Jennifer Saran – Artist Biography – 2017
Jennifer Saran is a North American alt-pop/adult contemporary artist, songwriter, and vocalist, based in Hong Kong. Her debut holiday-themed album Merry Christmas, You Are Loved was released in 2015 to many great reviews and widespread radio exposure. Shortly thereafter her 2016 follow-up album Walk With Me, both of which were produced and co-written by the legendary producer Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Sting), were released through Walden’s Tarpan Records label. Jennifer’s original songs, and conscious messages resonated with fans and media alike. Reviews have poured in from across the globe and interviews on syndicated national radio stations in the US, and most recently on BBC 2 in the UK, have paved the way for her new full length release.
In 2016, Jennifer Saran teamed up with the South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and with Grammy and Emmy-winning producer, drummer, and singer/songwriter Narada Michael Walden, to create “Wake Up”, Saran’s newest single. Jennifer traveled to South Africa to record with Ladysmith and to film scenes for the song’s music video. Also, making a special guest appearance on the track is multiple Grammy and Emmy-winning legend, Carlos Santana, “whose guitar licks generate inspiring vibe’s”. This stunning collaboration is a heartfelt appeal to recognize and address worldwide inequality and impoverishment, and lift people’s awareness to engage in improving the lives of those less fortunate, a cause incredibly important to all the amazing artists involved. The Wake Up single and music video were released on November 11, 2016, and will be featured on Saran’s third album, also titled Wake Up, produced and co-written by Narada, and to be released in the early Summer of 2017. Jennifer also released a new Holiday double-single during the Christmas season of 2016 with the tracks “Merry Christmas To You” and “Soulful Christmas.”
The “Wake Up” single had wide reaching worldwide exposure. The single was reviewed and mentioned in magazines and websites, including ‘Songwriting Magazine’, ‘Women Talking’, and an in-depth interview on BBC Radio 2’s “Good Morning, Sunday”, hosted by Clare Balding. The song’s music video aired on over 100 broadcast video outlets across the North America, including rotation on California Music Channel, PC Music Pool and The Sound Chamber, reaching millions of viewers. On social media, the video has had almost 100,000 views between Facebook and YouTube.
Jennifer is the mother of 3 children, Paul, Phillip, and Anjali. She continues to write new songs and travels the world, trying to uplift and engage, educate and empower our future generations.
Like her first two full-length releases, “Wake Up” features some powerful and positive original songs and a few choice covers as well.