Singer, songwriter and producer Adjenai hits hard with her new song “Fear Is A Liar” from her 2021 EP Make Me Feel.
It’s a spectacularly powerful song with a strong message about fear of racial prejudice and police brutality, fear of fear itself, and how fear stunts our growth and keeps us from living our lives to the fullest.
“It was written about being a black woman, a woman of mixed race, and having younger brothers I feel scared for”, Adjenai says.
Plus, for the record, the lyrics were recorded just after the singer and her girlfriend attended a Black Lives Matter protest. “That experience brought so much emotion to this song. It helped viscerally connect what I was singing about with what’s happening now”, said the singer.
Adjenai’s voice blends perfectly with the guitar and the very jazz, blues, and soul vibe of the music, which in short represents the singer’s musical aesthetic. She is inspired by singers such as Janelle Monáe, Donna Missal, and Begonia, who all have the same vibe but manage to stand out by creating her own universe.
As a member of the LGBTQ community and with a background in mental health disorders, Adjenai is also a strong advocate for mental health and has created MENTAL, a platform for LGBTQIA+ and BIPoC creators to share their views on mental health and wellbeing within marginalized communities.
An inspiring woman who deserves much recognition. Listen to “Fear Is A Liar” below: