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Smooth yet totally heartbreaking!
Hi Jay, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music?
I’m Jay Jammang, I’m a a singer-songwriter living in Zamboanga City.
I’ve been writing songs since I was in High school. I have written numerous songs over the years that are inspired by my experiences, failed relationships, and my mental health, but I never been able to release them on any music platforms. Last month, however, I made my music debut with my heartbreak bedroom pop, “NOT ON THE SAME PAGE.”
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
I wrote this song when I was in Manila in June of last year. It happened after a split up with my 2-year ex, who was living in Zamboanga at that time.
Released June 30, 2023. I remember being so inspired, and staying up until three in the morning, creating melodies, murmuring words and recording them on my phone while my heart was dwelling from a painful break-up.
Songwriting helps. It gives me a freedom to express every emotion that I feel.
What is your vision for this project? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
My vision for this song is to establish a connection with my
listeners who are experiencing similar circumstances to mine.
I want to console and help them cope up from a breakup through this song.
Like for me, I am that kind of person who listens to sad songs whenever I’m going through a heartbreak, it makes me feel better and gives me comfort.
The advice I want to give to my audience is to not give all your love and hundred percent in a relationship. Even though breakup is inevitable, it wouldn’t be so bad if you kept 50% or even 70% for yourself.
Start streaming “Wretched Heart” here:
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
Writing up these lyrics is my favorite aspect of the entire body of work.
It is honest and pure. Every word I put out there came from the core of my heart.
This is my favourite line that I wrote in the song:
“The last time that I saw your face,
you’re full of fire.
Did the embers finally die?
You’ve decided to watch the fire turn to ashes
Now it’s drifting to the wind”
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