By: Staff –
JEN Z is back with a new video for her track “Falling To Your Knees”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
Written by Zhang, the track was born out of a racial, hate-fuelled comment made on one of Jen‘s YouTube videos — “With the outbreak of Covid-19, I along with many other Asians had to deal with a lot of racism and hate speech. This song is specifically about a comment on a video that really affected me for a couple days. I wrote this song as a response to that comment and all the people who think the same way.”
The single was truly born out of quarantine, recorded this summer in a makeshift studio in Jen‘s bedroom in her Vancouver home, using pillows and a blanket as soundproofing devices.
When explaining the video, Jen had this to say: “Growing up I was afraid to express my culture because I would be made fun of for my Asian features, food and practices. A lack of representation in the media only added to this feeling of otherness. As a result, I shunned my Asian heritage, wanting to fit in to what society told me I should be and never coming off as too different. I’m finally at a place in my life where I don’t want to fit into what the world wants me to be. I no longer feel like I need to pretend that being Asian isn’t a part of who I am, so I wanted to create something that expressed this and show others like me that it’s okay to not follow what you’re being told you need to do. The video works to capture the feeling of control and constraint that racism, misogyny, and societal standards have had on me, and how I ultimately am working to break free of that, express who I truly am, and take back the control.