Jenny J Nam’s “A Dark Memory”


Jenny explores the depth of pain and struggle through a graceful and chilling waltz. Each note reveals more truth and sadness. 

Jenny, welcome back to VQS! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
I’m a pianist for multi-genre, composer and songwriter. I’ve been releasing my album and singles in a variety of different types of music. Since 2016, I’ve started putting out my original music to the world. Those are not only settled down in only one genre. I’d like to say that I’m pretty much hybrid person in music. So, my music can be well versatile through multiple colors. As a pianist/composer, I’ve released my piano trio album “When Autumn Comes” in 2016, I released three piano solo single “Downtown LA”, “Monterey Bay”, and “Malibu Sunset” in 2019. Currently, “Malibu Sunset” has been streamed over 12k all over the world. In this year, the first single in 2020, “A Dark Memory” has been released in March, 2020. You’ll see my composer/music producer side through “Pop/Electro/Remix/EDM singles” which have been released from 2018 to 2019. Among them, “NoHo” has been licensed out to several commercial companies. A songwriter/music producer-wise, I’ve released “Oh my beautiful boy” in 2018, “Not A second Glance” in 2019. Those two songs brought me multiple songwriting competition awards from Nashville to U.K.

“Hope keeps us going and pushes back the fears that keep us from love.” – Jenny J Nam

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this song?
I wrote this piece style in neoclassical, modern, and Jazz ballard. I composed this piece in 2015 for one short film project as a theme song. It was a sad drama movie in which the main actress was about to die. After she got diagnosed as brain cancer, she decided to leave her boyfriend without letting him know. And she disappeared. I focused on portraying how the main actress felt. “A Dark Memory” includes a very somber tone in slow tempo. I picked 3/4 time signature to describe reminiscent feeling through her perspective.
What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
Portrait the person’s emotions. I imagined how she feels like in the situation (it’s originally written for an indie film) vicariously. When I wrote this music, I thought about one of my past memories while I was caught between the coal devil and two deep blue seas. The colors of my memory was grey-blue and yellow-white. I put my emotions and colors into this music to portrait the whole emotions with the main character. Thus, you can feel the blend of my memory and the main characters emotions in this song.
What is your favorite part of the song?
The main theme part! It tells the whole picture of the storyline for this song.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? Upcoming shows?
1. After quarantine is over, I’d like to have a live showcase nearby you with my team: Jenny and friends!
2. I’ve been writing as one of the writing/producing team members for cool K-pop artists’ release. I will keep you updated when the albums are actually coming soon.
3. I’ll keep hosting a small-concert at home A.K.A “Stayathome : covid-19 quarantine concert”. 2 weeks ago, I was invited by, a non-profit organization, as a weekly “stay-at-home” concert guest. Thanks to technology, you can enjoy live music at home during this crisis. People actually loved it so much so that I felt quite fulfilled. I determined that I’d like to keep doing this stay-at-home concert to be connected with you guys closely during this hard time. Stay tuned! 

When you need to enter into an honest zone of beautiful instrumental music, stream  “A Dark Memory” right here:

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