Homecoming Queen

by Jeni Hankins Solo

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A limited edition of 200 CDs, designed and handprinted by the artist.

    From the liner notes:

    You are hearing songs recorded between 2005 and 2018. I like to make records that play like musical novels or short story collections. Sometimes, songs I write and record don't hew to the particular story I'm building that time around. These songs, saved in my archive or captured in a live recording, have created a story of their own. I think of them as "the secrets girls keep buried down in their sleep" – which is a line from my Homecoming Queen Texas song "Coronation Day" (Sweet & Toxic). Speaking for this girl, these are the things you think, but don't say – the petty anger, the deep grief, the euphorias, the truths, and the fascinations with other women – and their choices.
    This past summer, I went to a boot fair (community flea market) with a friend and she helped me decide which of two Barbies to add to my lifelong collection. We decided that one of them looked a bit cross around the mouth. If a plastic doll can seem to suggest a glint of emotion, what of real girls? – Jeni Hankins

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 16 Jeni Hankins releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Last Time I Changed These Strings, We'll Meet That Day – Single, Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, Pretty Back Then (Movie Mix), Goodnight, Tazewell Beauty Queen (Movie Mix), Homecoming Queen, The Oxygen Girl, Heart of the Mountain, and 8 more. , and , .

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You are hearing songs recorded between 2005 and 2018. I like to make records that play like musical novels or short story collections. Sometimes, songs I write and record don't hew to the particular story I'm building that time around. These songs, saved in my archive or captured in a live recording, have created a story of their own. I think of them as "the secrets girls keep buried down in their sleep" – which is a line from my Homecoming Queen Texas song "Coronation Day" (Sweet & Toxic). Speaking for this girl, these are the things you think, but don't say – the petty anger, the deep grief, the euphorias, the truths, and the fascinations with other women – and their choices.
This past summer, I went to a boot fair (community flea market) with a friend and she helped me decide which of two Barbies to add to my lifelong collection. We decided that one of them looked a bit cross around the mouth. If a plastic doll can seem to suggest a glint of emotion, what of real girls?

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released October 30, 2019

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Jeni Hankins London, UK

Jeni Hankins grew up in the coalfields of Appalachian in Southwest Virginia among a family of miners, moonshiners, and journalists. Her writing pulls the grit, gumption, and keen sense of observation out of that heritage like drawing water from her grandmother’s well.

In every song, Jeni’s “true sense of place shines through – old as the hills, but brand new at the same time.”
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