twenty One Pilots, but his sound is also singular and new. It’s the voice of a misfit; outsider music in a pop-friendly package.
After playing in bands for years, the pandemic and civil unrest of the turn of the decade inspired the beginnings of Jei-Rynn’s solo project. Using guitar hooks reminiscent of grunge and 2000s emo rock, as well as 808s and programmed beats akin to the era of Billie Eilish, Jei- Rynn’s sound is eclectic. His singing style ranges from a whisper to a shout. His lyrics are poetic and confessional; personal, but universal. Visually, in directing and editing his own music videos and other media, the artist takes reference from dark film auteurs such as David Lynch, Tim Burton, and Stanley Kubrick.
2022 saw the release of Jei-Rynn’s debut singles. To create these singles, Jei-Rynn teamed up with a range of talented producers, including Alex Newport (Bloc Party, At The Drive-In), Alex Arias (The Mowgli’s, Matchbox Twenty) and Marshall Gallagher (of Teenage Wrist). His songs explore the anxieties of a post-pandemic America, depression and identity, and the complexity of relationships. Jei-Rynn continues to explore these themes in his debut EP overreacting, an angular, impassioned collection of songs largely produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, All Time Low), the production team of Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, with one track produced by Alex Arias. A multiethnic, multi-genre, multi-instrumental artist, Jei-Rynn is a new
voice in alternative to be reckoned with.