JAY BIRD, “Up Here” (free DL)
Taking his years of playing in folk/rock band The Jaybirds and applying that style to future bass electronica isn’t an easy feat, but California producer, singer and songwriter Jay Bird has achieved it with “Up Here”. It’s a song that requires multiple listens to embrace its authenticity around the need for escape and fantasy in our lives. We’re still the same people even if we dive into our hobbies and interests for a while, despite what others may think, and you can always find the ‘real’ us – if you really want to. The production is smooth and top notch, you’ll definitely want to sway away to “Up Here” while you hold your significant other tight. However the vocal is raw, not what you’d expect in this kind of production, and you’ll understand why when you listen closely to the lyrics. Jay Bird’s “Up Here” is an out-of-left-field indie alt.electronic charmer and you can add it to your inspiring mid-tempo dance playlist using the Spotify link above. It’s also available as a free download at the Soundcloud link below.