Five Questions With Jolene

Born and raised in Canso, NS, now based in Halifax, NS, Jolene (aka Jolene Harnish) has recently released her single, “Staycation”. The track was produced by Chris Iannetti in Halifax, and written by Jolene Harnish and Keven Daken.

Inspired by a pandemic that forced lockdowns and people vacationing close to home, with her whole heart she viewed this as an opportunity to return to her musical roots.

After a 15-year hiatus from songwriting, Jolene wanted to write an inspirational song about enjoying the simple things in life as well as supporting local and discovering the beauty in our backyards. Jolene is a self-motivated and passionate artist who is bringing authentic lyricism back into the mainstream. This catchy single will take you on an experience and is a reminder to all of us to appreciate everything that we have. The audience will see themselves in the song! The party anthem will bring forth feelings of happiness, pride, joy, summertime fun, as well as time spent with friends, and family. The skill in her delivery is undeniable. She pours her heart out in a song that is all about appreciating where you live. It’s universal message for the ages that will resonate with audiences in Canada and all over the world.

Check out “Staycation” below, and find out more about Jolene via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Jolene Harnish who goes by the moniker of Jolene is a multi-talented singer-songwriter born and raised in Canso Nova Scotia Canada. Jolene grew up as a musically inclined child, surrounded by Rock, Pop, and Country music.

Some of Jolene’s Musical Credits include completing a first 3 song EP which led her to performing as an opening act at the Stan Rogers festival in Canso Nova Scotia. Jolene then moved to Toronto where she worked with Richard Hutt at Cedar Tree Recording. She wrote with and was produced by Thomas Wade. In addition to co-writing songs, she also performed with a band in both Toronto and the East Coast throughout her career. When she returned to Nova Scotia she co-wrote and released “ On a Wing and a Song” to radio.

She recently released her new single Staycation to Radio Nationally. “Staycation” is a single that will form an anthem, that will inspire all of us! Trust us, you are going to want to press replay. Inspired by a pandemic that forced lockdowns and people vacationing close to home, with her whole heart she viewed this as an opportunity to return to her musical routes. After a hiatus from songwriting, Jolene wanted to write an inspirational song about enjoying the simple things in life as well as supporting locals and discovering the beauty in our backyards. Jolene is a self-motivated and passionate artist who is bringing authentic lyricism back into the mainstream. This catchy single will take you on an experience and is a reminder to all of us to appreciate everything that we have. The audience will see themselves in the song! The party anthem will bring forth feelings of happiness, pride, joy, summertime fun, as well as time spent with friends, and family. The skill in her delivery is undeniable. She pours her heart out in a song that is all about appreciating where you live. It’s universal message for the ages that will resonate with audiences in Canada and all over the world. Play, Download and stream this addictive and upbeat hit!

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I tend to write fun songs with a bit of attitude or sassiness – and then every now and again pour out a song that tugs on the heartstrings – like most singers I draw from real feelings and experiences. I don’t normally plan when writing, I write when the inspiration hits me! it’s usually the melody that comes first. Unique catchy melodies are my “thing”.

How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?

My mind never stops! Lol. I’m an entrepreneur so I’m always working on some new creative ideas or starting a new business. I also correspond lots with my co-writer friend Keven Daken quite a lot and we continually send song ideas back and forth. I like to search out new music also to get inspired or to just keep my mind in a good space. I love to support and see what’s up with other female artists.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

My song “Staycation” this song is so relevant, and everyone can relate to it. I like how its so positive and fun.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?

Oooh, the list is so long! But here are my current favorites, Dean Brody, Sasha, Brett Kissel, and Tenille Arts to name a few. I’m a bit bias but my favorite Canadian Brand is Staycation Apparel 😊

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