Jay SeanMy Own Way [album] Ride
and doing it his
own way Jay Sean
is set for a comeback
with his latest CD single
release, Ride It, hot from
his new album, My Own Way...
IF THE NAME JAY SEAN IS NOT FAMILIAR to you, we recommend you seek him out.
His new album, My Own Way the follow-up to his massively-successful
Top 25 CIN National Chart debut Me Against Myself has spawned
its first single: Ride It.
Ride It is a superb piece of expressionism that reflects Jay's own dis-tinct
upbeat modern sound, shot through with a strong hint of Asian melodies that
stir up images of Indian dance and heritage. Jay's voice weaves and dives, swaying
into hearts and switching from rhythmic beat to sultry prose.
Jay is a Brit-Asian R'n'B artiste and his sexy video of the single, shot in
London's hottest nightclub, MoVida, effortlessly showcases his unique performing
style and sleek new image. Ride It is a demonstration of his distinctively
smooth urban vocals and features fresh new British Asian producer talent, 19-year-old
Alan Sampson from Slough, along with the top-notch production posse from New
York (J-Fremy/Cipher Sounds/DJ Clue/Duro). Ride It promises to further
establish Jay as a global chart success story for a long time to come, based
not only on his vocal talents but also on his quality song writing.
My Own Way marks a subtle change in direction for the 26-year-old, which
continues his growing reputation as an in-demand songwriter by contributing
the main hooks on every track on the album. Maintaining
a distinctively R'n'B flavour, the album includes production from US-based talent
J-Remy & Duro (Mary J Blige/Fabulous/Mariah/Ruff Ryders) and of course his long-term
collaborator Rishi Rich.
Lyrically, it is an insight into Jay's thoughts over the past two years
from the disagreement with his major record label to the personal relationships
he has had during this time. Social commentary can be heard on the track Good
Enough For You which debates the issues
and problems of mixed-race relationships.
While Ride It is a pleasurable journey of exotica, Maybe has a
more commercial sound, with pretty chords and an attractive presentation. I Won't Tell is the bouncy, beating Caribbean sound of the streets with
a freedom that will have everyone singing and moving in the waves of the music
and Stay to me had a very Continental sound at first, rising to that
street-rhythm again with soft tones that exercise Jay's vocal chords
a very inviting song that commands attention. And then we have Stuck In The
Middle which is a fulfilling, balladeer sound with clear vocals and a familiar
Jay has already proven to be an extremely successful urban export, with three
UK top ten hits to his name and selling over 300,000 albums worldwide in mainstream
outlets. He has been particularly successful
in the USA, Canada, Germany, Holland, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and
In India alone, Me Against Myself reached number 1, selling at maxi-mum
price in-store. After receiving massive airplay prior to its release, the album
is now quadruple platinum. Jay also featured in a cameo performance in the Bollywood
movie Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, which involved a four-day shoot right in the
heart of Mumbai for his video One Night.
The upcoming release of Ride It will certainly build on Jay Sean's success,
both here and overseas, re-familiarising audiences with his precocious talent.
During the previous eighteen months as well as touring internationally
in over 100 major cities, across four continents and spending time in the studio
recording My Own Way Jay has set up his own production company
Jayded, which is a joint-venture between him and his management company/record
Now Jay Sean is back being what he excels at an artiste from Hounslow
who can cut it with some of the best pop acts in the world, combining quality
song writing and vocals that represent the very
best of British Asian R'n'B/Soul.
Jay Sean's sensational new single Ride
It was released through record label Jayded/2Point9 on 21 January (2008).
* Jay Sean is a British singer/songwriter. His first major hit was Dance
With You, a single from the first Rishi Rich Project that reached No 12
in the UK charts. He then followed up with two top five hits from his debut
album Me Against Myself, which to date has sold around 300,000 copies
worldwide (90,000 in the UK). The singles from the album were Eyes On You
(No 6) and Stolen (No 4). Jay's follow-up album is My Own Way
with Ride It the first Promo single to be released off the album.
* 2Point9 was formed in 2003 and is the brainchild of Billy Grant and Rob Stuart,
who used to work for Telstar Records in A&R and promo-tions. The company handles
management, publishing and marketing, as well as being a record label. In 2007
The Guardian named Billy and Rob among the most important ethnic minority figures
in the UK (2007 Minority Report). Artistes that have benefited from their
expertise and have graced the 2Point9 roster include Craig David, Misteeq, Rishi
Rich, Jay Sean and Juggy D.
* Jay Sean wrote the single Deal With It for Corbin Bleu, star of Dis-ney's
TV smash High School Musical. The track was originally intended for Jay's
own sophomore album until Disney came in and made a bid
for the song. The track went on to become a big media hit in America and was
part of Corbin's debut solo album.