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Rising! Up10tion - Jay Som - Netflix
Melina Duterte, better known by her stage name Jay Som, is a Los Angeles-based DIY and bedroom-pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Her official full-length debut album Everybody Works was released on Polyvinyl Records in March 2017, which was preceded by Turn Into, an LP of demos that first gained her attention as a singer-songwriter.
Rising! Up10tion - Musical Style and Reception - Netflix
Duterte performs all the music on her records herself and records in her own makeshift studio in her bedroom. She describes her musical style as “headphone music”. Joe Coscarelli of The New York Times has described it as “D.I.Y. bedroom pop” and noted its intimate, lo-fi aesthetic. Pitchfork has described Jay Som as being intimate, and having the “crushing vulnerability” of Phil Elverum, and the "gloriously slick sound' of Carly Rae Jepsen. Liz Pelly of Time Out has described Jay Som's sound as “mesmerizing and multidimensional dream pop that favors reality over escapism, drawing from classic pop and funk”. Pelly also described Duterte's singing as “low and languid”. Duterte has stated that Phil Elverum's music has had a profound impact on her music. Karaoke, Yo La Tengo, and My Bloody Valentine have influenced Duterte's vocal style. Her touring band includes Oliver Pinnell on guitar, Zachary Elsasser on drums and Dylan Allard on bass.
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