Banai says that”’couchwalker’ grew up into an album with the all-too-eager help of heartbreak, uncertainty, and questions to do with faith.” Each song embodies a timeless longing of the soul for mutual understanding and deep connection.
Throughout the album Jenny flutters from one couch to the next; from one conversation to the next, feeling wholly affected by the state of the world, of her friends, and of her own heart. All the while finding ground in what she believes is true.
An old soul and a child of the nineties, Banai has inherited both the contemplative wonder and the wardrobe of her parents. She is a fresh and authentic voice who pairs powerhouse vocal abilities with unique and clever pop arrangements. Banai’s creative influences range from Andy Shauf to Patrick Watson to The Cranberries, blending jazz, folk, and rock into sophisticated pop music that both celebrates and laments the dynamic of human relationships and the relationship with one’s self and with God.
Banai wrote and performed all of the string parts on couchwalker, with the exception of the cello parts which were performed by the acclaimed cellist Peggy Lee. The album was co-produced with drummer Scott Currie and includes upright jazz bassist, Ben Appenheimer.