"My curiosity will drive me to any place I have never been before. There are three things I plan on doing for my entire life; making music, traveling and loving," Jeanne says
It’s not often that a debut record sounds as assured and powerful as Abby Jeanne’s Rebel Love. Released this March, the soul singer delivers a stunner of a vocal performance. In advance of her Cactus Club show on Sunday, November 12 with Thriftones and Abram Shook, the Milwaukee-based Jeanne discusses her debut, a busy 2017, traveling the world and her latest single.
On Rebel Love track “Aged Young (2016),” you said “2016 gave you gray hair.” How has 2017 been treating you?
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I find Rebel Love a mellow, meditative and very personal album. Would you consider these songs a method of self-healing?
Has your relationship towards these songs evolved over the past nine months since the album came out?
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The mood has changed drastically on your latest single, “Cosmic Beings” (“Wake up/ Your heart is on fire/ Let go/ The future looks bright”). Do you find yourself more optimistic these days?
Photo by Bethany Mog.
“Baby Roll’N Stone” was one of three songs used for the sponsor trailer at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. Did you have a chance to see any screenings this year?
You have traveled the world quite a bit. I believe you just were in Thailand a couple months ago. Is there a place you’ve been meaning to go that you haven’t been yet?
Do you think seeing these different places and cultures has affected your songwriting?