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The Real Moon

by Jennah Barry

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I know what I’ll do I’m closer than most to the real moon I can go outside and really see the light But lately when I walk I feel a crowd even if it’s far off Hiding from the signs You were never mine Call it in, take a holiday All I find is another doorway Did it happen if nobody saw?
A whole life in a tiny box I know what I’ll be I can belong, I can feel at ease Shouldn’t be so hard, Wear my hair long in the wind I ride on ‘Cause lately when we talk I can never tell if you’re listening much Hiding from the signs You were never mine Around 12 o’clock I see a deer standing on a front lawn Looking very lost Staring back at me with same thoughts


"dazzling" - Skope Mag
"exudes delicacy" - Circuit Sweet
"beats softly in time with tangerine-toned memories" - The Autumn Roses

Nestled amongst the gently plucked nylon strings of a warm acoustic guitar and surrounded by flourishes of horns and analog-tinged synths, Jennah Barry's "stunning" and "powerful" vocals float effortlessly in the mix. Once again finding its musical footing somewhere along the paths carved out by Harry Nilsson, Burt Bacharach, and Emmylou Harris, the vintage tones and feel are contrasted by the track's contemporary narrative.

"I was spending most of my time alone when I wrote ‘The Real Moon,'” says Barry. “The song is about the very modern problem of seeing too much of the world without actually leaving your house. It’s about experiencing the fragility of reality.”


released October 18, 2019

Jennah Barry - vocals, guitar, piano
Colin Nealis - bass, lap steel, synth, shaker
Mike Belyea - drums
Jordi Comstock - bongos
Michael Sachs - saxophones
Grace Adams - vocals

Produced by Colin Nealis
Engineered by John D. S. Adams (Stonehouse Studio)
Additional Engineering by Colin Nealis
Mixed by Jonathan Anderson (Protection Island Recording)

Cover photo by Kira Curtis

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radio diffuseurs privés du Canada.


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Jennah Barry South Shore, Nova Scotia

Jennah's undeniable, rosewater voice sets a mood wherein even the hardest truths seem palatable.

Moving effortlessly between folk, country and soft rock motifs, Barry’s music sets her at the forefront of a tradition of women making music as strong as it is sentimental.
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