Jay Som : Anak Ko

Melina Duterte makes beautifully restrained pop music as Jay Som. There’s the intimacy of Sufjan Stevens and Youth Lagoon, but with the adventurous experimentalism of late 80s Adrian Belew, Lindsey Buckingham, and Cocteau Twins. Her first collection of demos and home recordings Turn Into showed great promise, establishing Duterte as an artists to watch.  Her […]

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Jay Som : Everybody Works

Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som, seems to be bringing something back to pop songwriting. Something that is sadly lacking in so many “pop” albums as of late. Pure songcraft. Not since St. Vincent’s debut have I been taken this aback by a new artist. Duterte isn’t satisfied with just a good song. She starts with […]

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