Listen to “Faith”
DEBUT SINGLE “Faith” from Jay Rydel:
A Hopeful Acoustic Anthem for a Gloomy World
*For immediate release / week of May 24
Jay Rydel’s debut single “Faith” is a song he wrote by himself last month in a Denver park, while the world was quarantined. It’s an acoustic anthem that enlivens a faith in humanity during what can seem like a particularly dark time. His debut single release “Faith” is May 29.
Jay Rydel is an American singer, songwriter, and producer born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His music is rooted in rock guitar and explores pop, r&b, and hip hop vocals. If John Mayer, Andre 3000, D’angelo, and Justin Bieber formed a supergroup it would sound like Jay Rydel.
He’s made a living as a musician in Denver, Colorado for five years, and in 2020 he’s debuting original music as an independent artist. Jay spent the last five years writing, performing, and producing, but mostly learning that his success in music comes from throwing out all the backup plans.
“Faith” uplifts from the bleak reality we all know to be in 2020 and invites a positive perspective from an outlook that says ‘We’ve been through injustice, hardships, and missed expectations before, so we can get through it this time too.’
Rydel paints a dimly lit reality in each verse. However, each becomes less gloomy as Jay reassures the audience, “I ain’t lost my faith yet”. In the second verse he sings, “Well nothing’s left but the skin on my neck / And the sound of my voice tryna keep me fed / I’m not waiting till I’m almost dead / Cause I ain’t lost my faith yet”.
Like many of us, Jay Rydel envisioned something different for 2020. Now with no gigs and no income Jay returned to what seemed to be the only thing left in his control – songwriting. An off the cuff video of the song on instagram had such a positive response that he threw out his original 2020 release plan to put “Faith” into the world as his debut single.
“Faith” features distinctly stript down production driven only by acoustic guitar and his voice, reflecting the organic nature of the song’s roots. He originally intended to debut with a more mainstream sound and leave the deep stuff for later, but the timely inspiration of such lyrical content was impossible to ignore.
The official video is set to come out shortly after the single. Capturing the eerie and empty streets of Denver, he filmed the video as simply and safely as he could given the recent stay-at-home orders and guidelines.
With two more singles lined up for June and July one can expect to hear more from Jay Rydel soon. There are also co-releases on the horizon with Denver artists Michael Mahan of Spectacle and Slex Allen of OptycNerd. He cannot wait to continue to unveil his music in all it’s variety.
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