ABOUT JASMINE RAE
“Being real is a superpower. It’s what heals us together.”
That is the mantra of Jasmine Rae… the multi-award winning vocalist, brutally honest songwriter and electrifying live performer.
It’s also the mantra behind her upcoming album Lion Side, which will be released on July 24, 2020.
Lion Side 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.
“I took a long time to make this album, but ultimately I simply had to do it,” says Jasmine Rae.
“Music has always been my way of thinking out loud and figuring things out. Writing and performing allows me express those feelings… to be dramatic… be loud or be fragile… be emotional… and be real.”
Recorded in both Sydney and Nashville with producer Lindsey Jackson (Jessica Mauboy, Tori Kelly, The McClymonts), Lion Side comes from an artist who is an inspiration to everyone around her, while often wounded, angry and fragile. In fact, she would even go as far as saying ‘Fraudulent’ at times.
“I think everyone has a Lion Side and a bit of fight inside of them. This album is letting out that side and all the other sides of me,” says Jasmine Rae.
“From a writing and production perspective, there is something in every single song that is different to anything I have ever done before.”
The album’s current single ‘Green Light,’ which is being embraced by both pop and country formats, reflects Jasmine’s battles with anxiety and indecision.
“There are always opportunities: The opportunity to take action, or to purposefully let something go; to make a call or leave things unsaid; to change or try again or try differently,” says Jasmine Rae about ‘Green Light.’
“No decision – is a decision in itself. This song is the inner dialogue of one of those experiences. These are some of the circling thoughts of doubt and indecision that drive me crazy.”
Described as a “pocket-sized powerhouse” and “one of the best singers in any genre”, Jasmine Rae has an extensive list of accolades to her name. Her music has been streamed over 18 million times.
Jasmine Rae is a three-time ARIA nominee, a CMA Global Artist of the Year winner and is the only female solo artist to ever win the prestigious fan-voted CMC Oz Artist of the Year award.
Along with her ARIA Award nominations for her albums If I Want To, Listen Here and Look It Up, Jasmine is the only female solo artist to ever win the prestigious CMC Oz Artist of the Year award, as voted by Australian music fans.
Jasmine Rae also won the inaugural CMC Female Oz Artist of the Year award and is a nine-time Golden Guitar finalist.
She has also been recognized internationally, winning the CMA Global Artist of the Year award and being a grand finalist in the International Songwriting Awards.
Jasmine Rae has also recorded chart topping songs with US stars Joe Nichols and Kellie Pickler, as well as opening national arena tours for GRAMMY winners Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson. In 2018 she also toured across Australia with US star Granger Smith.
“For me, performing live is shared experience… between us on stage and the audience, who we are on a journey with. We’re all in it together. An energy is created that can’t be felt anywhere else… other than in that moment… in that room,” says Jasmine Rae.
Locally, Jasmine has ten #1 Australian Country singles and music videos to her credit, including the title track of her critically acclaimed 2015 album released Heartbeat (produced by the GRAMMY winning Luke Wooten).
The album’s stunning second single ‘When I Found You,’ has been streamed over 9 million times.
HEARTBEAT ALBUM REVIEWS
“I'm a big believer that there is no such thing as perfection, but this comes pretty damn close!" - The AU Review READ FULL REVIEW
“Thee soul of Bonnie Raitt combined with the sass of Miranda Lambert coupled with the spark of Taylor Swift… Heartbeat cements her place as a mature singer-songwriter.” - Capital News Magazine
“[Heartbeat] should hopefully get a few more people to stand up and listen to this globally rising star.” - Renowned For Sound
“ ..Full of great songwriting… she has real heart” - TheMusic.com.au READ FULL REVIEW
LIVE SHOW REVIEWS
"Rae was able to hold the audience captive throughout her entire performance … she is a pocket-sized powerhouse.”
– Sydney Morning Herald READ FULL REVIEW
“This is the first time we’ve caught Jasmine live “wow, wow, wow”, to say we were blown away would be an understatement. Jasmine on stage is engaging, packed full of energy with a power, range and passion.” – Newcastle Live READ FULL REVIEW
“When I decide which show I want to get involved with I have to give it a lot of thought… Jasmine Rae's concert last night is how it looks when it's done right.” – Brian “Frog” Harris, Songland Canberra
“There's so much to like about this talented singer-songwriter from Melbourne. Her voice is magic - clear and deep. She can pick up a guitar and hold an audience on her own. She projects honesty and warmth - there's no "bad girl" trying to get out of her soul.” - Newcastle Herald