The complexities of loss are a tough, often impossible thing to try and comprehend. Through the prism of house, alternative R&B and pop, the Caribbean-Canadian producer and artist, Janette King attempts to decipher some of these difficulties on her debut album, What We Lost, released on June 25, 2021, via Hot Tramp Records. The album received acclaim from among others, Complex UK, Bandcamp Daily, Hypebeast, KEXP, & Consequence of Sound, while also charting North American radio and landing top Spotify &  Apple playlists.  King's debut album  presents a wise-beyond-its-year maturity, arriving as something a little more experienced than the title "debut album" would normally suggest. It's a statement from Janette King that, in a similar way to contemporaries such as Victoria Monét and Snoh Aalegra, fuses deeply personal assessments of life with glass-half-full soundscapes, establishing King as one of Canada's surest new voices.

 

King has performed all around North America and the UK, sharing the stage with artists such as Cupcakke, Sudan Archives, King Khan, and Jamila Woods. Coming up in 2022, you will hear more music by Janette King and catch her on a North American Tour in the Fall.

"Janette King has made a very special
debut album that ought to place King
right near the top of the list of this
country's up and coming R&B
artists. What We Lost is fully realized
and has a confidence that is well
beyond King's years. The album's title
track finds King flirting with techno,
and it's something that would fit
comfortably on a playlist beside Ela
Minus, while "You Don't Love Me"
wouldn't seem out of place sandwiched
between any Alicia Keys tracks. To do
all of this while sounding completely
herself is a reflection of King's strength
as a songwriter."  - exclaim