Category: Pop

This week on Subculture Tanya Doko from Bachelor Girl chatted to us about how she has dealt with the last twelve months and about the band’s return to the stage at the Sunset Sounds Festival.

Take a listen to the interview below:

Singer songwriter Jasmine Rae has released one of the most powerful and personal songs of her career, ‘Don’t Do It For The Haters’.

Written as an emotional response to the “hate” directed at her in response to a copyright lawsuit centred around her 2017 song ‘When I Found You’, Rae as co-writer was not a part of the litigation.  However she found herself the subject of extraordinarily negative emails, phone calls and social media commentary that left her reeling.

She explains, “Because I was the face of our song, I copped an enormous amount of hate anyway, from all directions.  It was a really  confronting and confusing time for me. 

For a while, I didn’t want to co-write with anyone, didn’t want to put myself out there or be vulnerable and I was questioning everything. People around me actually thought that I would give up. 

But later that year I did a short tour with US country artist Granger Smith and that experience was a wonderful reminder for me about why I love doing what I do.  I was reminded of how the love of music brings people together, the love I get from people who support my music and the love I get from performing my songs with my friends.  

I realised that I don’t do it for the haters. It’s the LOVE that does it for me! 

I wanted to write something about that whole experience. I initially wrote some very angry songs but this one feels truer. This song is the one that sums up the real lessons learned by that experience and puts a full stop on it for me. It gives me closure.  

There are times when we face all sorts of roadblocks and setbacks. A lot of people are experiencing  soul destroying challenges right now. So I guess this song is a testament that sometimes it can take just one good moment to remind us why we do what we’re supposed to do.”

Jasmine Rae’s new album ‘Lion Side’ will be released on July 24th and is available for pre order now.

‘Lion Side’ was recorded in Sydney and Nashville with producer Lindsey Jackson (Jessica Mauboy, Tori Kelly, The McClymonts) and is a culmination of several years of soul searching, rigorous and often tortuous self-assessment, indecision and the need to find greater inner-purpose and direction. Ultimately, Jasmine Rae has rediscovered that her true path to self-enlightenment is through her music.

The brutally honest songwriter and electrifying live performer said, “I took a long time to make this album, but ultimately I simply had to do it. Music has always been my way of thinking out loud and figuring things out. Writing and performing allows me to express those feelings… to be dramatic… be loud or be fragile… be emotional… and be real.” 

Lion Side’ – released on July 24, 2020 – Pre Order Now