Surrounded by millions of people with hundreds of dreams, breaking away from the city into your own head is a skill that requires mental composure and emotional patience. Brooklyn contemporary folk singer-songwriter America Jayne spent years gently assembling a palace in her mind, a poetic place she could escape to by picking up her guitar. The folk song writer’s new single “Pretend” sets a scene of fantasy, where an impossible relationship plays out. Intimate, raw vocal runs and laid-back vibes create America Jayne’s fresh stand-out sound.
America Jayne elaborates further, “‘Pretend’ is about living in a world of fantasy instead of reality. The song uses a dreamy soundscape to explore a relationship that could only reach its full potential in my head. From ethereal vocals to floating melodic lines, ‘Pretend’ invited the listener to sit in the make-believe world I crafted around this person and begs the question ‘Can I really be happy here?'”