Taken from “New Truth”, out June 19th via Mama Bird Recording Co.
Jenny O. is a singer-songwriter working in Los Angeles, California. Over the past decade, Jenny O. has sung on recordings by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Father John Misty, Conor Oberst and Jonathan Wilson. She’s also toured with an even broader range of artists, including FJM, Rodriguez, Leon Russell, and most recently, Faye Webster.
Jenny on the single “God Knows Why”: “I wrote “God Knows Why” after going deaf in one ear and asking why perplexing things happen — fate, cause and effect. When I lost my hearing, a doctor said, “God took it.” Something happened to me neurologically, but here we are. Why do people behave against their own interests? Why do some people survive and others don’t? NEW TRUTH has to do with coming to terms with a New Reality, what is and what will be now that things have changed or information has come to light. Feels accurate in this period of adjustment and great sadness.“