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The Vancouver singer/songwriter has just released Never Ever Wanna, an EP. Hershman’s third solo release, it was produced by Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Wanting Qu, Nat Jay).
Check out the title track It’s a slick-in-a-good-way pop song with a killer chorus. For more info, visit jenniferhershman.com.
Jennifer Hershman is right on the cusp of releasing Never Ever Wanna, her third album and first since 2011. So, what has the Vancouver-based singer-songwriter been up to over the last four years? Along with taking dance classes at Simon Fraser University, playing shows in Los Angeles, and teaching music to children at local community centres (just to name a few things), she laughs, adding, “Well, I am a mom, so that takes a lot of time and my energy up!”
Family, in general, is an important concept for Hershman and something expressed in particular on Never Ever Wanna, from musical influences to lyrical content.
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The Vancouver singer-songwriter will be releasing her third album Never Ever Wanna on February 17th and will be playing an album release party that evening at the Electric Owl. Hershman’s music career has been seasoned by a variety of collaborations and inspirations, but has notably taken efforts into her own hands.
We had the opportunity to chat with Jennifer about her inspirations, her growth as a musician, and what to expect next week at her album release show.
Last week I was fortunate to be invited to the intimate EP Release party for Never Ever Wanna by local musician Jennifer Hershman. Unfortunately I already had plans that night so I would not be able to stick around after the music and actually party it up. Luckily for me, the show started early enough to give me the chance to hear her play her new EP live as well as an older song and even a cover song.
The EP has electric-synth sounds that come through on the songs so I was looking forward to hearing how it would sound live with only Jennifer on guitar and Michelle Faerhrman on cello.
Jennifer and Michelle made their way through the new EP with Desert Heart, a song from the new album, a cover song, I Know Why, Never Ever Wanna, We Could Be Endless, and finishing it off with Keep Each Other Alive.
The title track is fun to listen to but the night ended with what has become my favourite song on the EP, Keep Each Other Alive. Jennifer showed strength through the song and finished her set off with a warm subtle power. Throughout the whole night the two girls performed well and the songs came across in good form in the more toned down setting. In efforts to make up for some of those missing synth sounds the audience was entertained with the sound of a slap of the guitar or ‘clap-of-the-hands’ beats.