"...uses her silky voice to fill the space with dreamy, lovesick songs, skilfully accompanying herself on acoustic guitar.".
janïsa is a Toronto born singer, songwriter who grew up in the prairies of Alberta singing hymns in her mother's church and sneaking in the frequency of secular Pop R&B hits on an old bedroom alarm clock radio that sat innocently on her night table.
Now janïsa bridges the gap between two disparate musical worlds. She merges the intimacy and introspection of a singer-songwriter with the rich aesthetic of Roots, Soul and R n B.
janïsa’s musical work is a perfect expression of the sanctities, and sometimes the sorrows, that attach themselves to life and finding one’s self. She is a beguiling artist with a troubadour’s commitment to lyric and story. janïsa has performed over 10,000 hrs across the country in multiple venues and festivals like the Canadian Music Festival, NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Manifesto Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival and much more.
Her latest single Dive In, co-written with Adria Kain and Nick Ferraro, will be released Oct. 21st. It is a fitting song to deliver now as it parallels her real life narrative of recently losing her home of 13 years to a devastating fire.