Miami’s Jaialai blends dream-pop with shoe-gaze and psych for a fascinating intonation. With members hailing from Venezuela, El Salvador, and of Cuban heritage, hints of their respective backgrounds and Miami tradition are shined upon of their sound.
At this time, the quartet pronounces the March 12 launch of As Candy As I Was, their debut EP with Tremendous Music Group. To accompany the announcement, Jaialai shares the video for “Victor’s Belt.”
Vocalist & guitarist Oscar Sardiñas elaborates on the video: “It was shot throughout a good looking sundown on a rooftop in Mexico Metropolis. Jovi had only in the near past moved there concurrently our good pal and cinematographer Fahad Asvat. The constructing is an previous one, stuffed with magic (with tile work accomplished by Diego Rivera). Fahad and Jovi beginning speaking and obtained to constructing this character who ended up being one thing a bit completely different from what they deliberate, however simply what they have been in search of.”
On As Candy As I Was, every tune tells a narrative and units a temper all through the EP. “These songs are extra bouncy and melodic, which is odd contemplating they have been written in the beginning of a worldwide pandemic,” says Sardiñas. “However possibly we have been attempting to distinction the social local weather.”
“It is in regards to the lack of innocence and the challenges of letting go and going through the world by your self,” provides guitarist & vocalist Jovi Adames. “It is also a reference to trying again and attempting to be taught from our errors and to seek out ourselves once more amidst the world we’re leaving for the time being.”
Rounded out by Mario Lemus on bass and Richard Boullon on drums, Jaialai’s aim is to recreate a stay really feel of their data. Miami New Instances says, “Jaialai has earned its title as one in every of Miami’s most enjoyable rock bands” and As Candy As I Was follows the discharge of final yr’s debut LP Say So and Culebra EP in early 2020.
“We wrote and recorded this EP through the lockdown and have been residing aside in the beginning of the writing course of so it was a cellphone and e-mail collaboration to start with,” continues Sardiñas. “It additionally comes on the heels of an EP we launched proper earlier than the pandemic which by no means obtained a correct tour so in some methods As Candy… was us placing on the blinders and staying full steam forward to remain afloat.”
The ethereal “For At this time” and highly effective “Vesuvius” show the vary of a bunch not limiting themselves in any manner. Additionally they expanded with new recording methods and devices akin to mellotron and xylophone. “Backseat Driver” is a particular observe for Adames, that sums up many people on the finish of 2020. “It makes me really feel a sure type of manner. Like whenever you wrestle in your life and you ultimately discover a resolve however you are drained from the battle you fought.”
Aren’t all of us.
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