“This woman’s got the goods.”
“An artist capable of producing music of great beauty and unsettling power.”
“She sings with such passion and conviction that it’s hard to take your eyes off her.”
—The Telegraph (UK)
Janita’s new single, “Bliss I Once Had This,” will be released worldwide October 18th, 2019, on ECR Music Group (SONY/Orchard). Janita describes the song as “a declaration of joyful defiance in darkening times.” “Bliss I Once Had This” was produced and recorded by indie-music luminary Blake Morgan in New York City.
Critical acclaim fused with commercial success is rare in the music world. For Janita, this coveted combination is simply the norm, and it has propelled her across 60,000 miles of touring for over 100 performances in the United States and Europe over the past two years, alone.
Already established as an iconic recording artist and music figure in her native Finland, Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) moved to New York City early in her career, building on those initial successes by launching her American recording career with two Top-40 Billboard hits. Her albums that have followed, Haunted, and Didn’t You, My Dear?, have cemented her reputation as a powerful multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and arranger—while garnering further recognition for her electrifying and unique talent as a singer.
Paste Magazine declares, “Janita mesmerizes . . . her distinctive vocals are her stand-out asset, ranging between an edgier Feist and a softer Florence Welch.” Baeble Music adds, “Combining the vocal intensity of Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan with the turbulent rock edge of St. Vincent, Janita continues to mark herself as an artist capable of producing music of great beauty and unsettling power.”
Not one to rest on her laurels, Janita is now in the studio working on her next album while preparing to be back out on the road to headline major tours in both Europe and the United States over the next year.