- Jennifer Janz
DRAKE JENSEN feat. Lisa Thompson - Never Surrender
Country crossover artist Drake Jensen has just released Never Surrender, another genre-defying new track.
The Nova Scotian and acclaimed Nashville recording artist, has just released a searingly poignant reimagined take on Corey Hart’s classic 1985 hit Never Surrender in a compelling duet with Ottawa artist Lisa Thompson of the band Sovereign Council.
An equally exciting video accompanies the track; both are dedicated to the front-line workers that helped the world through this challenging year. Never Surrender is the lead single from Jensen’s upcoming fifth studio album, ICONIC, which will be released soon and includes versions of iconic Canadian songs from Lennie Gallant, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Leonard Cohen, and Rita MacNeil.
Drake Jensen’s 2011 debut album On My Way to Finding You, recorded on Nashville’s Music Row, marked the start of an exciting chapter in this Glace Bay native’s music career. In 2012, Drake’s career took off following the phenomenal success worldwide of a YouTube video of the album’s title track. His second Outlaw album followed, which included the smash Scars, focusing on the darkness that often accompanies bullying victims. 2015 saw Drake’s third album release, Retro with his interpretation of Everytime I See Your Picture earning him praise from renowned Canadian rock icon Luba, labelling Drake a ‘maverick’ in the industry. In 2016, his album Sideshow was released with the lead single Wherever Love Takes Us bulleting into the Top 40 Country Charts in Australia.
‘‘ With added layers of exquisite detail such as Jensen and Thompson’s expressive vocal performances, dazzling lap steel guitar work, and a sustained emotional allure, the new version reveals the lyric’s extraordinary new resonance.
Jensen’s most recent single, Burn the Floor released in May of 2020, was a massive hit at Australian radio and was voted ‘Video of the Year’ by fans of the site Country Queer. Never Surrender is a magnificently exceptional country-pop crossover hit, with the song’s melodic strengths retained and given a fresh approach.
With added layers of exquisite detail such as Jensen and Thompson’s expressive vocal performances, dazzling lap steel guitar work, and a sustained emotional allure, the new version reveals the lyric’s extraordinary new resonance. With almost 100k Spotify streams, Never Surrender will no doubt be another smash for Drake Jensen.
LISTEN TO DRAKE JENSEN HERE: