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Released just before Valentine’s Day, singer-songwriter Jade LeMac’s Constellations EP conjures up an array of emotions and brings the listener along for the ride.
The 18-year-old Vancouver-based artist’s debut project comes two years after the release of her first single of the same name. In a press release, LeMac says that ‘Constellations’ is the song that began her journey and that “she wouldn’t be here without it.” The standout track beautifully illustrates queer love and compares “the freckles on people’s bodies to constellations.”
LeMac’s connection to the LGBTQ+ community as well as her Asian heritage are a source of pride for the rising artist and says that these parts of her identity have influenced her work. In 2022 LeMac was named as one of GLAAD’s “20 under 20” LGBTQ Changemakers.
Other standouts on the seven-track EP include ‘Car Accident’ which is written from two different perspectives – someone who has been cheated on and the cheater. One of LeMac’s favorite songs on the EP, she says how writing the lyrics from multiple perspectives created subtle yet impactful changes on the song.
The fifth track ‘Aimed to Kill’ is a prime example of the singer’s versatility in both genre and overall sound. LeMac’s ability to explore different sounds while keeping consistent with a theme is a natural one and is bound to serve her well.
The final track ‘Let Me’ is another instance of LeMac’s sonic dexterity and establishes a solid groundwork for the singer and her future projects.