Spectra is the fourth full-length album by Jenny O. It is a celebration of the universal, the organic, a manual straight from the soul on how to love practically and unconditionally, in all directions. These are hymns straight from the Church of Rock n’ Roll.
“Spectra refers to our multitudes, the ways we identify and experience life, as a nebula… nuance, variation, not one thing or another, but somewhere between, unfixed. Spectra explores connectivity and contains overt expressions of love for others, oneself, and nature. It is my favorite record I have made and my most joyful."
Jenny O. played the guitar, bass, synthesizers, and more on Spectra. She grew up on Long Island, New York, in a household that worshiped early rock n’ roll. She is a classically trained composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who studied jazz and experimented with trip hop in the early 2000s before making her way to California and back to rock n’ roll.
Jenny O. made two albums with Jonathan Wilson— Automechanic and Peace & Information, followed by New Truth and now Spectra— both with Kevin Ratterman. She has toured with legends like Sixto Rodriguez, Violent Femmes, Father John Misty, and Leon Russell, and performed vocals on recordings by Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Conor Oberst, and Jim James.