Today, JayWood shares his new single “Shine,” featuring McKinely Dixon. It’s possibly the darkest moment on the album, written the night George Floyd was murdered.
Listen to “Shine”: https://jaywood.ffm.to/shine.vlb
“I don’t think I’ve ever really felt activated or militant as much as I did the summer of 2020,” says Haywood-Smith. “It was an exhausting time but I wanted to try to do something to commentate on everything that was happening. As soon as the idea came to make a hip hop song I knew I had to get McKinley on it. The way he writes is so wild, I felt inspired to do something on that level as well.“
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