Today, JayWood shares his new single “Thank You,” co-produced with Jacob Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and features Johan Lenox on strings. The song brings JayWood’s sound full circle, offering something reminiscent of Haywood-Smith’s earliest recordings while flaunting that “the best is yet to come.” The charming accompanying video, directed by Chantel Simpson, shows JayWood passing out flowers across Harlem.
Listen to “Thank You”: https://jaywood.ffm.to/thankyou.vlb
“‘Thank You’ is a song that’s dedicated to the folks that aren’t really in my life anymore, but more importantly it’s for my mom who passed away back in 2019. I feel like this song kinda wrote itself, it felt so easy to put together because I knew the core of what I was trying to get across. The demo for this song felt super strong but after Jake and I spent some time expanding a few ideas, the song really blossomed into something I couldn’t ever imagine.”
JayWood‘s new album Slingshot is out on July 15th! Feeling disconnected from his past and ancestry after the death of a parent, JayWood made a conscious effort to better understand his identity and unique Black experience living in the predominantly white province of Manitoba. Through a year of self-reflection and reconnection with his roots, JayWood has made the biggest leap forward by simply looking back. Slingshot is a self-portrait of JayWood at his surface and his depths, merging fantasy scenarios, personal anecdotes, and infectious pop and dance instrumentals.
Pre-save ‘Slingshot’: https://jaywood.ffm.to/slingshot.vlb
Slingshot is available for pre-order now, including the Captured Tracks exclusive orange crush vinyl edition.
Pre-order ‘Slingshot’: https://www.omnianmusicgroup.com/products/slingshot-pre-order