Jenny’s brand new album “Hoping for a Hero” is here! Playing over a dozen instruments herself, you’ll hear her intricate and unique acoustic guitar style, raunchier moments on electric guitar, poignant piano ballads, bubbling banjo licks, and in “Mountains & Molehills” she immerses us for the first time with the meandering sounds of a Weissenborn slide guitar, hand made by her father. With a lush, full-band sonic experience, producer Sean Carey adds the icing to the cake with his atmospheric, electric guitar melodies that tie in most beautifully with Jenny’s lyric sentiment.
Describing how the title came, Jenny says, “I was struck by the undertone of a longing for some kind of saviour throughout this collection of songs. In the past I’ve channelled my quest for happiness in futile directions, whether it be dreams, fame and fortune, romance, praise and approval, or the temporary relief of a binge-eating sesh at midnight. If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that our priorities need a good shake up, and in fact some things we’ve valued aren’t the answer. It’s the everyday heroes doing everyday deeds that make our world a better place”. Creating a reflective and transformative voyage for the listener, Jenny boldly confronts her battles with depression in “Long Winter’s Day”, and sings about befriending her anxiety in “Worrying Mind”, and uplifts the listener in her heart-warming alt-country finale, “Five Foot Tall”. Added to this collection of new songs, she’s also included a “matured” version of “Village by the Sea”, and the sequel to her popular coming-out song, “Hero in Me” with its added verse celebrating marriage equality in Australia.
The CD includes booklet inside with beautiful art work from Ruth Thorp, all lyrics, guitar tunings and more!
- Too Much Too Ask
- Mountains & Molehills
- Worrying Mind
- Too Little Too Late
- Stories We Tell
- One and the Same
- Believe in Yourself
- Loaded Gun
- Long Winter’s Day
- Hero in Me (Hero in You Sequel)
- Village by the Sea
- Five Foot Tall
Produced, recorded and mixed by Sean Carey at Church Street Studios, Sydney, NSW, Australia in 2019 and 2020.
Mastered by Kathy Naunton – dB Mastering.
Cover art by Ruth Thorp
Jenny Biddle: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, Weissenborn slide guitar, piano, synth keys, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, percussion
Sean Carey: bass guitar, electric guitars, backing vocals, percussion
Matt Druery: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Damien de Boos-Smith: cello
POSTAGE & SHIPPING: Local postage is available in UK & Australia. International shipping to the rest of the world. Free postage for orders over AUD$90! Please note, due to COVID-19 deliveries may be delayed.