Jake Clemons — who included a song about domestic violence, “Janine,” on his 2016 album Fear & Love — has launched a web site, janineproject.com, to disseminate information about domestic violence and local shelters that can help those afflicted by it.
“Speaking about domestic abuse has to stop being taboo,” said the E Street Band member and solo artist in a press release. “By allowing fear and discomfort to be reasons these conversations don’t take place creates a haven for this dangerous reality to propagate. Safety is a basic human right, and when there’s a reality in the United States of 1 in 7 men and 1 in 4 women being a victim of severe physical violence it only becomes obvious that we’re not talking about it enough.”
Clemons also has released a video for “Janine” (see below), which opens with the written message, “In the time it takes to watch this video, 42 women in North America will have been affected by domestic violence.”
Clemons has two upcoming New Jersey area gigs: At The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, June 23, and the Rockland Bergen Music Festival in Tappan, N.Y., June 24.
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