Los Angeles native Jensen McRae explores the boundaries of friendship and love in her new single “Starting to Get to You.” Her first new single of 2021, the song comes after McRae released an acoustic version of her standout song “Wolves,” released a year earlier.
While one single focuses on the predatory behavior women come into contact with and the other, the bloom of a positive relationship, both singles are drenched in personal experience and reflection. Delivered in distinct singer/songwriter vocals, McRae finds the emotional pressure points within each song, finding a relatable tone in both themes.
“Starting To Get To You is about the slow burn. It’s about being friends with someone for a while and always wondering if maybe you could be something more, and then after a long time, everything just sort of falls into place and you see each other in a whole new light.”
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In addition to her acoustic release and new single, McRae has recently collaborated on several other music projects and songs including a new single from X Ambassadors and folk artist Joy Oladokun.
McRae, a native of Santa Monica, grew up in a bi-racial home and was immersed in music. She eventually studied pop music performance at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, and since debuting her own music, Jensen McRae also accrued various mentions from local music entities and radio stations including KCRW‘s favorite new artist of 2020.
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Words: Patti Sanchez