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  • Jayda G Premieres New Song “Scars” on BBC Radio 1

  • Canadian DJ Jayda Guy, aka Jayda G premiered a new song “Scars” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.

    The song is the fifth single off of her upcoming third studio album “Guy”, which is set to be released on June 9, 2023.
    The new album comprises 13-track. It is her firs album in two years since the 2021 album “DJ-Kicks”.
    It was written by Jayda G, Jack Peñate, and Ed Thomas. Produced by Jayda G and Jack Peñate.
    The accompanying music video was directed by David Ehrenreich.
    Jayda G told Clara Amfo about the song, “During the pandemic, honestly, for me, it was a way to get like get space and time and energy to like start this new process of making this album and 'Scars'. And it was really good like to taking like vocal lessons like working with other writers other producers, Jack Peñate he was, and it's I'm so proud of it.”
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    She continued, “I know talking about grief on a house tune was like what an anomaly. But my father passed when I was 10 years old and he was sick for a long time. And he because he knew he was going to pass he took the time to record himself, basically talking about his life and there's like 11 hours of videotape. It's so long and so awesome. No, it's so great. I really got to know my father, like through watching these tapes, which was the whole point of him leaving them for me and my family. And 'Scars' kind of came out of this story that he tells where he was getting bullied as a kid.”

  • She added, “And this is like, picture. This is like, late 50s. It's in Kansas City like the states. And there's like, and he grew up in a pretty poor neighborhood. So like gangs and everything, and this gang would wait outside for him outside school to like beat him up for no reason. Like they just picked them that are gonna beat him up. And it's like he's running away from them leaving school super late like, and then his like, great start falling and he's realizing like, he has to face that. And he actually does face them and he gets beat up pretty badly. But after that, they left him alone. And it just like, kind of remind me of like when you're going through hard stuff, things that you're avoiding right and like, or dancing around and trying not to like take on but once you do, it's really empowering and really having self love for yourself around that, as kind of what 'Scars' is about.”

    Photo by Florencia Russildi
  • source : BBC Radio 1
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