Liverpool based Amber Jay is back with her latest release, Stay The Same. Following on from previous single Pencilled Brims. Jay is gearing up to continue with a stream of successful hits and has already received support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 6 music, Earmilk, and Spotify Editorial (Fresh Finds: Pop) to name a few. Jay has shown off a natural flare and high level of talent for creating incredibly exciting music.
Stay The Same is the perfect tune to build yet more anticipation for the upcoming release of Jay’s Debut EP, Never Too Far From A Heartbreak, out 3rd March. Taking inspiration from the likes of Marika Hackman, The Japanese House, and Julien Baker, this rising bedroom pop star has created a beautifully haunting and experimental, gritty sound thats truly unique.
Opening the song with soft vocals and a spacey sound, drawing the listener in, Jay then drops into a hugely funky and electronic beat that grabs your attention. Throughout the track there is such an experimental range of sound to keep you on your toes, wondering where the track will go next. Looping back round to the familiar rhythm and beat pulls the whole song together in such an interesting way you cant help but tap along throughout. Lyrically the song keeps you pulled in, pulling on your heart strings, poetically exploring desperately trying to hold onto the other person in a break up.
“‘Stay The Same’ is a classic heartbreak track. It encapsulates that pining feeling for someone when a relationship has ended and whatever you try to do to fix it just makes the other person more and more distant. Kind of like when you’re swimming and there’s like a lilo in the water and every time you try and wade towards it to get on, the water’s ripples from your movement pushes it further and further away. This track was super fun to make and the first track we recorded. I was so happy with how it sounded that it made me want to make an EP. So, without this track there would be no EP!”
Amber began her musical Journey at just 13, with her Aunt gifting her with guitar lessons that naturally flowed into composition GCSE courses and consistently writing music since. Drawing inspiration from the connection between music and screen these influences can be heavily felt in the cinematic moods Amber creates with her incredibly atmospheric music. The experimental nature of her sound almost feels like with each song a different universe is being created to tell some form of story within.
Stay The Same is out now, with brand new EP Never Too Far From A Dark Thought landing 3rd March!
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