Jafet Ayala – “Silent Company” (feat. Chavela, Brianna Michelle & IRA)


A stirring production spanning soulful pop and spacey synth-driven intensity, “Silent Company” comes from San Antonio-based producer and songwriter Jafet Ayala. Three artists — Chavela, Briana Michelle, and IRA — contribute vocals, all with stylish differentiation. The smooth soulful pop of the first minute+ expands steadily into a charismatic rock-forward crooner, adorned thereafter with synths as the excellent hip-hop section appears. Soulful guitar whimpers add to the consuming mix, as the track drives off with a frenzied synth solo. “Silent Company” is a powerful, eclectic production from Ayala.

Ayala contributes bass and guitar on the track. JT Trevino plays drums, and Isaiah Leon Cosey-Masters is on keys. Ayala explains that “Silent Company” is about how sometimes a person doesn’t always need to vent but just needs a friend of person to sit with in silence.”

“Silent Company” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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