DENVER’S JAY RYDEL AND SLEX ALLEN
PLAN TO RELEASE SNL-INSPIRED VIDEO
FOR THEIR DEBUT COLLAB “NUMBER”

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*For immediate release* 

(Video set to release on 1/29/21) 

 

 

Slex Allen (½ of Denver’s OptycNerd) and soulful singer-songwriter Jay Rydel are gearing up to drop a music video for their latest dancey funk tune “Number.”  The video is upbeat, comical, and inspired by classic SNL skits, “A Night at the Roxbury” and “D**k in a Box”. 

 

In the video, Slex and Jay play two hot shots dressed in matching outfits, who obsessively but unsuccessfully try to get a girl’s number during a night out on the town. Their characters exemplify the type of arrogant and pushy bros at some nightclubs we all tried to avoid back when nightlife was open. The music video is the perfect visual complement to the humorous and energetic vibe of the song.

 

“Number” is the dance pop song of the new year, nostalgically reminding us of an earlier time when people asked for each other’s number instead of instagram. The video and catchy song are sure to make audiences feel like they are out on the town even if the nightclubs remain closed. Fans can forget about the news cycle for all of 3 minutes and 27 seconds while they dance and sing along in their kitchen.

 

This glittery dance tune marks the artists’ first collaboration. Their chemistry is apparent right away as Slex and Jay’s vocals blend seamlessly, singing out the undeniably catchy hook, “Can I get your number?!” From there on out the song keeps you fixed with its glossy guitar riffs, soaring synth leads, razor sharp rhythms, and fun, humorous lyrics. Don’t hesitate to throw this jam into your tape deck and find out why 2021 is Jay Rydel and Slex Allen’s year.

 

 

 

 

 

“Number” was written and Produced by Slex Allen and Jay Rydel. It was mixed by Jared Atol (Kaitlyn Williams, Jamall Anthony, Yasi, Dava) and mastered by Tom Capek at Colorado Sound Studios. 

 

Staring Shaeyln in the lead role, the video has appearances from other Denver artists and actors such as Bunny Blake. With assistance from Alex Bowman it was filmed, directed, and produced by Sean Hunter Horan (Hulu: The Binge & The Ultimate Playlist of Noise; Starz & Lionsgate: Black Mafia Family). 

 

 

 

 

For interviews and other press material contact Jay Rydel at music@jayrydel.com or Slex Allen at slexallen@gmail.com 

 

The official music video for “Number” comes out on January 29th, 2021.

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Slex Allen

Slex Allen is a man who wears many different hats. Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Rapper, Beatboxer, DJ. But no matter which figurative hat he wears, he does it with innovation and individuality. As a long time Colorado resident he’s been in many groups over the years, but most notably is the frontman for the Denver based Pop duo OptycNerd. 

 

 

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Jay Rydel

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 six years.

 

 

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Slex Allen 

(570) 573-3999

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Jay Rydel

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