Having seen Jay James Picton hit The Jazz Cafe at the beginning of the year I knew where the night was headed. The Borderline filled with some of the finest faces in the industry, all waiting in anticipation at what Picton had to offer. With an awesome line-up of supporting artists and DJ’s, here is a guy that is not messing around. He has a very clear vision of what he wants and how he wants his music to be heard.
Being a relatively new name in the industry, Picton has a point to prove. He is hardworking, committed and here to take his career right to the top. After releasing his single and EP ‘Play It By Heart’ recently and a single and album set for release in September, things are about to get very exciting in the Picton camp.
With a steadily growing fan base and backing of the music industries die hards, Jay James Picton takes to the stage and The Borderline falls silent. His voice echos around a building steeped in musical history. His lyrics tear at your deepest, shut away emotions. His very presence on stage makes your heart bleed with the pain he felt whilst writing his songs. His music is real and it hurts.
With a voice that resonates of musical icons from centuries past, Picton’s journey is one of greatness and very real talent. In a time when the music industry doesn’t know what tomorrow brings, here is an artist that promises longevity and consistency to his believers.
Watching the crowd stunned by what they saw only cemented where I know this guy is headed. With his single ‘Long May They Roll’ set for release on 3rd September, it seems that everything has aligned to make Jay James Picton a household name. He proves that holding onto something you truly believe in, feeling it in your heart so much it hurts and never ever giving up, really can create your reality.
As The Borderline emptied I knew that everyone had witnessed something truly incredible. From bloggers to musicians, managers to family and close friends, Picton stamped a very real and lasting musical heart beat on every single person that looked on.
“The boy who wants to fly” did it in style. To infinity.
Album release date: 6th August 2012
Ahead of the official video for the track, you can listen to Long May They Roll in the second of a four part Music Film series created by Jay James entitled Heads V Hearts: http://bit.ly/O00ugN
MALAY REMIX http://bit.ly/Malay
American multi-instrumentalist and underground hip-hop producer Malay, is most well-known for working with Odd Future’s Frank Ocean, John Legend, G-Unit and Andre 3000 to name but a few, has marked his stamp and remixed this track in full force.
RACK N RUIN REMIX http://bit.ly/LbTRa0
Signed to Black Butter records, UK producer Rack N Ruin has upped the bass and completely transformed this into a stylish mix, utilising and culminating two-step beats, synth-stabs and much more.
EYES REMIX http://bit.ly/POPS9G
At just 21 years old, Brighton-based Eyes has hit the dance scene by storm. With over 6 million hits on youtube, the music industry has taken notice, and has now worked with artists such as Cher Lloyd, Labrinth and Fenech-Soler. His tracks range from the softest, ambient dubstep to some of the most thrilling, edgy, bass throbbing tunes you’ll hear all year.