Jaysyd has been in the music industry for over 15 years. He is a Dallas, TX based singer and songwriter. His sound is mellow, with a flavor reminiscent of Trey Songz and Bryson Tiller. Chance of Rain (hosted by his UK DJ Mr Shox), Jaysd’s first mixtape, was released in 2014. His music career has been moving full speed ahead since then. Jaysyd’s second EP, Her, was just released. The first couple of tracks on the EP detail his desire to lure a love interest away from her no good man (“Honest” and “Love You”). “Love You” gives a taste of 90s nostalgia, with it’s sample of Jodeci’s “Freek’N You”. The entire EP is void of guest features. Honestly, Jaysyd proves he doesn’t need a slew of guest artists to raise the bar on his music.
Her gets deeper on “I Guess”. The song is an account of a complicated love affair he knows isn’t good for him. Lyrically, this is one of the most interesting songs on the EP. However, an R&B project wouldn’t be worth its weight in gold without a hint of seduction. “Alone” is direct and to the point. The song’s direct approach is coupled with slick production. This song is easily one of the standout tracks from Her. “Body” takes the slow grooves even further. Here, he croons “rest in peace to your body baby” in a smooth, southern drawl. The song provides a sexual manual of requests he’s asking of his lover. He has no issue proving his love for the worthy woman though.
“Ukno”, my personal favorite on the album, promises that he will lie, die, cry and take shots for his special lady. Hey, if that’s not love then I don’t know what is. Jaysyd questions if a past lover still thinks of him on “About Me”. This song is one of the most honest tracks on the EP. He even goes into detail about seeing his ex on Instagram and pouring a few drinks in her honor. Interestingly enough, he knows his ex is thinking about him too. The EP closes out on a fitting note with “4am”. His delivery is slower here. He proceeds to recount the happenings of a call in the 214 (Dallas area code) at 4:oo am. Look for some big noise to come from Jaysyd this year. His cool and confident delivery pair well with his laid back style.
I would have liked to hear a couple of uptempo tracks here. However, the contents of Her are not disappointing by any means. So, I look forward to see what Jaysyd offers musically in the near future. Something tells me we will still be hearing about him for years to come. Her is a solid R&B effort from top to bottom. This is one EP you don’t want to sleep on. Her is available on all online retailers now.