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Introducing: Jane Remover on her sophomore album 'Census Designated'.

Introducing: Jane Remover on her sophomore album 'Census Designated'.

Jane Remover's debut album, 'Frailty', marked her coming-of-age coming and going, and the staleness of being in the suburbs as a queer teenager. Her follow-up record album, 'Census Designated' was created soon after 'Frailty' more as a calling with the baptism of realisation that there was still more left to say, just in a different sonic landscape. The album took a hefty 18 months to perfect and when asked how she felt delving into a second album world, she shared of her ever-evolving genre-bending: "I hope people aren’t mad that I didn’t stick to the same sound, but that’s something that people are going to have to get used to for as long as they’re a fan of me."

'Census Designated' is a dusk born story, taking place at the beginning of sundown and sonically journeying through the night until the following morning at the earliest break of dawn. The record is entirely self-produced, constructed and pieced together in studios and at home, and the catharsis from the record stings in both blaring relatability and whispered confessions.

COUP DE MAIN: Where were you born and where do you currently reside? Do you think either has an influence on your music?
JANE REMOVER: I was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up nearby for most of my life. I now live in Chicago, Illinois. Living in New Jersey inspired a lot of my first album, 'Frailty,' since it’s a coming-of-age record. Not so much for this album. I find Chicago to be a beautiful place where there’s always something to do. That’s not really something I’m used to; I know lots about New Jersey only because I lived there for nineteen years. I don’t think I want to stay in one location for too long, I wanna start traveling a lot more within these next few years.

CDM: What do you think is the difference between a good song and a great song?
JANE REMOVER: Music is pretty subjective and my bad-music-radar is broken, it’s the reason why I have Yena and Sissy Spacek next to each other in my playlist.

CDM: With the release of your sophomore album, 'Census Designated', how are you feeling going into releasing a second album with one already in the world?
JANE REMOVER: I try not to set the bar too high. A lot of the things that came out of 'Frailty' happened afterwards and/or in a slow burn. However, that album did change my life. I hope people aren’t mad that I didn’t stick to the same sound, but that’s something that people are going to have to get used to for as long as they’re a fan of me. I always get a really huge rush of excitement when I release music. I love seeing and hearing what people have to say about my work.

CDM: What do you hope for people to take away from listening to your music?
JANE REMOVER: I hope people can paint the picture I imagine myself while listening to my record. It entails the exact location where the album cover is shot and all of its details: brown grass, cold morning air, dilapidated houses, and bugs everywhere. You keep checking for ticks but it’s just paranoia since the altitude is too high.

CDM: What was running through your mind when you wrote 'Backseat Girl'?
JANE REMOVER: I hadn’t cried for a long time. Oftentimes I struggle to understand what makes people cry and why they do it. I had a memory of standing next to someone who was crying during a show and something overcame me - I had begun to feel inconvenienced for some reason. The song is about how I felt like I had a disregard for other people’s emotions, even though I feel so tapped into my own.

CDM: Do you have any manifestations or pipe dreams you want to put into the universe for the year ahead?
JANE REMOVER: I don’t really have any pipe dreams or unattainable goals set for the future, but I do hope to reach more girls with this record. I am grateful for the support that my fans have given me throughout my career but the demographics have been mostly men and boys. When I perform songs about womanhood I’d like to perform them to people who have a better chance of relating to the lyrics.

Watch Jane Remover's video for 'Census Designated' below...

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