“Where do I belong?”
This question opens the touching and heartfelt anthem “Chosen Family,” and it is one that far too many LGBTQ+ people have had to ask themselves as they navigate existing authentically in a world that still largely sees them as “other.” The query pops up constantly in the lives of those who identify as part of the community, as they can so often feel uninvited, excluded, or unwelcome at school, in the workplace, or worst of all, at home. According to the Trevor Project, queer youth are “more than four times as likely” to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth.
Shauna Jensen became aware of the Rina Sawayama 2020 hit ballad when good friend DJ Wayne G brought it to her. Wayne saw the track’s potential and eventually, the two decided to record a dance floor version of it to coincide with Sydney World Pride 2023.
Produced together with Wayne G and Andy Allder, It was an intercontinental project as Jensen recorded vocals in Australia, Wayne & Andy produced the music in the UK, and the three worked as a team over the magic that is the internet to create the final version. Along with the Original Club Mix, additional remixes will follow on Swishcraft Music.
Debuted live on March 5 at SWP Villages for Sydney World Pride 2023, Jensen will be performing the song in clubs around the globe as she kicks off her International tour at Sydney’s “I Remember House Party” on April 5, with a highlight being a performance in Bali at Karma Kandra in May 2023. For more information or to have Shauna Jensen at your club, go to: https://bit.ly/ShaunaJensen