"THE SHIRT SONG"
Out Jan 20th!
Other clothes might look better, but nothing feels better than wearing a boyfriend shirt. Spending a day in your partner's clothing — or just pressing it close to your face — can be remarkably intimate. It can also make those hours apart a little easier to bear. The boyfriend shirt has been alluded to in other pop songs. Nobody has stepped into the wardrobe with the same confidence or glee as Jasmine Crowe has on "The Shirt Song," her latest single. The Encino, California singer-songwriter captures the boyfriend shirt experience down to the last thread: the warmth, the longing, the flashes of memory and desire, and the pure comfort concealed under those buttons.
A song like that must be as sweet, welcoming, and toasty as a cotton top fresh from the dryer. Jasmine Crowe and her team have delivered just this: an acoustic pop singalong decorated with glossy violin, silky backing vocals, and an irresistibly danceable beat. As she always does, she sings beautifully, conversationally: she teases a little, cajoles a little, and draws the listener in verse by verse and line by line. By the time she's finished, you'll feel like you know her.
Maybe you already do. "The Shirt Song" is just the latest in a string of delightful singles by the artist. Clubgoers will surely remember the electrifying "Chess Game," the burner that lit up the discos in 2019 and charted on Billboard "Dance." Symptoms, her rich and varied debut set, demonstrated that she's as good at extending musical ideas over the course of a full-length album as she is when she's crafting single songs. She'll prove it all over again — and raise the stakes considerably — when Lovesick, her follow-up, drops later this year.
Part of the secret to Jasmine Crowe's success has been her consistency. From the beginning of her career, she's been refining her sound, her image, and her visual approach — and she's had help from her video director. "The Shirt Song" is the eighth clip that Jeremy Eichenbaum has made for the pop star, and as great as his past videos have been, he's never captured her distinctive mixture of playfulness, mischievousness, and sex appeal as he does here. "The Shirt Song" is one long flirtation: a record of a secret visitation of the most provocative kind, done with an adorable pet dog as an accomplice. It's a love letter from the artist to her beloved — and maybe to her audience, too.
Music Video Premiere: Jasmine Crowe Unveils “The Shirt Song”
January 20, 2023
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and pop artist Jasmine Crowe introduces her new single/music video, “The Shirt Song,” a song about spending time wearing your boyfriend’s shirt.
Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and based in Encino, California, Crowe won the Grand Prize “Song of the Year” in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition with her 2018 single “Breaking Things.” In 2019, she dropped her debut album, Symptoms, featuring the single, “Chess Game,” which hit number 28 on Billboard’s dance club chart.
The following year, she released a series of singles and was featured in elite outlets. While her dazzling single, “Red Flags,” landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist. Since then, Crowe has released a string of dynamic hits – “LOVE IS LOVE,” “Second Nature,” “Poolside,” and “Love Is The Reason.”
Accomplished at the piano, guitar, and violin, Crowe’s sound blends indie-pop flavors with hints of dance-pop, reggae, R&B, and soul, giving her music captivating coloration and upmarket energy.
“The Shirt Song” rides a low-slung acoustic guitar topped by Crowe’s creamy, unforgettable tones. The rhythm enters, elevating the flow to gleaming, contagious pop savors. Tight, crisp percussion and a fat bassline infuse the rhythm with provocative, percolating momentum.
As delicious as the music is, it’s the lush, velvety tones of Crowe’s vocals that make the tune lusciously entrancing, imbuing the lyrics with warm, quixotic flavors.
“Baby / This shirt that you gave me / It smells just like you / Like you’re holding me / Now it’s my favorite thing / Like I got you on me / Now it’s my favorite thing / The shirt that you gave me.”
The video, directed by Jeremy Eichenbaum, depicts Crowe in her home dressed in her lover’s shirt. As she moves around the house with her dog, she makes tea and plays her guitar and violin. The visuals perfectly capture Crowe’s playfulness, mischievousness, and sexiness.
At once charming, bouncy, and sensual, “The Shirt Song” displays the songwriting gift and alluring voice of Jasmine Crowe.
1. Mind Trix
2. Playing With Fire
3. Chess Game
4. Brag About It
6. Once You Start
7. House of Cards
8. Love Thing
9. Walking In Heels
10. Running From Myself
11. Lightning In A Bottle
13. Don't Wanna Think
14. Sky Is Falling
15. In The Morning
Nov 1, 2019
© 2019 Jasmine Crowe / Hard Pop Records
SINGLES & EPS
Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, pop artist, singer-songwriter, and producer Jasmine Crowe speaks to her audience about relatable topics such as mental health and addiction, all set to the tune of upbeat and strong pop melodies. Crowe took Grand Prize “Song of the Year” in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition with her 2018 single “Breaking Things.” After releasing her debut album "Symptoms" in November 2019, she made her first Billboard appearance, hitting #28 on the dance club charts with "Chess Game." Her music video for “Sky is Falling” won a California Music Video award in 2021 and her pride anthem "Love is Love" received the social justice award in 2022, also for best vocal performance in the UO International Song Competition. Following up "Symptoms" with a string of singles, she has been featured in Artsy, Billboard, American Songwriter Magazine, Hollywood Life, Flaunt Magazine, Guitar Girl Mag and on Spotify's Fresh Finds playlist with her powerful anthem "Red Flags." Currently based in Los Angeles, Crowe is a multi-instrumentalist skilled at piano, guitar and violin, and puts her talent as a producer to use, incorporating all of her skills into every song she creates.