Mothers, especially those that are making it through the pandemic with any sanity, are queens and Nashville singer/songwriter, Mary Jennings, is no exception. In her latest single, “Matriarch,” she pays tribute to the enormous strength that is passed through generations between mothers and daughters. It is not by accident that she releases this anthem 20 years after the passing of her own mother and “Matriarch.” Although never getting to meet each other, Jennings finds beauty in that her mother’s life and legacy continues through her daughter. This is a song of the struggle and strength that binds women everywhere together.
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It takes a lot of life experience to craft engaging, universal song lyrics—and singer, songwriter and musician Mary Jennings has had more than a lion’s share. How’s this for a start: stops as a teacher, aerobics instructor, clothing retailer, bartender, luggage saleswoman, paranormal researcher and now mother. Add to that the early loss of her mom , and there are plenty of stories to share. Jennings states that music has kept her sane. Not surprisingly, her songs often possess a modicum of sadness and darkness, about which she says, “I share these emotions with others because I know so many have felt the same things. If I can create melodies and deliver words that express their feelings, I’ve done my job.” With an enormous singing voice that transcends her small frame, an extraordinary rock sound full of robust piano hooks, and a one-of-a-kind storytelling ability drawn from a remarkable and emotional history, Mary has carved out her own unique niche in the industry by doing things her way.
Matriarch the single drops today, May 7 – just in time for mothers day!