Openly-gay R&B artist Jay Saint navigates love and war in ‘vulnerable’ album

R&B artist Jay Saint has transformed the pains of heartbreak into “ExCommitted,” his latest album available for streaming on all platforms.

The 11-track album is led by lead single “Push Away,” an island-infused bop proclaiming the end of a relationship and the realization that it’s time to share your love with a partner that truly deserves it.

Push Away

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The album is a confident, bass-filled vibe with hypnotic harmonies and breakup anthem worthy lyrics.

“The state that I was in when I wrote all of the records on this LP was a very vulnerable state,” says the openly-gay Jay Saint.

“The sound of this body of work is…you hear a lot of ‘island’ in my tone. I’m Caribbean and Haitian and I wanted to have a lot of that influence in my music, but I didn’t want it to be on the nose. It’s a little bit of everything.”

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He got his first break in the music industry writing for music artists at Bad Boy Records. This led to writing for Danity Kane’s second album “Welcome to the Dollhouse,” which reached number one on the Billboard 200.

“I remember going into a room and seeing all the writers,” recalls Saint.

“I had been studying all the successful writers and I remember seeing this one writer because she wrote Beyonce’s ‘Halo’.

“Every time I wrote in that environment I always thought about a climax – something that’s going to stick. That melody has to stick.

“If you didn’t remember anything, you would remember my chorus. She listened to the song that I wrote for the girls and she loved it! Everyone had a hand in it, but I remember her asking who wrote the chorus and of course I let her know. The chorus ended up being Danity Kane’s ‘Pretty Boy.’

“I wrote a few other things, but that’s one of my proudest moments.”

Having honed his writing skills, Jay Saint wrote every song on his album. It’s a testament to his talent and commitment to articulating his authentic self through his music.

Following his wildly successful album release party at The Delancey in NYC, Jay will be headlining a show at SOBs in late February.

Follow Jay Saint on Instagram here.

‘ExCommited’ is available on Apple Music here.

Written by QWEERIST editor

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