Drake Jensen, country music star and leader in the LGBTQ community, has just released a new track, Pieces Of You.
The latest release was written by one of Canada’s most esteemed songwriters, Lennie Gallant. Once again, Jensen has utilised a well-crafted song and transformed it into a potential crossover country-pop hit, embellishing the melodic hooks—and with an accessible vocal performance—exposing the lyric’s strengths—a story of a relationship recounted in a direct, literal way.
Just as his last single, a reinterpretation of the 1985 Corey Hart classic Never Surrender, was given a contemporary country-pop revamp, reminding us of the vigour of that song’s melodies, Jensen’s rekindled version of Pieces Of You has received a similar recalibration.
Jensen has managed to bridge the gap between country and pop, not only with a measured vocal performance but also by the production, which is just as well-reasoned yet containing enough dynamic counterpoints to imbue it with a freshness and dignified degree of vitality.
The track is part of ICONIC, which will be released soon and includes versions of iconic Canadian songs from Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Leonard Cohen, and Rita MacNeil. Drake Jensen’s 2011 debut album On My Way to Finding You marked the beginning of Jensen’s career.
‘‘ Jensen has managed to bridge the gap between country and pop, not only with a measured vocal performance but also by the production, which is just as well-reasoned yet containing enough dynamic counterpoints to imbue it with a freshness and dignified degree of vitality.
His second Outlaw album followed, which included the hit Scars. 2015 saw Drake’s third album, Retro, with his interpretation of Everytime I See Your Picture earning him much praise.
In 2016, his album Sideshow was released with the lead single Wherever Love Takes Us bulleting into the Top 40 Country Charts in Australia.
Burn the Floor, released in May of 2020, was voted Video of the Year by fans of the site Country Queer. With over 100k Spotify streams, Pieces Of You will undoubtedly broaden Jensen’s fan base and add to his growing accumulation of achievements.
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