Jenny Stevens, a.k.a. The Ukelele Girl is a Welsh-born, Finnish-based singer/songwriter and musician, and the creative mastermind behind Jenny Stevens and The Empty Mirrors, a songwriting project that finds the Welsh-born, Finnish-based artist pairing dark alt-pop with quirky visuals.
Last year, Stevens released the The Distance Between Us EP, an effort that featured “The River Rolls On,” which paired Stevens’ yearning vocals with a slow-burning and atmospheric arrangement that seemed indebted to Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Cocteau Twins.
The Welsh-born, Finnish-based artist begins 2022 with the more uptempo “No, I Wouldn’t Call It Love.” Centered around glistening synths and shimmering, reverb-drenched guitars, “No, I Wouldn’t Call It Love” features a decidedly 4AD Records-like sound paired with Stevens’ achingly yearning vocals singing lyrics about a perfect moment through the lens of nostalgia and longing.
The recently released video emphasizes the longing and nostalgia at the core of the song: The video focuses on the passing of time, the changing of the seasons, and the song narrator’s loneliness and regret.