06/10/21 - SweetyHigh
If you're looking for a sultry, empowering and danceable new anthem to kick off your summer, look no further than Jena Rose's sizzling new single, "Checkmate." The song and its incredible new music video, directed by Sweety High's own Veronica Zelle, are out now—so get ready to have "Checkmate" stuck in your head for the rest of the week. Watch it first here!
10/08/21 - PEOPLE
Jena Rose is a Cuban-American artist from Dallas who started in music by playing piano, guitar and writing songs in her bedroom.
Her recent single "Checkmate" was inspired by The Queen's Gambit and "the strategy of chess and how it applies to life itself." (She also thinks Anya Taylor-Joy is "so badass.")
06/21/21 - US Weekly
It’s here! Jena Rose is entering the race for song of the summer with her latest single, “Checkmate” — and the music video is giving off major Queen’s Gambit vibes.
“Relationships and chess have a lot more in common than I ever considered, until I had one that woke me up,” Rose said in a statement. “‘Checkmate’ is an homage to all the girls who’ve had to act strategically to protect their hearts.”
05/19/21 - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
Jena Rose was nine years old when she took the stage with Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer.” It was her very first serious performance, and it set in motion her entire career. A serendipitous series of events, beginning with taking voice lessons with a friend “because she didn’t want to do it alone,” have fallen like confetti around her life. Gearing up for the performance in question, her friend actually had to drop out at the last minute. So, Rose was left to perform alone. Her life changed forever.
06/30/21 - FLAUNT MAGAZINE
Jena Rose is only 20 years old and already living out her dreams on the daily. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, the rising star grew up listening to a broad spectrum of musical genres before discovering her own talents behind the microphone. Jena is a jack of all trades: singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, dancer, actress, and overall music-lover.
09/30/21 - WONDERLAND MAGAZINE
From her new single “Checkmate” to making an appearance at NYFW, the artist talk us through her career so far.
Cuban-American, native Texan Independent artist, Jena Rose has gained tremendous momentum across the internet, especially with TikTok and YouTube, finding success without a traditional major label and she’s excitedly continuing down this path. Her last song “Checkmate” inspires listeners to take their power back in relationships/friendships and beyond that, Jena is taking full control over her career as an artist.