Emotive indie rock artist Jensen McRae bares her soul in a new EP Who Hurt You?. Each soft, passionate tune touches on introspective themes of breaking barriers and romantic salvation. Fusing captivating indie-folk with delicate dream pop, there is fragility within the release while also oozing fierceness and power.
The second song off the EP “Wolves” draws us in with vivid, detailed storytelling. With just the simple strum of an acoustic guitar, it allows her stunning, gentle vocals to shine. With “Little Red Riding Hood” vibes she narrates the tale of meeting those people that seem innocent enough until their true colors are revealed. Each deceiving encounter, is a lesson learned and now she vows never to make that mistake again. McRae’s cunning single “Immune” all started with a joking tweet. The funny tweet read, “In 2023, Phoebe Bridgers is gonna drop her third album & the opening track will be about hooking up in the car while waiting in line to get vaccinated at Dodger Stadium and it’s gonna make me cry.” The post went viral. Not long after she shared a video clip of her preforming the song, and it even caught the eye of Bridgers herself. This parody perfectly describes the current state we are in. Concluding with “Adam’s Ribs” the poignant offering tugs at your heart with striking strings and an impressive vocal range.
The Los Angeles native collaborated with partner and executive producer Rahki (Eminem, Kendrick Lamar) on the songs for the EP. McRae first made her splash onto the music scene with her single “White Boy”. That was followed by her expressive releases ”Wolves” and ”The Plague.” Who Hurt You? is a beautiful body of work and we look forward to seeing more from the talent in the future.
Words: Chloe Robinson