Jay Plent is here with his debut single titled ‘Staring Me Down’. Manchester based Jay draws inspiration from philosophy of using modern creative methods paired with an old-fashioned approach to good songwriting. With themes of sombre and heart ache in his music, Jay’s style has developed over the years to make him one of Manchester’s gems. Drawing inspiration from Interpol, Regina Spektor, Tyler The Creator and Kendrick Lamar to name a few, ‘Staring Me Down’ represents a step in self-confidence for the artist and a new level of commitment is blinding.
Driven by anxiety caused by surroundings, ‘Staring Me Down’ reflects on how daunting a new environment can feel. When you have high expectations for yourself, the debut single is entirely relatable. Blending an organic folk feel with electronica, the use of sampled drums with fiery guitars is rhythmically wonderful. Armed with a Radiohead arrangement, the originality that Jay portrays throughout the track is crazily good. It moves through different sections and lingers with inspiration. An exceptional debut into the world of Jay Plent.