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Tour Diaries: Jensen McRae

With a unique ability to capture life and identity, Jensen McRae has captured our attention as a new artist to watch.

Photography: Lucy Jones

The rising American singer-songwriter and poet, Jensen McRae, has caught our attention for her incredible lyricism, which despite being deeply personal and attached to McRae's experiences, offers an emotional relativity unlike any other artist. Growing up outside of Los Angeles, McRae decided to pursue music when she was in high school. She cites Carole King, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, and Alicia Keys as some of her musical idols that have inspired her path in music.


In 2019, she appeared on the scene with her debut single, "White Boy" and later in 2020, "Wolves." Last year, McRae released her debut EP, Who Hurt You? and this year, she released her debut studio album, Are You Happy Now?


"My name is Jensen McRae. I’m 25, I’m a Virgo, I cried so hard during Into the Spider-Verse that I think I went temporarily blind, and I don’t think I’ve ever said no to dessert. I write songs about mental illness, being brown, fearing adulthood, and falling in love with every boy who’s ever been nice to me. I am probably writing about you in my journal." – Jensen McRae


See the photos of Jensen McRae at Newport Hall by Lucy Jones.



 

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