Jay Som Shares New B-side “O.K., Meet Me Underwater”

Pirouette 7-Inch Out Today via Polyvinyl

Jan 26, 2018
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Bay Area singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) released a fantastic album, Everybody Works, last March via Polyvinyl. (It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017.) Today she has released, via Polyvinyl, the new Pirouette 7-inch featuring two songs recorded during the Everybody Works sessions that didn't make the album: "Pirouette" and "O.K., Meet Me Underwater." Previously she shared its A-side, "Pirouette." Now you can stream the B-side, "O.K., Meet Me Underwater." Listen below, followed by Jay Som's upcoming tour dates.

Duterte had this to say about the song in a press release: "I wrote 'O.K., Meet Me Underwater' entirely around one of my favorite drum grooves - there's just something so funky and special about that beat. The general theme of the song is about the pain and acceptance of change within interpersonal relationships."

Duterte also had this to say about the 7-inch in a previous press release: "Both of these tracks were made during the spring of 2016 - the first demo stages for Everybody Works. They were fun to write and record but felt out of place on the track list during the finalization of the album. These tracks remain close to my heart and I'm really grateful they're finally out in the world."

Read our 2017 Pleased to Meet You interview with Jay Som.

Jay Som Tour Dates:

02/15 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos #% 
02/16 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #% 
02/17 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom @ Sabertooth Micro Fest
02/19 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project #% 
02/21 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz #% 
02/22 - San Francisco, CA @ Gray Area Art & Technology Theater @ Noise Pop #% 
02/23 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer's #% 
02/24 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House #% 
06/15 - Dublin, Ireland @ Donnybrook Stadium $ 

# w/ Japanese Breakfast
% w/ Hand Habits
$ w/ The National

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