Jay Blanes' 'Natalie' Serves An Uplifting Dish Of Charm And Innocence
'I know I don’t know you, And it’s true, I am leaving soon, But babe I wanna take you, To the moon’.
Upon hearing the opening lyrics from Jay Blanes’ debut single ‘Natalie’ memories of 90s darlings Sixpence None the Richer 'Kiss Me' comes to mind. And that’s not a bad thing.
The Barcelona born who now calls London his home draws upon his influences Ed Sheehan, James Blunt and Damien Rice to craft an upbeat folk-pop track. The song centres on love, lust and the first moments of meeting someone you want to stay with.
The song is about Natalie, a journalism student he fell for at USC. Their first date was magical: they met after he busked at the Santa Monica Pier, walked to its end -where some dancers were performing- and witnessed a beautiful sunset.
The track is charming, innocent and uplifting and perfect for the approaching summer months ahead and the lyrical content is something we all can relate to, those moments of meeting someone new and falling for them. That honeymoon period when all that matters is each other.
With a steady social media following, busking income and that eagerness to play live shows once the lockdown ban has been lifted, the future for Jay looks promising and on the evidence of this track from his upcoming EP everyone else will be taking note too.