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Anyone who crosses paths with Courtney Love should expect the unexpected.
So when Manhattan musician Jennie Vee got a text from the Hole singer inviting her to hang out last year, their first friend-date turned out to be a little more interesting than ordering takeout on Seamless and binge-watching “Orange Is the New Black.”
“We chanted,” Vee tells The Post. “She’s been into Japanese Buddhism for many years and it wasn’t a foreign concept to me. I still do it now. It changed my life. It gets me very focused and it made me realize what I really wanted in life. It gives me solid intentions instead of feeling lost.”
Since meeting Love (the two were initially connected via nightlife impresario Nur Khan, who heard Vee drop a Hole track during a DJ set), Vee’s own star has been on the rise.
Love enlisted the musician to play bass in her band, which recently completed a US tour opening for Lana Del Rey.
Vee also turned heads in NYC in the spring, when she opened for the revered British band the Manic Street Preachers at Webster Hall.
Now, the Canadian-turned-New Yorker, who lives on the Lower East Side with her husband of three years, is looking to make a splash with her solo material.
After releasing the debut EP “Die Alone” last September and covering Echo and the Bunnymen’s 1987 hit “Lips Like Sugar,” Vee is soon to release her sultry new song “Spying” (with a full album due later in the year).
“Jennie rocks, she’s the real deal,” Love tells The Post via e-mail.
She may be a new name to most, but fans of the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation” have probably come across Vee before.
Her previous power-pop band Tuuli (active in the 2000s) had a clutch of songs featured on the show’s soundtrack, including the Green Day-esque “Heartbreaker.”
“I bumped into Drake in 2010,” remembers Vee, referring to the rapper who played Jimmy on the show as a teen, back when he went by his birth name of Aubrey Graham. “We were at a Denny’s in Kentucky and he remembered me and my music from the show.”
These days, Vee is on a much different musical track. In her solo work, the 32-year-old captures her retro love of bands like the Cure, Depeche Mode and even U2.
“I used to watch their video ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’ religiously when I was young — I wore the tape down,” Vee says of U2’s landmark 1983 gig at the open-air Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. “I finally got to play the same venue with Courtney, opening for Lana [in May]. We even had a rainstorm before the gig, just like U2 did! It was my fantasy come true.”