Rising singer-songwriter JENA ROSE released her latest single, “Checkmate”, via Gem Street Music and Sweety High. Written with Nick Furlong (Machine Gun Kelly, 5 Seconds of Summer) and produced by Chapters (Simon Jay and Luke Shrestha), the high-energy track features Jena’s signature brand of pop with nods to 80s influences Duran Duran and Depeche Mode. Inspired by “The Queen’s Gambit” and her lifelong fascination with chess, the larger than life sound and accompanying visuals have her taking the power back in a toxic relationship. The music video was directed by Sweety High’s Veronica Zelle, executive produced by Frank Simonetti and choreographed by Richy Jackson (Lady Gaga). Watch HERE.
Christened a “tour de force” by American Songwriter, Jena broke down the new track saying: “Relationships and chess have a lot more in common than I ever considered, until I had one that woke me up… ‘Checkmate’ is a homage to all the girls who’ve had to act strategically to protect their hearts.”
“Checkmate” kicks off an exciting new chapter for Jena Rose and previews her forthcoming debut EP “Baby, Maybe.” The project is slated for release later this year and will feature collaborations with all-star co-writers/producers including Furlong and John Feldmann (Blink 182, Panic! At The Disco). The new track follows her 2020 release, “Forever Yours (ft. Casper Magico)” which earned global recognition, over 6M streams, and was featured on the soundtrack for the 2020 Netflix film Work It.
“Checkmate” VIDEO STREAMING LINK: HERE
ABOUT JENA ROSE
Growing up with a father who immigrated from Cuba and a mom raised in Chicago, Jena was inspired by a wide array of musical influences from a very young age. Displaying a precocious talent early on, she started playing her own songs on tour with AJR, Echosmith and Why Don’t We when she was only 17-years-old. Trained as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer, with over 1M social followers and 10M likes, she is an artist to watch in 2021. Gearing up for a slate of releases, fashion week, and her debut EP, Rose will be back on tour just as soon as the world allows.
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ABOUT GEM STREET MUSIC
Gem Street Music, based in LA and Nashville, was created as a solution to a new music market that requires artists to drive continual growth across their digital platforms. Their core business, spanning from A&R and content production to growth and distribution, delivers the cultural scale essential to building real fan bases and driving positive ROI. Owning one of the largest Gen Z platforms and growth networks in the U.S. (Sweety High and Social Impact), they leverage their diverse audiences and employ innovative, collateralized strategies for both established stars and promising newcomers.