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Jay Som unveils fresh cut "Tenderness"

11 July 2019, 15:22 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jay Som has revealed latest single "Tenderness" from her forthcoming album Anak Ko.

"Tenderness" arrives after last month's lead single "Superbike".

Jay Som's new single is based on "the curse of social media", and explains, "That’s definitely about scrolling on your phone and seeing a person and it just haunts you, you can’t escape it. I have a weird relationship to social media and how people perceive me—as this person that has a platform, as a solo artist, and this marginalized person. That was really getting to me. I wanted to express those emotions, but I felt stifled. I feel like a lot of the themes of the songs stemmed from bottled up emotions, frustration with yourself, and acceptance."

The title of Jay Som's upcoming album, Anak Ko, means "my child" in Filipino.

Anak Ko is Jay Som's first album since 2017's Everybody Works, and was mainly conceived during a week-long trip to a solo retreat to Joshua Tree, and sees Jay Som work with Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko, Chastity Belt’s Annie Truscott, Justus Proffitt, Boy Scouts’ Taylor Vick, as well as bandmates Zachary Elasser, Oliver Pinnell, and Dylan Allard.

"Tenderness" is out now. Anak Ko lands 23 August via Lucky Number. Jay Som plays The Garage in London on 20 November. Find out more.
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