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Soulful, heartbreaking and full of power!
A Nashville-based singer-songwriter, DeVries’ voice has been described as soulful…
and affecting and has already made a powerful connection with millions. She is among the elite handful of artists to make it to American Idol’s Top 24 on the farewell season. Also, on America’s Got Talent, she earned three separate standing ovations from both the judges and the audience. Jenna DeVries‘ ability to tell stories through music began as a child and has carried her around the world.
Starting with a country sound, DeVries found herself pulled into the pop genre when she first came out of the closet. As an openly LGBTQ artist, DeVries found pop music was the right outlet to be loud and proud when she needed it most. During the worldwide pandemic, DeVries spent hours at the piano getting back to her roots – writing country music.
Her recent releases include, full-length album, Irreverent, telling the story of moving to Nashville, coming out, losing her family, and finally stepping into her power. Most recently, Jenna DeVries released her single with Harper Grae titled, “Drunk Girls,” which exclusively premiered with People. The music video for “Drunk Girls” was featured on the CMT Music television channel.
I wrote December, the first Christmas I spent without my family. I needed a way to really grieve all the ways my life had changed – for better and for worse. It is a strange feeling to go through the holidays celebrating when your heart is broken. I know so many other members of the LGBTQIA community experience that feeling. Or anyone who is suffering a loss over the holidays… I hope this song gives people an outlet to grieve and to really feel those feelings. I hope it helps them feel less alone.
Start streaming “December” here:
Riding the success of her previous rowdy single, “Drunk Girls,” alongside Harper Grae, Jenna Devries takes a more melancholy approach on her latest song, “December.”
At the outset of “December” soft sounds of piano commence. The listeners are transported into Jenna Devries’ description of love, loss, and longing for the life she knew before. As the season begins, she remembers that the holidays are just another reminder that those moments are gone.
Jenna DeVries discloses her feelings of grief through her powerful vocals and heart-wrenching lyricism. She belts…
No, we’ll never go back to our Decembers with the twinkling lights/when the world outside never felt so bright/I remember how you made me feel like the magic’s real/Like time stood still.
Jenna Devries displays a great passion for each song in her discography. Her voice flawlessly projects each emotion intended to convey. Whether it be a fun, country pop anthem like “Drunk Girls” or a heartbreaking ballad, like “December,” Jenna DeVries makes each song her own.