Jahnah Camille Finds Comfort With “Alabama Tears”



Ever feel like you’re all alone at a party despite being surrounded by everyone you know?

Jahnah Camille can sympathize. The singer-songwriter from Birmingham, AL released her new single “Alabama Tears” last Friday, and it displays a lyrical prowess that is intensely relatable with its mournful sound. Jahnah released her Denim EP in February which showed off an artist that is way wiser than her fifteen years, and this song pushes her sound into a new direction. “Alabama Tears” starts as a traditional acoustic ballad that could have populated Denim and transforms into something grungier and tougher at the end — something heavier to get across the weight of her impeccable lyricism. If you’re a fan of Soccer Mommy or Mitski, you ought to jump on this track quickly. Here’s what Jahnah has to say about “Alabama Tears”:

I wrote this song after leaving a New Year’s Eve party. I went into it with a lot of hope despite this holiday being historically bad. I just wanted to get out of my comfort zone and get more comfortable with people, but I felt so lonely even though I went to this party with a couple of good friends. The next couple of days, I expected the lonely feeling to subside, but it didn’t. That’s when I wrote “Alabama Tears” — I was tired of being someone who couldn’t make a lasting impression on anyone and I knew it started with feeling comfortable in my own skin. As the song goes on, I go back into earlier times with feeling like I’m on the outside of every conversation. My sister is a visual artist and one of my favorite pieces by her is a collage that has this girl with inflated eyes that are filled with red lights. I want to be something that’s worthy of not looking away from for at least one person so that’s where the line came from. I was done with feeling distant. I was done with my impact on those around me having an expiration date.

Seriously — this track is really great. Stream “Alabama Tears” below, and follow Jahnah Camille on Spotify here.



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