If you happened to take a peak at Jay Som’s Spotify profile yesterday (like I did), you sure must’ve noticed a brand new fierce-but-sleek banger ready to stream. “Pirouette,” recorded during the sessions for the Oakland artist’s breakthrough 2017 album Everybody Works, has just become available on-line; the song will, however, drop physically on a 7-inch on January 26, together with “O.K., Meet Me Underwater” as its B-side.
For those of you who “only listen to techno rn” and haven’t left Berghain for more than a 7 a.m. midnight snack in the last two years, Jay Som (real name Melina Duterte) is a bad-ass multi-instrumentalist who’s been recording and producing professional-grade indie pop out of her own bedroom, just like that. Her last collection of beautifully-arranged, synth’n’guitar miniatures has even landed her a spot on best-of-2017 lists but such up-and-coming music blogs as Rolling Stone and NPR. Just like that.
Listen to “Pirouette” below, pre-order the tasty physical 7-inch here, and then check out Jay Som’s upcoming North American (and one Irish!) dates.
Just like that.
Pirouette 7-inch tracklisting:
02. O.K., Meet Me Underwater
Jay Som tour dates:
01.18-21.18 – Calgary, AB – Big Winter Classic
02.15.18 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
02.16.18 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
02.17.18 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom @ Sabertooth Micro Fest
02.19.18 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project
02.21.18 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz
02.22.18 – San Francisco, CA – Gray Area Art & Technology Theater @ Noise Pop
02.23.18 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
02.24.18 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
06.15.18 – Dublin, Ireland – Donnybrook Stadium