November 1, 2023 Read it and weep profusely. Volume XXX Issue II

Written by: Lawrence Lee

Indie pop duo “Jen and Eric” is slated to self-release their first record next week, titled “Greatest Hits Vol. 1,” a compilation of their most popular songs thus far.

“It’s a carefully curated selection,” said Jennifer Brand, the “Jen” of the sibling pair. “We heavily valued audience favorability, and it shows in the songs.”

“We have to nail a particular musical voice in our debut,” said Victor Brand, the “Eric” of the brother and sister combo. “Any new listeners will immediately ‘get’ our quintessence with this record.”

The duo plans to heavily tour to promote the record.

“We’ve only had two short gigs before — seven, eight songs each?” said Jen. “Hopefully, we at least play the full album every show.”

The 13-song album opens with the spoken word “Enterlude,” follows with eight covers (three Disney, two of The Beatles, Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Handel’s “Messiah Part II,” and Five For Fighting’s “Superman”), transitions to three originals (the soulful “Love You,” the mellow electronic ballad “Sad We Broke Up,” and the upbeat “Quit Your Jobs For Love!”), and closes with “Enterlude (Reprise).”

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