Recorded at Resonate Music in Edmonton with producer Justin “Dunna” McDonough, Jenesia’s debut album features 6 emotion-evoking, well-crafted, infectious new tracks. Known for their heart-on-their-sleeve, deeply personal storytelling and devotion to inspiring others towards justice, on Catch-22, the couple explores themes of addiction (“Catch-22”), financial distress (“Water To Wine”), politics and fighting the good fight (“Anthem”) and the beauty of being in love (“Easy”).
Check out the video for lead single “Mexico”: https://bit.ly/2GShkQZ
Hailing from Spruce Grove, AB, Jenesia is comprised of husband and wife duo Jenesa Dawn and Alexander David. Previously known as Soap Box Duo, Jenesia has played over 300 shows across Western Canada. They were finalists at both the Los Angeles “Top Vocalist” Competition and the New York John Lennon Songwriting contest and have been nominated for “New Artist of the Year” at the GMA’s 38th Covenant Awards and an “Adult Alternative Recording of the Year” for the 2016 Edmonton Music Awards.
Winners of the My United Way Voice (helping to fight poverty through the power of music), Jenesia’s passion goes far beyond making hit songs; the duo strives to encourage and inspire others towards justice. “Our goal is to use our music as a platform to talk about issues of justice in our society both locally and around the world”, states Jenesa in their 2017 short documentary Soap Box For Haiti. “Our main focus as a couple is the prevention of childhood sexual abuse. At the same time, we realized that may not be the passion of many of our listeners, so what we want to do is be able to showcase other organizations/other injustices abroad that people can get excited about effecting change.”
In the fall of 2017, the duo travelled to Haiti to film Soap Box For Haiti. The short documentary focuses on the beauty of the country and its people, while showcasing a few organizations (Floriana Wedding Project, Reveil Matinale Orphanage Foundation, Haiti Children’s Home) that are working there. The documentary which received international recognition, can be viewed HERE.
Photo Credit: Tyler McIntyre