Today, The Troubadour’s Road is honored to feature the work of talented singer/songwriter, Jensen McRae, with her song, “Immune,” which she released yesterday. The story behind the song is incredible, with Jensen writing, “A couple weeks ago I had this idea about the idea of the vaccination anthem. This pandemic has colored pop culture permanently, whether we like it or not. On the way to us, almost inevitably, are pandemic romcoms and pandemic novels and, in my case, pandemic songs. This song came about partly as a joke, a parody of one of my favorite songwriters of all time, Phoebe Bridgers, who specializes in dark, spare, precise lyrics about Our Unprecedented Times. My prediction about how Bridgers would tackle love in the time of vaccination—and an accompanying clip of the hypothetical song—took off on Twitter, so me and my producer, Rahki, decided to finish the song and turn it into something that sounds like me. It’s about how the emotional stakes of our relationships have been ratcheted up in light of global calamity, about hipsters and science and dogs and love. Enjoy.”
McRae has had quite the month. Not only did her tweet go viral, but she released a song with Joy Oladokun, “wish you the best,” and was named one of the #YouTubeBlack Voices of 2021. Her debut album is set to be released later this year, and will be one to look out for. As she states, “If all you’ve ever done is listen to my music, you might not know any information about me,” so here is a video of McRae giving fans 25 facts about herself. We’re hoping that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan.
Here is her song, “Immune,” through her YouTube channel, enjoy: