Jensen McRae


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Moroccan Lounge Presents

Jensen McRae

Eliza McLamb

Ages 18+

Doors Open 7pm

$17 Advance, $20 Day of Show

Jensen McRae is a “wordgirl”. “Everything I do is about, and in service
of, words and stories”, explains the 23-year-old LA Native. As a bi-racial,
black and Jewish woman growing up in predominantly white spaces,
McRae’s music explores all aspects of identity from race and gender to
issues of depression and unrequited love. Inspired by the likes of Stevie
Wonder, Carole King, Alicia Keys, and James Taylor, McRae started her
musical journey writing in her bedroom, to then playing the local
songwriting circuit in Los Angeles. Attending Grammy Camp as a high
schooler, McRae received a full-ride scholarship to USC Thornton
School of Music where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in
Popular Music in 2019. While finishing her senior year, her unique voice
and songwriting caught the attention of her soon-to-be manager, who
connected the young artist with Grammy award-winning producer Rahki
(Eminem, Kendrick Lamar). The two were in the studio weekly working
on her debut album, due out early 2022. In late 2019, she went on to
release her first single, “White Boy,” recounting her struggles with racial
microaggressions. The following year she released “Wolves,” a
stripped-down song that weaves together vivid vignettes about sexual
assault. In early 2021, McRae took to Twitter to post a short video clip
performing “a preemptive cover” of a song inspired by Phoebe Bridgers
that acquired over 2.5 M views and even caught the attention of
Bridgers herself. Due to the wide attention and praise, the short clip was
later released as a single titled “Immune”. She has earned praise from
Wonderland, Vulture, Fader, was named NPR Slingshot’s 2021 Artists
To Watch, and KCRW’s favorite new artists of 2020 and is just getting
started. McRae released her debut EP in June of 2021, which peaked
at #2 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts just under Joni Mitchell.

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