Video: Daye Jack – “Bullshit”
The NYU Drop-Out Drops Video For Standout Single from Surf The Web EP, Premiered by Pigeons and Planes
Critical Praise for Daye Jack:
“Daye Jack has been slowly solidifying himself as one of the most unique young voices in hip-hop right now, thanks to a number of fantastic projects that show the true breadth of his impressive versatility.” – The Guardian
“Daye Jack carries a powerful message”. – Billboard
“If you don’t know Daye Jack (pronounced Die-aye Jack) yet, you will soon.” – Mass Appeal
“Meet the new wunderkind of celestial hip-hop pop” – Pigeons & Planes
“Daye Jack has no trouble standing out. His ability to combine complex song structures, vocal melodies, and soulful production gives his music a weight that so many of the artists making the club bangers of the month will never achieve.” – Complex
“Daye Jack is …extremely talented at a young age and swirling together the styles that previously had been so carefully separated, all with a big grin. Whether he’s rapping or doling out sweet melodies, it’s all working” – Huffington Post
Daye Jack is in the middle of many things. Born in Nigeria, raised in Atlanta, and living in Los Angeles, the computer science major dropout turned musician is both a talented rapper and a songwriter with serious pop sensibility. His video for “Bullshit,” premiered today by Pigeons and Planes, is the latest demonstration of this fact. The David Gallardo-directed video focuses on the love/hate relationship that society has with new technology versus older vintage technology. Filmed in black in white, Daye raps over the infectious bassline and soothing synth chords, dropping in an earworm chorus, dancing around an empty room with a model interspersed with shots of cassette tapes, analog televisions, and film cameras. “Bullshit,” a standout track off of Daye’s second retail EP Surf The Web, follows “Deep End,” premiered earlier this month by Billboard.
The EP features seven tracks about living a human life in a digital world, including previously-released highlights “Deep End,” the accurately titled “Raw,” played more than 392,000 times on SoundCloud, which features snapping boom-bap drums and “Death of Auto-Tune”-style guitars, and the bassy electro pop-rap banger “Finish Line,” (130,000 plays on SoundCloud). Featuring a guest appearance from Dev09 and production from the likes of Mike Elizondo (50 Cent, Eminem), Klas Ahlund (Robyn, Katy Perry, Madonna), Stefan Graslund (Charli XCX), Kiko Merley (Allan Kingdom) and MAG (Flo Rida’s “My House), Surf the Web is an endlessly replayable, detail-rich effort from one of music’s bright young talents. With his music having appeared on the season finale of Atlanta, Monday Night Football and a recent episode of Empire and currently touring with Watsky, his third national tour this year, it is clear that Daye is on his way up.
Born in Nigeria, Daye Jack moved with his family to Atlanta at the age of six, splitting his time between soccer, computer programming, listening to Outkast, 50 Cent, and Eminem, and singing in choir. After high school, Daye earned a scholarship to NYU, majoring in Computer Science and furthering his musical development by absorbing the works of artists like Chance The Rapper, and deriving creative and collaborative inspiration from his talented classmates. In 2014, Daye released his breakthrough mixtape Hello World, which caught the attention of Max Martin, who signed him to his publishing imprint, and Warner Bros. Records exec and producer Mike Elizondo, who signed him to a record deal.Since releasing his Soul Glitch EP in 2015, Daye has earned praise from outlets such as Billboard, Pitchfork and Pigeons & Planes, collaborated with the likes of Killer Mike, Ariana Grande, and Tori Kelly, and toured packed venues with Lukas Graham and Pell. Surf The Web, the latest step on Daye Jack’s evolutionary ladder, is available for purchase on iTunes and stream on Spotify and Apple Music.
Watch “Bullshit”: https://youtu.be/4_0CVev-4Kk
Check out Pigeon and Planes premiere: http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2016/11/daye-jack-bullshit-video-premiere
Purchase Surf The Web: http://smarturl.it/stw.preorder
Stream Surf The Web: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/sets/surf-the-web
Daye Jack Background:
Daye Jack moved with his family from Nigeria to Atlanta at the age of six. In Atlanta, he split his time between playing soccer, slinging computer code, singing in choir, and listening to the likes of Eminem, OutKast, and 50 Cent. After high school, Daye earned a scholarship to NYU, majoring in Computer Science and furthering his musical development by absorbing the works of Chance The Rapper, Joey Bada$$, and Mac Miller and deriving creative inspiration from his talented classmates. In 2014, Daye released his breakthrough mixtape Hello World, which caught the attention of Max Martin, who signed him to his publishing imprint, and Warner Bros. Records exec and producer Mike Elizondo, who signed him to a record deal. Since releasing his Soul Glitch EP in 2015, Daye has earned praise from outlets such as Billboard, Pitchfork and Pigeons & Planes, collaborated with the likes of Killer Mike, Ariana Grande, and Tori Kelly, and toured packed venues with Lukas Graham and Pell. Surf The Web is the latest step on Daye Jack’s evolutionary ladder.
“Deep End”: https://youtu.be/fOF6eN_sjqk
“Finish Line”: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/finish-line-2
“Hands Up” ft. Killer Mike: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/handsup