Album: Gift Shop
Release Date: September 14, 2018
Indie alt-pop songstress Jeen’s newest album, Gift Shop, is a feast for the ears. Brimming with anthemic reverb-fuelled indie-pop, the album was self-produced and is her catchiest release to date—unsurprising for an artist whose works have been featured a variety of TV shows and commercials for Degrassi, MTV Catfish, Google, Panasonic, Estee Lauder, Kraft, BlackBerry, and many more.
A 9-track collection that encompasses both Jeen’s lyrical and vocal prowess, Gift Shop opens strong with electrifying track “Pull Out Your Knives”: Broken Social Scene-esque, “Pull Out Your Knives” is the perfect song to hook listeners in, what with its infectious, pounding beat and emphasis on Jeen’s gritty vocals. From slow-building, early-album “Jungle” to the joyously electronic “The River”, Gift Shop is pop music for people who don’t like pop music.
A stunningly catchy display from top to bottom, Jeen’s Gift Shop is an absolute can’t miss.
My name is Emma Sloan. I am a Canadian content writer, columnist, and published poet. As of 2018, I have five writing credits to my name including Beatroute Magazine, This Side of West, The Martlet, and BALDHIP Magazine, but that list continuously being added to. Follow me on Instagram at @emmacsloan for writing updates and news.