PINLIGHT is the alias of independent songwriter Jenny Laahs, a hearing impaired multi-instrumentalist based in Edinburgh. Jenny makes electro alt-pop songs with themes of self-affirmation and relationships, tied together into retro-tinged soundscapes. All of PINLIGHT’s music is produced in mono to reflect the artist’s hearing loss. Her debut album, Grow Slow, was released in December 2019, and was named Indie Gem 2019 by Doing Life Records and described as “perfect for the alternative pop fan” by Advosound.
Jenny began playing with the Tinderbox Orchestra back in 2013, and joined the Youth and Community team shortly afterwards. She was very excited to be collaborating with the Tinderbox Orchestra in early 2020 to perform her song Champagne, arranged by Doug Kemp, which was sadly put on hold due to the pandemic, but fingers crossed it can be performed in the future. Jenny’s single version of Champagne was recently played on BBC Radio Scotland’s Introducing Show, which was incredibly exciting to hear!
PINLIGHT recently released her first single of 2020 in October; a lo-fi remix of her song Armour, alongside a short instrumental version. The song encapsulates chilled alternative bedroom pop, with melancholic retrowave vibes and she is delighted that it is finally in the world! It tells of letting your guard down too soon, underpinned by a dirty synth bass and layered trumpets for an understated, compelling sound. Award-winning songwriter Friedemann Findeisen said he was “really vibing with it” and sure you will too!
She has also been working on a single edit and remix of Grow Slow, in collaboration with Edinburgh’s Yoko Pwno, coming out on 27th November. Reminiscent of CHVRCHES and Christine & The Queens, the song features soft vocals over a catchy melodic hook and retrowave synths. It’s an upbeat and danceable track, perfect for working out or a solo rave at home whilst we’re all stuck inside.
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“A refreshingly uptempo slice of sunny alt-pop, it’s the perfect danceable accompaniment to a solo lockdown living room rave.” – Get In Her Ears
Armour is out now!
“luscious lo-fi electro pop… Jenny’s fantastic vocal [is] a real highlight” – Alive and Gigging
“Quietly seeping into your dimly lit room like the scented smoke of cinnamon incense… downright irresistible” – Right Chord Music
“An instant favourite” Alternative Promotions