Jeen has written for many recording artists such as Great Big Sea, Serena Ryder, Res, Hawksley Workman, Brendan Canning, FUWA FUWA (j-pop) and Martin “Doc” McKinney to name a few. Her self produced songs have been sought after for use in commercials (Panasonic, Estée Lauder, Kraft, BlackBerry, KIA, Rogers, MasterCard, Molson) as well as various television programs (Republic of Doyle, Instant Star, Ruby Gloom, Degrassi, Killjoys, Hockey Wives, Workin’ Moms, MTV Catfish).
She is a member of Cookie Duster with Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene and is currently working on the release of her new album “modern life”.
“O’Brien, performing here solo as Jeen, offers a hybrid Sharon Van Etten/Lisa Loeb ’90s… providing us with this week’s mantra ‘burn it bright’… wistful and breezy” – NPR
“Jeen has that old-timey alt-rock/punky vibe going on that just makes you want to blast her album really loud” – Buzznet
“has echoes of bands like The Breeders and other 90s female fronted alternative acts in the scratchy texture of her voice and the reverb-fueled jangle of her guitars” – Baeble
“with a drumbeat and a catchy vocal that makes this sound… ripe for singing and clapping along to in a live setting” – PopMatters