There is a new pop star in town… Jane Grey.
You’re more likely to have seen her than heard her. Jane’s ultra-feminine fashion style – a kind of retro-modern Audrey Hepburn sensibility – has insured that her face popped out of the crowds at recent high-profile openings at CAC Woodside and the Foundry. Her only scheduled live performance date was slated to be a flash concert at the ill-fated July 16 show at SwordPaw HQ, which was unfortunately cut short by order of the Troy Fire Department.
Jane recognizes a trend seen in the works of other pop stars – including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Adele – to be in-part art directors with their costume and music video choices. Jane considers her music and her videos to be art with an intentionally minimalist approach that more strongly connects to her audience.
The influences and references to contemporary art in her music videos led to the choice of a Troy Night Out gallery venue for her coming out party tonight. So amid an exhibition of artworks at a pop-up gallery space at 252 River Street in Troy, Jane Grey will host a release party for her debut single and music video, “Urban Princess,” from 6-9pm tonight. Admission is free.
Story and photograph by Matt Mac Haffie