Introducing LA-based ISLA JUNE, the project of singer/songwriter/guitarist Jenna Maranga. They capture the essence of old and new, fusing a deep appreciation of a bygone era of rock, jazz, and soul with close-to-home, melody-driven songwriting and have released their new single “Knew You When”. Speaking on the track Jenna says:
“I wrote 'Knew You When' just before quitting my full time day job in advertising.
After spending the last four years sitting in an office all day, I was itching to leave and create more space to pursue music. For nearly a decade I had watched (admittedly with some envy) those around me - friends and old classmates from my days at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute - choose music over everything else. I kept thinking back to the last time I really put music first, when I truly fell in love with writing and performing. It was with my best friends in high school in the first band I was ever in. ‘Knew You When’ is that bittersweet nostalgia for a time I missed dearly, for a version of myself I missed dearly.”