Juniper Vale is a multimedia project that combines EDM Banjo music with illustrations to explore the experience of home and belonging.
The project has received over 17 million streams across streaming platforms, is nominated for a 2019 Independent Music Award, & has been featured on dozens of Spotify playlists including Indie Pop , New Music Friday Canada , Folk & Friends , Contemporary Blend, and several viral charts in Canada, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malta.
Nashville based musician, Sarah Jane, is the voice, the heart, and the banjo behind the music. With a dream to create a musical experience for audience members that is both immersive and multi-sensory, Sarah Jane has joined forces with South Africa born illustrator, Hein Zaayman, and Independent Music Award Nominated artist and producer, Vian Izak, to combine music, story, and illustration into a single artistic narrative.
The project’s music mixes electronic hooks with percussive banjo, merging genres to create a brand new sound that is all it’s own. The music is then paired with illustrated artwork that tells the story of a girl named Sarah Jane & her giant turtle friend named Senelala. The two characters set out on an adventure to explore what it means to truly belong. The project is signed to I the AI Records , an independent record label located on Nashville’s historic Music Row.