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Janita

“This woman’s got the goods. Stardom awaits.”
—Billboard Magazine

Janita - Didn't You, My Dear? - ECR Music GroupThe buzz and anticipation surrounding Brooklyn-based artist Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) is as unsurprising as it is palpable. Standing room only concerts and sold out festivals have cemented her reputation as an electrifying singer-songwriter and an artist who’s breakthrough moment has arrived.

“It probably shouldn’t be allowed for someone as talented as singer-songwriter Janita to also be goddess beautiful. She not only writes beautifully powerful songs, but sings with such passion and conviction that it’s hard to take your eyes off her,” declares The Telegraph (UK). The Village Voice adds, “This belle can belt and pen. Janita teems with vocal wattage and knows it.”

Critical acclaim fused with commercial success may be rare in the music world, but this happy combination is not only Janita’s norm, it has fueled the artist’s own excitement for what is indeed her breakthrough moment: the release of her forthcoming new album, Didn’t You, My Dear?

“This new album feels like the fulfilling of a promise I’ve been making to myself, and to my fans. It’s an album about arriving, joyfully, in this brave new world and not turning away, and not turning back,” says a smiling Janita. “I wanted to make a record that was powerfully melodic and lush, but with the emotional availability and rawness of my shows. Intentionally unrefined, and unreserved.”

That lack of reservation is also found in the glowing praise that is already heralding the album’s arrival. PopMatters writes, “For some artists, it’s enough to be known by one name like Madonna, Prince, Sade, and Sting. Janita might be another name to add to the list.” Marie Claire proclaims, “Janita keeps listeners hooked . . . HEAR IT!”

Janita reflects on the trajectory that’s led her to this worthy tipping point with a tone that rings like a signature chord throughout her new record. A tone that mixes grace with defiance, more focused on the path ahead than the path behind. “I always knew—and I think my fans always knew—that this moment was possible. It was coming, and just ahead of us. A moment we could forge, and enjoy, together. Now that it’s here, I couldn’t be more excited—or more ready.”

Janita’s new album, Didn’t You, My Dear?, will be released worldwide March 31, 2015 on ECR Music Group. It was produced, recorded, and mixed by Blake Morgan in New York City.

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“This woman’s got the goods. Stardom awaits.”
—Billboard Magazine

“This belle can belt and pen. Janita teems with vocal wattage and knows it.”
—The Village Voice

“It probably shouldn’t be allowed for someone as talented as singer-songwriter Janita to, also, be goddess beautiful. She not only writes beautifully powerful songs, but sings with such passion and conviction that it’s hard to take your eyes off her.”
—The Telegraph (UK)

Didn’t You, My Dear? is a ten-track collection of musical brilliance. Introspective, sonically refreshing, and rife with homage to classic American styles of music, this album beckons for a deep, active listen.”
—Jason Greenspan, Baeble Music

“For some artists, it’s enough to be known by one name like Madonna, Prince, Sade, and Sting. Janita might be another name to add to the list.”
—PopMatters

“Janita’s Didn’t You, My Dear? is so good, it’s intoxicating.”
—Allen Foster, AXS

“Comparisons to Patti Smith and Blond Redhead are just the beginning. This Finnish transplant to Brooklyn has the balls and the pipes to make great music, even having the guts to cover a Tom Waits’ song and do it right. With just a touch of the blues (think Nina Simone) with punk DIY spirit and just the right production, Janita shines through. Her voice is amazing. Many artists are known by one name; Janita only needs one. She is that good.”
—AudioBuzz

Didn’t You, My Dear? is an I-took-control record. It’s also a beautiful record. Every sound on this record serves the song. There isn’t a wasted note. If it feels like a new beginning for Janita, that’s because it is . . . this record is a game-changer for Janita.”
—One Track Mine

“This female Jeff Buckley is all about evolving—as a musician, as a member of the community of artists and as a person. Her new record, Didn’t You My Dear? is a powerful reality check and proof that when you make a record from your heart (without constraints)—everyone can hear its authenticity.”
—Speak Into My Good Eye

“It’s a proud moment for Janita. Didn’t You, My Dear? . . . is her best record yet. Janita isn’t afraid to be brave.”
—Broadway World

“Janita has evolved from pop star to head-turning and heartstring-pulling singer-songwriter with real soul . . . (she) is doing inventory, and setting the terms of her engagement with her music and its listeners as she moves forward. The confidence and maturity found throughout Didn’t You, My Dear? qualifies it as a breakthrough, backs up those words and establishes a respect for her freshly evolved artistic identity.”
—Antiquiet.com

“Critics have oozed over this gifted artist, and rightly so.”
—ASCAP/Playback

“Janita’s expressive, understated, and yet soulful performances prove (even) more beautiful than her silhouette.”
—All Music Guide

“Janita keeps listeners hooked . . . HEAR IT!”
—Marie Claire

Didn’t You, My Dear? is an emotional tour de force . . . both sultry and inspiring.”
—Red Typewriter

“I suspect Janita’s popularity will be fueled by excited word-of-mouth promotion and performances at intimate settings. She has that specialness.”
—Philadelphia Daily News

“Keep an eye on [Janita], she’s a powerhouse!”
—Indie Minded

“Janita’s supple voice is capable of finding just the right tone of aching melancholy or dreamy wistfulness, her songs painting a relationship mosaic of yearning, regret, resistance and struggle, even amid love’s sweetness.”
—The Intelligencer

For Janita media inquiries, please contact:

Leigh Greaney | Effective Immediately Public Relations
leigh@ei-pr.com
(212) 777-6727 ext. 214