If you dig music from Alvvays, Julia Jacklin, Vivian Girls, Hazel English, and/or La Sera, then you’re definitely gonna dig Jay Som‘s phenomenal debut full-length, Everybody Works!
Jay Som represents the musical vision of 24-year-old LA singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte. Jay Som – a moniker that Duterte randomly found via an online baby name generator meaning “Victory Moon.”
On her first proper album, Duterte solidifies her rep as a self-made force of sonic splendor and emotional might. If 2016’s aptly named Turn Into compilation showcased a fuzz-loving artist in flux—chronicling her mission to master bedroom recording—then the rising Oakland star’s latest, Everybody Works, is the LP equivalent of mission accomplished.