Jenna Raine’s “Us” Is An Ode To Friendship

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Jenna Raine has the sweetest voice and her songs are dripping in honesty, her vulnerable lyrics and ability to write from the heart definitely make her one to watch. She just finished up her tour with Max & Harvey and is bound to be the next big thing.

How did you get started in music?

Jenna: I have always had a strong passion for music.  I started taking piano lessons when I was 5 years old. In 3rd grade I joined the talent show and performed "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele.  After that, I asked to get singing lessons because I loved it so much. Now I’m releasing on my own music as a singer/songwriter!

You’re still so young! What would be your dream performance? Where would it be and who would perform with you?

Jenna: My dream performance would be at Madison Square Garden with Ed Sheeran.

How have you been prepping for your upcoming tour?

Jenna: I prepared for tour with the help of Max Bernstein.  He helped me put my set list together and I started learning how to use a loop pedal.  It took hours and hours to figure it all out.  I worked with him in rehearsals for 40 hours and after that rehearsed by myself, as well....non-stop!

Tell me the story behind your new song “Us”?

Jenna: I co-wrote the song “Us” with Candice Pillay and Edgar Vargas. Before we wrote the song, I was looking through old pictures of my family and friends.  One picture stood out to me.  It was a picture of one of my best friends and me when we were little.  We began growing apart over time, but I'll always be there for her. We wrote the song “Us” because a lot of kids my age go through those kinds of friendships and we knew it would be real, personal, and genuine.  

What has been one of the biggest challenges you faced when you started your career?

Jenna: A big challenge I’ve faced in my career is showing my true self to my listeners.  I want everything I sing to be real. When putting out songs, videos, and pictures I want them to know who I really am.  

What’s your best piece of advice for young women?

Jenna: My piece of advice for all women is to spread your light.  Stay positive and strong through everything no matter how hard or impossible it seems. 

Follow Jenna on Twitter and Instagram to stay tuned.

  • Emily Treadgold

    Music aficionado and editor-in-chief at The New Nine. I'm most at home at festivals and concerts. I would love to start a band of all Kanye covers all on keys. I'm a dedicated Jack White fan and when I saw him in concert it changed my life. I'd never seen someone so passionate about music and preserving its history. Every project he does I just worship. Follow me on Twitter and Insta: @etreadgold

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