By: Staff –
Brooklyn-based alt-pop singer/songwriter Jay-Elle is back with his new single “Listening (feat. Cenza)”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
Written and produced by Jay-Elle and mastered by JD Moon, “Listening” is a fun pop hit with a lo-fi dance groove that explodes with a strong synth/drum break. The single features a bridge written and performed by Cenza, marking Jay-Elle and Cenza’s second collaboration together after Jay-Elle produced on her latest single “Thriving.”
“It’s my end of summer anthem. This sound is a reflection of a year that makes no sense, but focuses on the positivity of a budding relationship,” says Jay-Elle. “I met the artist Cenza through mutual friend and she helped me finish the song by writing a fantastic bridge that ties the whole track together.”
Jay-Elle is currently in the studio working on his debut EP which is due early 2021.
Jay-Elle is known for blending folk-tronica with synth pop and dance. At a young age, Jay-Elle began writing music on the guitar and piano, and quickly became fascinated with complex vocal harmony after joining a jazz choir in school. After re-locating to New York City, he was moved by its fast-paced nature, its rhythms, and its contradictions and started to lean into
music production. He cites Stevie Nicks, Bon Iver and Kanye West as inspirations.