100 BEST JAZZ ALBUM COVERS

Whether you could describe RAISED BY WOLVES as a collection ofhappy songsmay be moot but it is definitely more confidant and assured than its predecessor. There’s a punch to the rhythm section, creamy guitar and of course lashings of pedal steel. I asked Jenny if she’s happy to call it a country album?

“I’m always interested to hear how people perceive my albums ascountryornot country. I do not really try for a country thing, but the pedal steel pretty much brings it there immediately. I have the biggest crush on the pedal steel, I wish I had one on tour all the time. RAISED BY WOLVES was produced by Adam Iredale-Gray (of Fish & Bird), and we had a pretty different process than the previous one, which was produced by Adrian Dolan (Ruth Moody Band/The Bills). While there was a lot of attention to detail, we definitely prioritised feeling and vibe over sonic perfection.”

As befits an album called RAISED BY WOLVES there’s a feral quality to some of the lyrics.”My love is a monster, it can eat you up” (Remember The Life) and “I was raised by wolves so I will be a wolf wife with a taste for the fight, I, with the teeth so white” (Wolf Wife). Jenny explains: “I think that we all have a bit of a wild animal in us. Life and society wears away at it, and we tuck it away, tell it to calm down and stay out of sight. But it is still there. I’m fascinated by it and by the kind of people whose wildness is a little bit closer to the surface. These are the people I hold dearest in my life and I think they are often the oddballs, and the ones who are living according to their passions. Us weirdos have to stick together.”

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