Raw lyrics, soaring vocals, lush harmonies, and stripped down musical landscapes are the hallmark of the folk duo, Pen Pals.
For them, with Jetty located in Michigan and Heath in Florida, collaborating on music with someone on the other side of the country isn’t the most practical approach to take. But then again, the existence of Pen Pals could be described as a living embodiment of the word “impractical.” Pen Pals is the merging of two completely different personalities. It’s the combination of two people who rarely even operate in the same genre. But somehow… it works.
Best known for her angelic vocals and soul-bearing lyrics, Jetty is a boisterous personality off stage with a composure and vulnerability on stage that bring a deep personal dimension to her performances. In contrast, Heath calls himself is “a hermit who only goes out in public to perform” but is best known for his high energy hip hop shows where rapid-fire lyrics coupled with improvisational rhymes are the norm.
At first, these two distinctly different personalities may seem incompatible or at least improbable, but according to Heath, the process that lead to the creation of their 2 albums flowed naturally..
Jilian has had song placements in the Amazon series ‘Eat the World’ with Emeril Lagasse, A&E’s ‘Born This Way,’ and Degrassi. Her EP “Walking Stories” has accumulated over 6 million streams collectively on Spotify and most recently, you can hear Jilian’s single “Starts With a Seed” in an Uncle Ben’s ad as well as her upcoming single “Time To Go” in the newest Disney Classic’s Trailer. She also has credits as a songwriter with cuts on Christian recording artist Jason Gray and country trio MamaDear.