While all of Jay Som's discography has been the background music for my summer, her new single “Tenderness” in particular has been on 24/7 since it was released and I’m still nowhere near tired of it.
With a pulsating, funky drum loop and relaxed chords, bright plucking and gentle vocals top off the perfect recipe for a summer sadness song. It’s a combination of unplaceable nostalgia, the calming repetition of long car rides and crickets at night, and the first spark of sunrise light. Personally, I can only wholly emotionally describe it as falling in love at a distance.
It’s only Jay Som’s second released single off of her upcoming LP Anak Ko (out August 23rd) so I’ll be gladly keeping this on repeat until we get more from her!