Published on August 19th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Janet Gardner On Her New Album “Synergy” With Husband Justin James, Vixen’s Legacy & More
Known for being the lead vocalist of the popular female rock band Vixen, Janet Gardner’s powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits “Edge Of A Broken Heart” and “Cryin’” and AOR rockers “How Much Love” and “Love Is A Killer”; Vixen ultimately reached Gold-selling status. Over the years Vixen toured extensively, grinding out 200 shows per year many years, opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, KISS and Bon Jovi.
Teaming up with guitarist, songwriter, producer and Justin James — who has worked with members of Staind, Collective Soul and Tyketto on various projects — Gardner ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity. Together, Gardner and James have penned a new collection of emotionally charged songs with gritty grooves, infectious hook and inspired lyrics that merge hard rock influences from the last 4 decades. Pavement Entertainment signed the duo, leading to the release of an acclaimed full-length duo album in the Fall of 2017.
Now, the duo is back as Gardner/James. Together, they bring you Synergy, which features the single “Wounded,” an emotionally-charged tune with powerful vocals and guitar that fuses the 1980s-style hard rock with today’s brand of radio-played hard rock. Synergy came out via the aforementioned Pavement Entertainment record label earlier this month on August 7, 2020.