Entertainment Music Song Premiere: Hear Jana Herzen's Touching New Track 'With an Open Heart' Jana Herzen will preview the release of Nothing But Love with a concert on Oct. 29 at Joe's Pub in New York City By Jordan Runtagh Jordan Runtagh Twitter Jordan Runtagh is an Executive Podcast Producer at iHeartRadio, where he hosts a slate of pop culture shows including Too Much Information, Inside the Studio, Off the Record and Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds. Previously, he served as a Music Editor at PEOPLE and VH1.com. He's written about art and entertainment for more than a decade, regularly contributing to outlets like Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly, and appearing as a guest on radio and television. Over the course of his career, he's profiled the surviving Beatles, Brian Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Roger Waters, David Byrne, Pete Townshend, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones, Brian May, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Taylor and many more. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he lives in Brooklyn, where he can be found DJing '60s soul records. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 7, 2019 11:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Seth Cohen PR Singer, songwriter and storyteller Jana Herzen will release her new album Nothing But Love on Jan. 17, 2020 — but today PEOPLE can exclusively premiere the disc’s first track, “With an Open Heart.” “The songs on my new album explore many kinds of love: romantic love, familial love, compassionate love, joyful communion, and also that mysterious kind of love that feels like pain and is apparently required so that we may learn to love deeply,” she tells PEOPLE. “‘With an Open Heart’ sits at the center of the album as a turning point and an invitation. The lyrics came to me while exploring a fun interlocking rhythmic pattern on my guitar. She adds that the song has its genesis in “two people at the brink of love, each afraid to admit their feelings for fear that the other might not feel the same way. They’re afraid to listen to their hearts. But listen they must if they wish to love.” “With an Open Heart” closes with the poignant lines: “Every soul, with a heart that’s closed, will suffer from the thorns and never smell the rose.” “My sincere hope is that the song may encourage people to smell the rose,” Herzen adds. Herzen’s rich past imbues her work with color and character. Born to famed Stanford professors Leonard and Leonore A. Herzenberg, Herzen’s artistic path led her through London and New York City as a theatrical artist before founding her own multi-grammy winning label, Motéma, in 2003, which boasts the talents of Gregory Porter, Joey Alexander and Terri Lyne Carrington, among others. Since then, she’s released two solo albums — Soup’s on Fire (2003) and Passion of a Lonely Heart (2012). Herzen will preview the release of Nothing But Love with a concert on Oct. 29 at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Tour dates and the release of additional tracks from the album sessions will be announced soon for 2020. For more information, visit here.