Aiming to spread a message of hope and positivity to the world, and doing so in a sincere manner is something that Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Jay Long achieves on his track Handsome Devil.
Jay is a proud member of the queer community and notes that this track is about queer relationships and accountability. With an spoken word intro about immersing ourselves in the present, the track then slides into a mellow and sultry electronic groove. As the tempo builds, Jay’s tracks even makes way for an impressive dance breakdown at the half-way mark.
In an interview with local LA publication Voyage LA, Jay speaks about his aims as an artist within what he calls the Queer Moment’: “We are concerned with spreading positivity. We are concerned with showing the love and community that happens through the shared experience of being queer, and trying to bring that to everyone as a resource. Community and Love through the arts.”
Handsome Devil is a truly impressive debut that manages to assert Jay’s distinctive and original sound seamlessly. He’s hard at work on his debut EP which will hopefully be with us soon.
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