Jensen McRae is a rising singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released an alternative-folk tune, entitled, “The Plague”.
Jensen McRae – “The Plague” single
“Me and my fellow Americans are living in a country with an economic system that is quite literally debating whether or not the deaths of millions are a “good trade-off” in order to save the economy. As if the economy is not, in fact, a metaphor that is made up of people and their work. People that deserve time and support and free healthcare. I cried while recording this video because I was hit, all at once, with all the horrors I’ve watched unfold on the national stage since I was born. Also, we will recover from this outbreak. But I sincerely hope that as we move forward, we focus on mutual aid, civic engagement. And most importantly: empathy and care. Please take care of each other, and of yourself. Make choices that are driven by people rather than profit.” – Jensen McRae
‘The Plague’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and rich harmonies. Also, the acoustic tune possesses guitar-driven instrumentation scented with an alternative-folk aroma. Furthermore, “The Plague” follows hot on the heels of Jensen McRae’s previously released single, entitled, “Wolves”.
Jensen McRae is a bi-racial Black and Jewish woman growing up in predominantly white spaces. Her music fits somewhere in the same sonic ballpark with songs created by Soccer Mommy and Phoebe Bridgers. Also, her music explores all aspects of identity; from race to gender, as well as delving into issues of depression and unrequited love.
McRae was inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Alicia Keys, and James Taylor. She started her musical journey writing in her bedroom. Her unique voice and songwriting caught the attention of her manager, who connected the young artist with Grammy award-winning producer, Rahki (Eminem, Kendrick Lamar). While finishing her senior year at USC’s Thornton School of Music in 2019, the two were in the studio (weekly) working on her debut body of work.
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