The latest from Janine arrived this week, offering listeners a powerful, hopeful and uplifting anthem to carry with them as they maneuver through the highs, lows, blessings and lessons that is life. Adding an accent mark over the already beautiful music, the new record feels necessary in more ways than one. “Loving Me” plays like a page pulled directly from the diary of Janine, but the release is destined to touch the songstress’ fans close to the heart – it’s relatable, in the most heart-string tugging of ways. As you listen to Janine grace the self-produced instrumentation with her elegance, one can’t help but notice the energetic purge that emanates from the New Zealand-born artist. This song needed to come out of her physical, and it carries a message that Janine needed to remind herself of. But the same message is one of the utmost importance for listeners to receive as well. Indeed, the act of self-love is the greatest gift you can give yourself and authentically giving and accepting that gift will ripple out into the lives of all those around you.
With angelic, ethereal vocals, Janine does the damn thing once again on “Loving Me.” It’s difficult not to lose yourself in the music as the hypnotic charm of Janine’s voice guides you through the soundscape. Fortunately for the listener, the art Janine shares with the world tends to offer the audience invaluable life skills and lessons – tidbits of wisdom that serve to usher you into a state of self-understanding and acceptance. Backed by the light embrace of the production, Janine speaks on the importance of acknowledging one’s journey here in the physical. Regardless of what you’ve been through or what you’re going through, recognize that each step on your path has a purpose and it’s important to find gratitude and love even when you stumble, trip or fall.
In life, we all tend to be our own toughest critic. More often than not, we don’t remember to show ourselves the love that we deserve, despite being more than willing to push our own lives aside to shine the light of our love on others. Even worse, a lot of people don’t believe they deserve the gift of self-love. At the end of the day, the greatest act of self-care is breaking through these illusions of doubt, fear and ego, allowing yourself to step into your power, your greatness and a raw acceptance of the who, what and why that makes you the unique blessing that you are. If you’re listening to “Loving Me” then you’ve made it through your toughest challenges, your toughest days and your toughest experiences. Even if it left you hurting, you made it! Take pride in that. Be proud of yourself and remember that nobody is ever broken – we’re all perfect in whatever ways we show up. The important thing is that we continue to show up – for others, yes, but most importantly for ourselves.
The feel-good, inspiring “Loving Me” once again sees Janine playing a hands on role in the manifestation of her music. In addition to writing and producing the record, Janine also engineered the track. The new release is accompanied by a visually stunning lyric video that features Janine basking in the glow of herself – it’s Janine loving Janine, and it’s done in a wondrously healthy fashion. Remember, self-love is not selfish. Self-love is one of the most selfless things you can do, as it has the power to fill your cup and allow you to truly share that love with others. Props to Deb Foster and Erik Smith for helping bring the dream-like video to life.
“Loving Me” is available now on all your favorite streaming platforms.
Watch the official lyric video and stream Janine’s latest below.