Five-Song Collection Foreshadows Forthcoming Studio Album; Features Brand New Title Track and Four Previously Released Singles
Performs Largest Show of His Career To Date at EO Youth Festival For 15,000 Fans in Europe
Nashville, Tenn. (August 25, 2023) — Leading up to his next LP arriving later this year, IVAV recording artist Jay-Way unveils “Only One I Think About,” the title-cut of a five-track EP that assembles all of his latest releases into one playlist. Listen to the fresh collection HERE.
Drenched in dreamy synth and propulsive bass, the beat-heavy “Only One I Think About” derives its sonic inspiration from U.K. Garage influences. Previewing the song during the first arena show of his career on a European date supporting RINI’s sold-out “Past The Naked Eye Tour,” the Amsterdam native wowed fans, who immediately began requesting a studio mix of the frenetic cut. Jay-Way then earned a spot on EO Youth Festival in June performing in front of a crowd of 15,000. “I just came back home from a European tour. The tour really sparked a lot of excitement and inspiration. My producer and I went through instrumentals, and the instrumental for this song really hit me in my feels. Everything flowed naturally from that point,” Jay-Way says of the genesis of the introspective single. “Fast forward, and I did my first show in front of 15,000 people, and the crowd went nuts during this song. I still have the clip as my main post on IG. People DM me every day for this song.”
“Only One I Think About” follows hot on the heels of Jay-Way’s remix of “Running Out of Love (feat. Marc E. Bassy),” which is also included on today’s EP release. The hip-hop heavyweight filmed a music video for the rhythmic earworm at a home outside of Nashville. The original visual was directed and produced by Mike Folabi, who helmed previous videos for Jay-Way’s “Ice Cold” and “Shawty Goodnight.” View the clip HERE.
A brand ambassador for PUMA and Dr. Martens, the innovative artist recently signed as a model under APL Models Worldwide. The multifaceted creative’s latest music continues to provide a welcoming intersection where rap, rock, pop, and faith converge. The rising star is a 2023 Berlin Music Video Awards nominee, and he’s currently in the studio working on his next full-length project.
Only One I Think About EP Tracklisting:
- “Only One I Think About”
2. “Stuck In My Head”
3. “Running Out Of Love (feat. Marc E. Bassy)”
4. “Never Look Back”
5. “Sad And Sober”
Amsterdam artist Jay-Way wants to redefine pop music. In fact, he’s set on it. But not just in a visceral sense. He wants to move beyond the conventional rapper/singer stereotype and reset the trend. His sound is a hybrid of classic ’90s hip-hop with a bit of vintage soul. It’s surged with a bolt of elite level pop and layered with some heady, contemplative lyrics. The vibe is more natural than intentional and truly a reflection of what Jay-Way stands for — freedom of expression in style, in music, and in life.
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