Following on from the huge acclaim she received for her Robaroe collaboration ‘MANCHILD’, which clocked up tens of thousands of streams on line as well as landing on over 100 Spotify playlists, New York-based singer and songwriter Jane has now returned to deliver her latest single ‘BROKEN SYSTEMS’.
Continuing her pursuit of bold and captivating alt-pop sounds, ‘BROKEN SYSTEMS’ makes for a fresh and enticing return for the artist. Combining sweet and mellow piano chords with blistering production gives this new release a fresh and intoxicating aesthetic that truly sets her apart from the crowd.
Speaking about the new offering, she said, “‘BROKEN SYSTEMS’ makes me really happy and really sad. Musically, it is probably my favorite song that I have produced. It is made of relatively few tracks, but they all come together to make a really heavy-hitting experience. It is intense and fun and makes you want to move. But then you listen to the lyrics and they’re devastating. I wrote this song in January of 2020 because I needed to process everything I was thinking about at the time—systemic racism, economic exploitation, rampant sexism, and governing systems that take no responsibility for anything—and I didn’t want to do it alone. I want this to be a song that people use to come together, to grieve and process, to dance and release, and to ultimately get so pissed off that they have no other option but to act.”
Jane is the solo project of NYC-based singer-songwriter and producer Jane Watson. The project was born in 2019 from Watson’s desire to compose groovy pop with two goals in mind. One was to get people dancing. The other was to mobilize the power and reach of music to encourage listeners to incorporate social justice practices into their day-to-day routines. Creating rich sonic worlds under lyrics that make you think—and doing it all from her bedroom—Watson continues to carve out her place in the growing bedroom pop sphere with her catchy and explicitly political tunes.
Although she began writing music as early as age 8 and produced a 7-song acoustic album at age 13, Watson only recently began to fully produce her own work in 2019. Her sound is particularly indebted to fellow female musicians such as Janelle Monáe and Grimes, whom she defines as “powerful women making the music we need.” Her unique style sits comfortably at the intersection of many genres, combining the many satisfying aspects of pop with genre-defying twists.
In the summer of 2020, Jane teamed up with British producer Robaroe for the single ‘MANCHILD’, which received critical acclaim and landed on Spotify’s “New Dance Revolution” playlist. And ‘MANCHILD’ is just the beginning… Watson has plans to release more music in the months leading up to her first EP.
As she continues to shake up the political pop scene, Watson still wants to know—are you ready to change the world? More importantly, are you registered to vote?
Stream ‘BROKEN SYSTEMS’ here – https://youtu.be/ULsZYx4ZRYE