Singer, songwriter, and natural history enthusiast Jenny Owen Youngs grew up in the forests of northern New Jersey and is now based in Los Angeles.
After self-releasing her first album Batten the Hatches in 2005, she went on to put out two albums and three EPs through the Canadian indie label Nettwerk Records. Youngs has since self-released her album AN UNWAVERING BAND OF LIGHT in 2012, a serial song project called EXHIBIT in which each composition is directly inspired by a specific work of art in 2013, and her Slack Tide EP in 2015. Youngs has toured extensively in the US and Europe, headlining and also supporting artists such as Regina Spektor, Against Me!, Frank Turner, Motion City Soundtrack, and Aimee Mann. Her songs have been heard on Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Suburgatory, and Switched at Birth. Today, Youngs spends much of her time writing with and for other artists in Los Angeles and working on her next record. Her recent co-writes include "Miss America," from Ingrid Michaelson's 2016 album It Doesn't Have To Make Sense, Pitbull's 2016 single "Bad Man," and Bo Talks' 2017 debut single "Know U Anymore."