Single: JAYLIEN – “Summer Love”
The Singer/Producer Shares a Spritely New Single for the Final Weeks of Summer ’17
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
Ann accomplished songwriter and producer who has penned hits for everybody in the business, JAYLIEN is equally as formidable when stepping into centerstage and singing his own tracks. Singing his heart out over a spritely piano-laden R&B instrumental, JAYLIEN shares “Summer Love,“ an ode to warm weather romance. Perfect for a poolside party, “Summer Love” is a joyous uptempo track, buoyed by JAYLIEN’s gorgeous vocals, ad-libs, and helium-voiced harmonies. Though the phrase “Summer Love” implies a temporary relationship and a sad ending, JAYLIEN is unencumbered by these worries, wrapped up in her beauty and her attitude: “See you remind me of Aaliyah/with a little Nia Long, yeah yeah yeah.” “Summer Love” is a change of pace from his previous single “Lucky Guy,” a sinister, psychodramatic, electro-tinged, Tame Impala-sampling R&B track, with a Billboard-premiered video to match.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and steeped in gospel and church music from a young age, Jaylien Wesley grew into an in-demand songwriter and producer from a young age. JAYLIEN first made a name for himself as a go-to producer and songwriter with “Beautiful,” a worldwide smash recorded by Akon. After the success of “Beautiful,” JAYLIEN signed to Universal Music Publishing, producing and writing tracks for artists such as 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, which earned over a million plays on SoundCloud and featured singles such as “We Fcuk“ and “Hotel Costes,” which The FADER called a “perfect song for radio.” Look for more music from JAYLIEN to drop later this year.
Listen to “Summer Love”: https://soundcloud.com/jaylienwesley/summerlove-30
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“Summer Love”: https://soundcloud.com/jaylienwesley/summerlove-30
Summer’s Over: https://soundcloud.com/jaylienwesley/sets/summers-over-ep
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/jaylien/