Jennah Barry - Roller Disco
posted 30 Nov 2018 by Krister Axel
Jennah Barry ties a bow around her lost love and kisses it goodbye. --- photo credit: J. Chapin

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It’s a beautiful and plaintive melody, with open and honest lyrics about mining the past for clues to happiness. On her new single Roller Disco, Jennah Barry ties a bow around her lost love and kisses it goodbye.

A simple strum through the verse gives the song a slightly tropical flavor, until the jazz voicings pick up over the chorus and we are cast into a bed of flutes. It’s a wonderful sense of melodic precision accompanied by a broad and orchestral production.

“There are things that I’d like to change
I wanna start again
I could wait for the glass to break
pray for a catalyst”— Jennah Barry

Jennah Barry gives us all something to celebrate with her folk-pop oeuvre about letting go of our distractions.

Jennah Barry is a singer and songwriter from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

About the Author


Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist