Listen to Richard Jay "Save Me"

Calvin Harris, Dallas Austin and other top producers agree. Richard Jay is one of the most noteable new pop talents to look out for. The young British pop prodigy has been stirring up interest on both sides of the Atlantic with his blend of pop, electro and heartfelt balladry. After putting out a few demo tracks, Richard has recently been working on a lot of new material, teaming up with Chris Braid who's written for Cheryl Cole, Diana Vickers, Kylie Minogue and Jesse McCartney. Richard has also been scoring a piece of music he hopes will be featured in the forthcoming Scream 4 film. Listen to a demo "Save Me" that is a little rough around the edges but it gives you a bit of a taste of what he is all about.

Richard Jay "Save Me" (demo)

May 11, 2010 in Richard Jay | Permalink | Comments (2)

Ready to Pop: Richard Jay

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At only 16 years young, Richard Jay is nothing short of a pop prodigy. This British singer/songwriter is a bit of an old soul who has an impressive knack for crafting catchy pop melodies. Jay writes on his MySpace page, "I write songs with my hands and heart." And that's a very good way to put it.

Jay has quietly released some tracks on his MySpace space that he played, sang, produced and recorded entirely by himself. Calvin Harris has noticed and Jay is heading to Los Angeles soon to write for Allie Gonino and hopefully with ArjanWrites.com buzz act Sky Ferreira as well.

Check out a demo version of "Today," a throbbing synth tune that stands out with its crafty vocal layering in the chorus. The song can use some polishing, but it is a neat demo track that has me very curious for more. There are a few more of Richard's songs that you can check out on his MySpace page. Listen to the heartfelt "A Way" and the theatrical "This Is Halloween." Jay is about to pop so you better listen up.

Richard Jay "Today" (demo)

December 6, 2009 in Richard Jay | Permalink | Comments (2)