(New York, NY): Today, R&B’s “next crossover star” (HotNewHipHop) Jae Stephensstakes her claim as a West Coast export with witty new track “hate L.A.” The satirical and slow-moving track pokes fun at LA-transplants who aren’t cut out for the City of Angels over a chant-like beat. “Pack your s**t and f**king move away / If you really hate L.A.”, she calls out while flexing her effortlessly soulful vocals.
"Hate LA was written about that mindset I feel many people have when they first move to Los Angeles - there’s often so much negativity around how “fake” the city is when most people don’t even realize that they themselves are part of the problem," Jae reflects. "I wrote the song once I was able to step back and realize how amazing it is to be here working towards a dream, and how some situations really are all about how you choose to look at them.”
Listen/share "Hate LA" here: https://jaestephens.lnk.to/hatela
The latest track is off her forthcoming self-produced EP 'f**k it i’ll do it myself' out October 23rd.
Jae Stephens’ first release of 2019 was single “got it like that”, but she truly broke into the scene with “seductive ode” (The FADER) “24K”. At only 21, Jae’s willingness to be independent and craft clever, slow-burning songs has already made her one of the most exciting new voices coming out of R&B. Her music has garnered praise from Beats 1, Radio 1, 1XTRA, Pigeons, Complex, Fader, Highsnobiety & Noisey.
Listen to self-empowerment anthem “got it like that” via NYLON: https://nylon.com/jae-stephens-got-it-premiere