Texas-born singer-songwriter Jenna Raine hopped on board The Difficult Tour as an opener for Joshua Bassett, acting from Friday to Wednesday for the tour’s Texas leg, Nashville and Atlanta exhibits. The Each day Texan sat down with Raine to debate writing upcoming music, making ready for the tour and returning to her dwelling state.
The Each day Texan: What’s it like being again and performing in your house state of Texas? Does it carry again any reminiscences out of your music journey?
Jenna Raine: It brings again so many reminiscences. It additionally jogs my memory of the neighborhood and the household and buddies I’ve (in Texas). It’s such an incredible full circle as a result of these folks have been there since day one after I was acting at random eating places. To be opening for Joshua is the craziest feeling as a result of they had been there because the starting.
DT: Do you’ve got a favourite line or factor out of your current single “Silly Cupid”? What makes it particular to you?
JR: In all probability (the lyric) “I wish to maintain on tighter. That’s simply the way in which I’m wired.” I’ve at all times been a folks pleaser. I’ve at all times had a very troublesome time with sure modifications, particularly rising out of friendships and relationships with folks all through my life. When folks begin to slip away, that’s simply the human in me wanting to carry on tighter.
DT: What can we count on out of your EP, “Massive Dumb Coronary heart, Chapter 1,” popping out in Could?
JR: On this EP, I actually tried to take from 16, 17-year-old me. I by no means actually bought to launch an enormous venture throughout that point interval after I was an artist, so I needed to return and end telling that story of how I felt all through highschool. That’s type of your complete EP, going by way of my journey of watching folks — good folks get damage by dangerous folks. It simply occurred all all through my life again at dwelling. It was somewhat step again up to now, but additionally I believe it’s going to assist heal lots of people.”
DT: Given your huge social media presence, how do you see the combination of your music profession and social media?
JR: Social media, in a manner, has actually helped my profession. I’m very trustworthy and upfront with folks. The individual that I’m on-line is the person who I’m in actual life. On TikTok, earlier than anyone actually knew I used to be an artist, I used to be gaining consideration from my character. And so I used to be like, may as nicely simply begin including writing to it as a result of why don’t folks know that I’m an artist.
DT: What has been probably the most memorable a part of making ready for the upcoming exhibits with Joshua Bassett?
JR: The factor that was probably the most thrilling (whereas) making ready for the tour was the way in which that Joshua requested me (to carry out). It (occurred at) an occasion through the Grammys. He casually requested me if I want to go on tour with him and Lindsey Lomas. That was tremendous particular as a result of he’s so real, and that mirrored our friendship and the neighborhood that (I) have on this trade.
DT: What are your hopes for the way forward for your music profession?
JR: I hope to proceed to assist folks heal. I wish to present an escape for folks the place they really feel liked and so they really feel like somebody understands what they’re going by way of. That’s at all times been an enormous a part of what I’ve needed to do my entire total life. In my friendship with folks, I’m very personable and wish to take heed to my buddies and assist them by way of what they’re going by way of. Music is only a larger scale of that (motivation) for me.