Jay’s new album, “Like You’ve Seen a Ghost” is out now.
The city of Atlanta is a hub of many things musically, but from a distance Jay Americana shares little with the trap scene in Black Hollywood. Jay is a delightful post-pop, R&B artist whose beautiful soft melodies captivated my ear immediately. Recently he teamed up with fellow soft-voiced Atlantan 13casey to create something between a love song and a lullaby.
Towards the beginning of the song, after the song’s hook, Jay goes into a brief, yet powerful rap that’s terseness fits magically into the song, adding another layer to the melodic masterpiece.
The middle of the song is a delightful harmony between the tender tones of both artists, beautifully marrying their styles for a captivating chorus. 13casey finishes the ballad with her distorted gentle voice giving the track the perfect vocal rift to end things on.
Both Jay Americana and 13casey present something unique in a city saturated by the trap. I would not be surprised at all if they blew up for their difference at all. Their gentleness and soft sounds are a breath of fresh air in the egotistical and toxically masculine Atlanta trap scene. And while their music is a totally different animal from the rest of Atlanta, the influences from the trap are obvious in Jay’s music, from drug references, to things as subtle as vocal patterns. Jay Americana has recently released his new album “Like You’ve Seen a Ghost” on all streaming services, and Casey recently released a mesmerizing new EP, available on Soundcloud.
Stream “Rely” by Jay Americana and 13casey here: