LAUREN LAFFER • OCTOBER 11, 2018 - 10:10 AM
In a world that often tells people to conform to the “normal” singer Nora Collins is encouraging you to walk to the beat of your own drum. Her song “Plain Jane” reassures listeners that they are perfect just the way they are and that what’s inside their hearts is what truly matters.
“Plain Jane / No there ain’t nothing plain about your heart / Hey hey hey, Jane someday you’re gonna shine just like a star / For being who you are / You’re gonna be okay / Plain Jane,” she croons in the chorus.
The lyrics poured out of Collins from private experiences with her own self-doubt and uncertainty.
“This song came from a personal place. I wrote it on a day when I wasn’t feeling good enough,” the Wisconsin native explained to Sounds Like Nashville. “I needed the reminder that everyone is on their own journey, and to have faith that God has plan for everyone. I hope that anyone who has ever felt like this will connect to the song.
The message and personal touches of the tune were made even more special with the inclusion of Vince Gill, who lent his vocals to the track.
“Plain Jane” will be featured on Collins’ upcoming EP, featuring her songs “Who Knows Who” and “Backseat Falling.” She has spent time out on the road, opening for acts including Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore and others.