A discussion with Jaye, the talented Singapore-based artist

His name is Jaye, he comes straight from Singapore, and he unveiled “Déjà Vu”, a Pop hit. 

The artist delivers addictive vocal lines and chorus, catchy melodies, and overwhelming lyrics: he imagines life without the person who saved him from an untimely end: his wife.

The talented Jaye aroused our curiosity… Let’s know more about him in 5 questions:

Welcome to The-Further, we are excited about your music and we would liek to know more about you. Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

Call me jaye, and I’m an artiste from Singapore. I’ve always been addicted to rhythm, and that’s why I started drumming at the age of 10. Soon after, I picked up Turntablism. It was then where I fell in love with Hip-Hop and wanted to experience all it’s elements: MCing, DJing, B-boying and Graffiti. Yup, I did it all.
I produced my first rap album at age 15 and started playing shows in the City. I then caught band fever, which lead me singing in a Singaporean folk-rock duo to fronting a funk band in Japan. I decided to revisit DJing and ended up in London where I spun for an X- Factor Finalist.
I decided to return home, where I put out parody raps as a joke. THE AZN SEN$ATION made it to the Spotify viral charts and gained 1 million streams. I moved on to writing more personal songs, and TOMORROW” gained over 1 million views which trended and charted on YouTube.

Your lyrics are beautiful. What inspire you to write music?

My constant itch of self-expression always brings me to make music, with inspiration coming from personal struggles to my wild imagination.

How do you create your songs ? What’s your creative process?

I enjoy jamming out either on guitar or a midi controller where I create catchy hooks and loop it. Only then, I will start writing lyrics and melody.

A few words about your latest release “Déjà Vu”?

DEJAVU is about imagining having lost a loved one. You don’t know what you got till it’s gone! Initially, I wanted only voice and guitar, but it ended up becoming a big production. We had a real string section, drums, guitar, bass, synths and even a toy piano (probably my favourite).

What are your plans for the future

In the future, I plan to become a role model to those who are afraid to express themselves. I believe that feeding your soul is just as important as feeding your wallet. Oh, and I will be dropping many songs and perhaps even an album!

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