Drake Jensen’s history is impressive, not only is he a country music star but he’s also a leader in the LGBTQ community and with the launch of his debut album, On My Way To Finding You in 2011, the first video featured an LGBTQ love theme, which caught the attention of Andy Towle of Towleroad, who named him one of the Top 50 Comings Out of 2012.
Since then, he’s released three studio albums: OUTlaw in 2013, Retro in 2014 and Sideshow in 2018. Some noteworthy single releases from these albums include Scars That You Can’t See, the anti-bullying track which was launched at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café during Nashville Pride and Where Ever Love Takes Us, which broke into the Australian Country Top40 and was turned into the line dance Waves of Love by renowned Irish choreographer Gary O’Reilly. This notoriety earned Drake Jensen recognition for his contribution to the LGBTQ community, as well as a notable reference in the book David Bowie Made Me Gay – 100 Years of LGBTQ Music History by Darryl W Bullock.
Now he’s just dropped Burn The Floor, a country crossover track that blends country, pop and dance into a supercharged genre-defying musical experience. It features strong melodies and a direct relatable lyric and is imbued with a sense of fun and carefree panache. Drake collaborated with Nova Scotia LBGTQ singer/songwriter/producer Jon Hemingway and Rob Preuss, former keyboardist of The Spoons and Honeymoon Suite, and former Associate Musical Director for Mamma Mia on Broadway on this innovative new track. Burn The Floor is sure to be the next global crossover hit and worth checking out. Drake Jensen is a new breed of music artist, the kind who defies categorization: he’s a country singer, musician and songwriter whose work transcends genres and demographics and his latest release Burn The Floor is a must for lovers of country and pop.
Vince Leigh for theaussieword.com