Jay Som to share B-sides from “Anak Ko” on new 7″ inch single “A Thousand Words” — LA Show June 7 at Virgin Festival

Jay Som

Jay Som has announced a new 7″ that will have two B-sides from her last album Anak Ko, sharing the first track in the form of the sublime “A Thousand Words.” Musing amidst her love of lush sonics and warbling guitars, singer/songwriter Melina Duterte attempts to trade in her melancholia for something more constructive. The new song mingles Jay Som’s penchant for confessional songwriting with her ever-growing love of mixing raw Americana with pop fusions of the last few decades–and the result is always an emotive, moving track that attempts to distill the blues into something more.

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“This song was made after a year of extensive touring plus a cancelled tour. I forced myself to make a sort of big and jovial song to bring me out of the funk I was in,” Duterte said of the song. “I also wanted to remind myself that music can be fun! It was heavily inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Elliott Smith, Pavement and that song ‘Alright’ by Supergrass.”

The A Thousand Words 7″ is out May 1, pre-order here. Visit Jay Som’s Facebook, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements. Catch Jay Som in Los Angeles on at Virgin Festival this June!

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Listen to Jay Som’s new single “A Thousand Words”

Jay Som tour:
02/20 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Neck of the Woods
02/21 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
02/22 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Foundry
02/23 – Melbourne, Australia @ NorthCote Social Club
02/25 – Osaka, Japan @ Shangri-La
02/26 – Tokyo, Japan @ Club Quattro
02/29 – 03/01 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Java Jazz Festival
03/17 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece #
03/18 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns #
03/19 – London, UK @ The Garage # [SOLD OUT]
03/21 – Manchester, UK @ YES #
03/22 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social Club #
03/24 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club #
03/25 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo #
03/26 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Workman’s Club #
03/28 – Liverpool, UK @ Leaf #
03/29 – Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge #
03/31 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (Witloof Bar)
04/01 – Paris, France @ Supersonic #
04/03 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
04/05 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn
04/06 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
04/07 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow (Skybar) #
04/08 – Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain #
04/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live! $
04/18 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel $
04/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater
04/20 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom $
04/22 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium $%
04/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre $
04/26 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s $
04/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse $
05/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ The National Homecoming Festival
05/23 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
06/04 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
06/06 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball
06/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Virgin Festival
# w/ Lazy Day
$ w/ Sharon Van Etten
% w/ Julien Baker

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