Jenn Vix Teams With Vernon Reid of Living Colour To Cover the Phil Collins classic “In The Air Tonight”
Jenn Vix brings her formidable charisma and resounding vocal talents to timeless classic “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. Joining Jenn on this emotional rollercoaster is legendary Vernon Reid of Living Colour fame on guitar, with Kweenbass playing bass.
Jenn shares her inspiration behind choosing this song, and why it means so much to her: “I heard “In The Air Tonight” as a child, and from day one, it was a dream of mine to record a cover version of it; I was a child musician and singer. There is just something about it, and I waited for the right time to do it! When I spoke with Vernon Reid about playing on this track, he said that he also has a special memory associated with it, and having him on guitar on the track is an honor!”
Jenn Vix herself is a multi-instrumentalist, adept at bass, lead guitar, synth, programming and vocals. Vix is something of a bold musical chameleon who also knows who she is and what she does best. When she’s not releasing solo albums, EP”s or singles, she can be found creating music with her post-punk duo Feeney Vix, or collaborating with an incredibly impressive list of musicians, including Andy Anderson (late drummer of The Cure), John Ashton (from The Psychedelic Furs), Ali Score (original drummer of A Flock Of Seagulls), Reeves Gabriels (former Bowie guitarist) and many others.
Vix even stretched her chameleonic skin, contributed vocals and music tracks for Bob Robertson‘s singing skeleton group, Sindy Skinless and the Decomposers, featured on YouTube, and providing vocals on songs by Rodney Linderman of the Dead Milkmen. Visit her Wiki page for a full list of releases, collaborations and accolades.
Perhaps what Jenn Vix is most know for is her deep, sultry and original vocal style, once which always comes across as informed by deep emotion, trauma, passion and joy. Her voice is sublime, razor sharp like Annie Lennox (Eurhythmics), along with the edgy spirit of Shirley Manson (Garbage), Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine), Halsey, Pink, and a few other musicians and singers who are not women.
This is certainly evident in the knockout performance she delivers on “In The Air Tonight”, which comes with an accompanying music video. Vernon Reid’s tasteful, perfectly placed guitar expression coupled with Jenn Vix‘s emotionally untethered voice make this a truly special and worthwhile cover, as relevant in 2023 as when it was originally released.
Artist Name: Jenn Vix
Location: Rhode Island – Boston, MA USA
Release Title: In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins Cover Track)
Release Date: 22 September, 2023
Label: Umbrella Music Co.
Producer Name(s): Jenn Vix
Mastering: Chris Gehringer – Sterling Sound
Jenn Vix – Drums, Electronic Drums, Synths, Vocals, and Mixing.
Kweenbass – Bass guitar.
Vernon Reid – Guitar.
Similar/RIYL: Phil Collins, Living Colour, A Flock Of Seagulls, Genesis with Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Florence And The Machine, Miley Cyrus, Pink
Genre(s): 80s Pop, Pop, Rock, Electronic Rock, Synthpop, New Wave
- In The Air Tonight
Jenn Vix is an accomplished musician, hailing from Providence, Rhode Island. With a captivating blend of alternative rock, electronica, and darkwave elements, Vix has carved out a unique and unmistakable sound that has garnered her widespread acclaim.
From an early age, Vix displayed a profound passion for music. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of artists spanning genres and eras, she developed a deep understanding of the power of melody, rhythm, and storytelling. With a hauntingly beautiful voice, and the ability to play several instruments, Vix began honing her craft and crafting her own sonic identity.
Vix’s musical journey has been marked by a tireless pursuit of innovation and artistic growth. She fearlessly experiments with different sounds and textures, pushing the boundaries of traditional song structures and defying genre conventions. Her ability to seamlessly fuse electronic and rock elements, creates an atmospheric and powerful sonic landscape that transports listeners to another realm.
Over the years, Vix has collaborated with an impressive roster of musicians, including Vernon Reid (from Living Colour), Andy Anderson (late drummer of The Cure), John Ashton (from The Psychedelic Furs), Ali Score (original drummer of A Flock Of Seagulls), and many others. Her collaborations have not only allowed her to expand her creative horizons, but have also elevated her stature within the music industry.
Vix is also in Boston, MA based, Post-Punk duo, Feeney Vix. Feeney is on guitars and lead vocals, and Vix drums, and sings along with him. Early on in his music career, Feeney was a student of guitarist, Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma).
In addition to her notable collaborations, Vix has released several critically acclaimed albums, EPs, and singles, including “Strange Buildings” and “Unlocked.” Each release showcases her versatility as a songwriter, and her ability to evoke a range of emotions through her music. Her lyrics delve into deeply personal experiences, exploring themes of love, loss, introspection, and resilience.
Jenn Vix’s live performances are an immersive experience, as she commands the stage with her magnetic presence and dynamic energy. Whether performing in intimate venues or on larger stages, she leaves audiences captivated by her raw talent and undeniable charisma.
With her unwavering commitment to her artistry and a steadfast dedication to pushing creative boundaries, Jenn Vix continues to captivate audiences, and earn recognition as a visionary musician. Her music resonates with listeners on a profound level, reminding us of the transformative power of music and the boundless possibilities of artistic expression.