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Jay Jacobson - The RIde


Los Angeles

Band Description

Known to captivate audiences through his emotionally charged lyrics and unique voice, "The Ride", from Singer-Songwriter Jay Jacobson, signifies the journey of life through exuberant dance grooves, wrenching ballads, and melodic pop-infused tracks.

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Artist Biography

With his lush voice and exquisite song craft, "The Ride", the latest CD from acclaimed singer-songwriter Jay Jacobson, finds him in top form. This Los Angeles based singer-songwriter (originally from Philadelphia), once again pushes the boundaries of pop and emotionally charged lyrics. From the heartfelt, "Maybe One Day" written for his recently passed away grandmother, to the exuberant dance anthem "Animal", to the bittersweet reflection of "I Lived", all 11 original tracks on "The Ride" expertly showcase Jay's unique sound and skilled songwriting, as they create a journey through life's ups and downs and loves and losses, framed by exquisite pop-infused orchestrations. "I wanted to write about the acceptance of life, with all its bumps and wrinkles included". 

"The Ride" is his fifth studio CD. His musical catalogue has been played on radio and podcasts around the world, and he was named "The One to Watch" on the UK "Off the Charts" radio show. Jay's debut CD, "Infinite Man", produced by Spanish superstar Manuel Iman, showed an incandescent vulnerability in a fusion of pop and rock with sultry flamenco guitar, highlighting the purity of his voice and honesty of his lyrics. Following "Infinite Man" came Jay's Top 10 internationally charting single, "Boy", from his second CD, "Ready". "Ready", which was produced by Barrett Yeretsian (producer and co-wroter of the Christina Perri hit "Jar of Hearts"), was loaded with expressive melodies over unsuspecting waves of electronica, creating a sound they appropriately called, "emotional trip-hop". This was followed by "Revelations", an undeniable benchmark in Jay's evolution as an artist - with his well-honed lyricism and distinctive melodic style, tackling political, social, and personal topics. His first music video, "Love is Love", created a huge buzz online (being highlighted in "USA Today", "Towleroad" and other online sites), and went on to win multiple film festival awards. His fourth effort, "Peace At Last", delivered warm pop grooves, expressive classical elements, and gorgeous harmonies - including the defiant opening track, "Still Standing", the gut wrenching heartbreak of "And Now", and the inspiring chorus of the title track, "Peace At Last". "The Ride" takes Jay's unique sound to his most personally revealing work to date. 

Jay recently performed a six week run in Hollywood, California, of an original show written by him titled "Mental Creatures". This critically acclaimed one-man-show and audience favorite included music from his catalogue of CDs, and incorporated it into a funny, moving and unique tour de force. In addition, he was part of the Ewing Concert Chorale for years, which included singing back-ups for Liza Minnelli on "The Tonight Show" and at Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

Press Release
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Acclaimed singer songwriter Jay Jacobson has announced the release today of his fifth full-length studio album, the eagerly awaited CD titled, "The Ride". Known for his amazing tenor voice and ability to connect with his audience through his beautifully composed songs, Jay Jacobson's latest effort is an album that delivers a one-of-a-kind experience of emotional trip-hop, electronic dance and soulful ballads set against modern day pop influences. "The Ride" is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and several other online retail outlets.

From the personal heart tugging ballad, "Maybe One Day", to the whimsical exuberance of "Taking the Long Way Home", and the infectious dance anthem, "Animal""The Ride" is an emotional roller coaster ride of 11 all-original tracks which shed a unique spotlight on life's exhilarating journey. Each song perfectly expressed through Jay's thought-provoking lyrics have the ability to connect with people from all walks of life.

The album has received glowing reviews noting Jay's impeccable vocals and the powerful messages embedded within his music:
"Jay has one of the most distinctive voices in pop music today….demonstrates a uniquely focused and sincere take on what it is to be a singer and a songwriter in the 21st century. His voice and music is at once as endearing, as it is effective in communicating pure, honest emotion!" Soundlooks Music Journal

"Having a well layered background akin to a large act like Coldplay... incredibly radio friendly and has a very large potential for listener reach. I heard a voice that loves not only theatrical novelty, but spreading happiness as well. A warm and influential record, listening should evoke a high risk of encountering gentle tones, warm vibes, and desire to hit repeat." - HyPursuit
"5 STARS! From the colorfully layered strings on the opening track, “I Need A Change” to the intimate narrative of “I Lived”, a track which Jay describes as, “one of the most personal songs I’ve written,” through to other standouts like, “With Our Love”, “In The Blue”, “Maybe One Day”, “Ghosting” and “Might As Well Sing And Dance Together”, it’s hard to narrow it down to which song is the best, since every song is great in its own way; resulting in a near perfect pop album.." Video Music Stars

"Jay Jacobson makes a memorable impression... There are classical influences as well as soaring vocals. He has an amazing tenor voice that glides between melodies. All the piano parts are beautifully rendered that they sound magical... uplifting... artfully crafted... You better pick this recording and the rest of his albums because I am sure you will love his kind of music!" - Sphere Music

"Jay Jacobson does an awesome job in the vocals department, hitting such high notes that I could only imagine hitting in my lifetime." - Indigo Indie

"...bouncy-ness of beats that keeps the music fresh and alive... Jay Jacobson has the talent and style that is indeed worth that listen, because it jumps at you each time you hear it." - Nataliez World

In addition to the new CD, Jay Jacobson will also release the official music videos for a few of the CD's singles from "The Ride".

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