jazzygold – “day off”


Faroese artist jazzygold elaborates on the complexities of a “day off” on this stellar new single, exemplary of the artist’s smooth and soulful sound. Even when a day off is hard-earned, there can be a sense of anxiety regarding a lack of progress — certainly a byproduct of a demanding world. This stellar track captures that feeling, where a day off holds various complexities, even though it can be like an antidote for the soul.

“We’re in the darker days at this point, and it can get hard to be productive, feel inspired and get out of bed, especially if you’re from the Faroe Islands, where the winters are long,” the artist explains. “‘day off; is a reminder to myself and everyone else who can relate that it should be okay to take a day off, or a week, or years, or a whole lifetime if that’s what you need to feel better. You have to prioritise yourself and your mental health because no one else is gonna do it for you.”

“Today’s about not making progress,” the vocals admit, as they reach for the curtains and embrace “a day by myself,” as exuded in the soulfully compelling hook with mellow guitars and a warming bass pulse. “I know I got a million things to do,” exudes a relatable sense of procrastination, feeling “still a mess,” with a lack of progress. Touting a lyrical drive that’s wholly relatable alongside a melodic soul-pop production, “day off” is a standout single from jazzygold.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Soul + R&B.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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