Jay Lewn tackles relationships and unrequited love on his cathartic second single, “No Time”.
Confronting the realities of unexpected heart-break and the issues of one- sided relationships, Jay’s melancholic Brit-Rnb vocals lead the intimate track through a pulsating Rhodes piano and a contrasting heavy rhythm section, supported by a chorus of voices and shoe-gaze guitar motif.
Reminiscent of the sounds of James Blake and Brent Faiyaz, the instrumental layers within the track are dense, as if to mimic the confusion caused by ending a relationship and the emotional baggage that comes with it; how it becomes more difficult to stay when you are continually ‘picking up the pieces’.
Reflective of Jay’s extensive musical capabilities, No Time demonstrates his incontestable skill of storytelling through lyrics and sound. An overall introspective track, No Time’s muted sound palette and evolving melodies paired with self-examining lyricism provides poignant moments for all listeners.
Jay Lewn, an alternative RnB artist hailing from London, writes music that is soaked in rich harmonies, dark synths and underpinned by delicate 808s. Having been involved in music from an early age, Jay is a classically trained pianist, heavily influenced by jazz which is carried through his music and compositions.
Jay’s musicianship allows him to be completely independent in the creative process; although, Jay makes time for periodic writing partnerships with Jakarta Records’ S.Fidelity whom Jay supported on his COLORS session last year.
Since completing his training as an Audio Engineer at the reputable Abbey Road Studios – within a year Jay Lewn has been behind the boards for many UK and US artists including Gucci Mane and MGK.