Song: JAYLIEN – “Lucky Guy”
The STL-Born Triple Threat Premieres His Latest Single Via Ebro on Beats 1 and Pigeons & Planes
Critical Praise for Jaylien
““[JAYLIEN’s] debut EP, Summer’s Over, is a rhythmic seven-song set that showcases his well-honed pop chops.” – NYLON
“It’s hard not to imagine a bright future in the spotlight.” – TIDAL
“Hit songwriter-producer JAYLIEN moves into the forefront with debut EP. [Summer’s Over] has an international flair, a combination of the various types of music he enjoys, including soul, EDM, rap and trap.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
With an impressive musicality and a drive to explore the deepest aspects of himself, rapper/producer JAYLIEN‘s unique sound and refreshing honesty earned him millions of plays on SoundCloud. Losing himself in a disastrous romantic entanglement, JAYLIEN works through his jealousy in “Lucky Guy,” his disorienting, hypnotic new single: “Your boyfriend’s a lucky guy.” With JAYLIEN rhythmically riding atop off-kilter, distorted synths, the track grows more and more sinister until it becomes clear that JAYLIEN will get what he wants, “lucky” boyfriend be damned. Premiered by Ebro on Beats 1 Radio and debuted online by Pigeons & Planes, the Tame Impala-sampling “Lucky Guy” is a creepy and compelling example of what makes JAYLIEN special.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Jaylien Wesley grew up immersed in gospel and church music. With a choir director father and a singing mother, JAYLIEN taught himself how to play the piano at only 8 years old, eventually adding saxophone and clarinet to his skillset. JAYLIEN first made a name for himself as a go-to producer and songwriter with “Beautiful,” a worldwide smash recorded by Akon. As a producer, JAYLIEN has worked with Chris Brown, Cody Simpson, Cheryl Cole, T-Pain, LL Cool J,Quincy Jones, will.i.am and T.I., striking biggest with “Scream and Shout,” a top five Billboard hit for will.i.am and Britney Spears. Last summer, JAYLIEN impressed fans and critics with Summer’s Over, his debut album as a vocalist. Featuring singles such as “We Fcuk” and “Hotel Costes,” which The FADER called a “perfect song for radio,” Summer’s Over racked up over a million plays on SoundCloud and convinced TIDAL to list JAYLIEN as an “Artist to Watch.” Stay tuned for JAYLIEN’s follow-up, coming later this year.
Listen to “Lucky Guy”: https://soundcloud.com/jaylienwesley/lucky-guy/
Check out the Pigeons & Planes Premiere:
Check out the Beats 1 Premiere with Ebro: https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.b861ba60-369c-11e7-84c6-edba6cd810f9
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“Lucky Guy”: https://soundcloud.com/jaylienwesley/lucky-guy/
Summer’s Over: https://soundcloud.com/jaylienwesley/sets/summers-over-ep