Jennifer O’Connor, “Where is Your Heart”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 06.13.14 in Listen to This

Anyone familiar with Jennifer O’Connor’s previous work will likely be surprised by the sound of “Where is Your Heart,” a teaser for O’Connor’s forthcoming sixth LP. Instead of O’Connor’s usual milieu — bare, hushed acoustic guitar — the song opens with gently-pulsing synths and a bassline that’s steel-bar straight. As it turns out, this is the perfect complement to O’Connor’s soft, pleading voice. In truth, the song is O’Connor’s second new persona this year: her side project Adopted Highways provided the songs for Warden Joe Caputo’s band Sideboob in the second season of Orange is the New Black, which some of us really need to get around to watching soon.