“Mediocrity” is a powerfully emotive anthem that invites rebellion against being considered “average” and embracing your own personal individuality and uniqueness. Joining forces with Devin Lewis, Jerusha pinpoints the societal impositions that confine someone’s worth to quantifiable achievements that often have nothing to do with someone’s character, growth, or motivations. Instead, Jerusha embraces her multifaceted talents through refreshing lyrics and bold ideas through energy that’s a mixture of Rina Sawayama & UPSAHL.
From beautiful synths undercut with nostalgic undertones of beats reminiscent of the early 2010s, Jerusha’s gentle lilt inspires reflection and action. A captivating blend, the song’s strength is how Jerusha ebbs and flows to the beat, leisurely striding toward explosive climaxes. Oozing with honesty and raw emotion, Jerusha perfectly captures the anxieties of leaving a mark on the world yet doomed to feel ordinary and average, especially within a capitalistic society that emphasizes profits and narrow expertise over art and subjective matters.
You may know Jerusha from acting amongst Brian Tyree Henry in Atlanta or performing on Broadway in a seven-award nominated show “The Prom”. But besides her career as an actress, she’s a beautifully talented musician who’s collaborated with some of the biggest producers in the world. Her debut single “Aquafina”, produced by Mike Woods and Boston of Rice N’ Peas during the pandemic to wild acclaim, and she’s quickly rising to the title of a “triple threat.” Though only her second single of 2023, "Mediocrity" is a treat to listen to, and keep tabs for Jerusha's much-anticipated debut album or EP.
Written By Megan Cao
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