The rising star puts a fun twist on his exciting new release as he gears up to release his highly anticipated album.
Toronto’s music scene has been a staple and powerhouse in the music industry for years, with megastars like Drake, the Weeknd, NAV, and Tory Lanez among the many A-listers from the vibrant musical city. However, although these stars and Canada’s influence on hip-hop has become ubiquitous in recent years, the city denizens affectionately referred to as “The Six” has remained shrouded in relative mystery. Rapper SAYNT JAYSN has made the scorching furnace of Toronto’s hip-hop scene his home, weathering stiff competition and establishing himself as a standout performer. With his gaze on the future, the talented musician looks to continue his upward trajectory and fulfill his limitless potential.
Although JAYSN was born and raised in Toronto, he spent his formative years in Bermuda. This dual perspective is at the heart of an otherness within him that has enabled a freeness in his artistic expression, ensuring each release by this artist feels unique unto himself. That isn’t to say he’s not just as good at collaborations either; his latest release sees him team up with fellow Canadian producer and videographer Dwight Miller (video and production duties) and the uber-talented Jônelle.
“Take You Home” is both a testament to JAYSN’s significant artistic prowess and the lead single and tantalizing preview of his highly anticipated upcoming album “It’s Okay To Be Happy Again.” Featuring flawless production from Miller alongside standout performances from JAYSN and Jônelle, “Take You Home” explores love through the highs and lows. It also features a captivating music video that follows JAYSN and Jônelle as they progress through different stages of love. Utilizing abrupt cuts, video effects, and even animated fairy tale birds, the music video for “Take You Home” tells the story of this budding romance freshly and amusingly.
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Welcome to BuzzMusic, SAYNT JAYSN! We loved “Take You Home”; we had to ask! What was the inspiration behind this piece? Could you take us through the creative process for this release?
Dwight (Miller, director/editor) developed the concept, a play on the movie The Joker. Our album (It’s Okay To Be Happy Again, fall 2023) has themes of mental health issues; taking a simple love song and turning the video into a guessing game of what’s-real-and-what-not-real piqued my interest. That’s all, Dwight. I can’t take credit for that.
What was your favorite part about seeing your vision for the music video come to life?
When the video isn’t your concept, you must believe in the person executing that vision. My favorite part was watching it for the first time to see how it would all come together. As an artist, you’re usually in the driver’s seat creatively. Dwight’s just as passionate about his art as an emcee/rapper, and knowing his background in music, I trust him.
Your chemistry with Jônelle was pretty amazing! How did you two end up collaborating on this release?
Jônelle and I hadn’t met until we shot the video. She’s an incredible talent as a writer and as a vocalist. She has an excellent command of her voice. Some so many singers don’t have a full grasp of their range, so they needlessly do runs all over the place. She’s a sniper. That was another Dwight call. We had a different version of that song that wasn’t quite coming together as we wanted. She subbed in and saved the game.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?
I make my music as efficient as possible. I provide the song with what it needs. Not every piece NEEDS a chorus, and not every rhyme needs 100 bars. I do my best to find the happy medium in all my songs. It’s all a balancing act, a well-cooked meal where each ingredient has its place to make its presence felt. I might rap for three or four minutes straight. I might only give you 12 bars in a mostly instrumental song. I’m here to provide the music with what it needs to be a complete statement.
What’s next for SAYNT JAYSN? Your album It’s Okay To Be Happy Again is dropping soon. Anything you want to say to your fans?
I’m going to Disneyland! And not after the album sells 4 million physical copies and 23 million streams. No, we’re celebrating now! LOL, enjoy the album - it’s dark, but it’s fun. But mostly dark. But sometimes fun. So yeah. Enjoy!