Australian singer and songwriter from a surf town called the Central Coast right above Sydney, JayMos enchants you with his all-American single “Take 5”.
“Take 5” sounds like the type of music we listen to while shopping in cultural and popular mainstream urban stores like Vans, Billabong etc. This could possibly be due to JayMos sport-like aesthetic he possesses past his artistry! "Take 5" is a song that explores the breakdown of relationships and the need to create a space for healing and repair. This idea of “taking 5” we extend to the importunate of learning to be able to pause in life. We believe that we all must learn to be able to stop and meditate and take time to appreciate things around us.
Beginning with a loop pedal like his previous releases and then transitioning into a more contextual mix, “Take 5” is the musical idea of expect the unexpected! You can listen to the slow climax from a simplistic introduction into a more multifaceted like mix. You can get a sense of the surf vibes that surrounds the song which can be credible to JayMos environment and personal style. We were able to envision ourselves around a beach in broad daylight, smelling the scent of the ocean, while listening to the waves flow back and forth. JayMos gave us a look into who he is, what he’s surrounded by and a more poetic look inside life with this hit of a song called “Take 5”
Listen to "Take 5" here and get to know more about JayMos in our interview below!
Growing up in a surftown and knowing that surfing is one of your many hobbies, has it impacted the kind of music you make in any way?
I don’t really feel like surfing as influenced my music however is something that helps me find a sense of calm which can place me into the right head space to be creative and write songs. As I do find sometimes I get writers block and need to move away from the work and come back to it.
What inspired you to write “Take 5” ?
Take 5 is song that explores the breakdown of relationships and the need to create a space in order for healing and repair to occur. This idea of “Taking 5” I also extend to the importance of learning to be able to pause in life. I believe that we all must learn to be able to stop and meditate and take time to appreciate things around us in order to work towards being truly who we are meant to be.
Did you produce the track as well? Or just recorded?
I produce all my own music and then get it mixed by Jean Gallows.
Speaking of the production of “Take 5”, was everything live instrumentals!? Or was this smooth-sailing beat curated by typical production computers!?
Everything was recorded using live instruments except the drums. However I hope to purchase some drums mikes so I can get the real sounds happening throughout my music.
Where do you see your career in a year?
Releasing songs every couple of months and maybe working towards an EP by the end of the year. But for now I’m going to continue to enjoy the writing process and see it what happens when I make room for that!! Im very excited to see what 2019 will bring for my music.
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