David Henneberg – “Jay Boy”


An evolving rock sound with ample personality and cinematic inspiration, “Jay Boy” is a newly released single from Canadian artist David Henneberg. “I love the ocean, and I love my mom,” the vocals open alongside quaint guitars and flickering piano touches, establishing the narrative influence. “This song is from the perspective of Jay “Jay Boy” Adams – one of the Z-boys that inspired the movie Lords of Dogtown – from his early days surfing,” Henneberg explains.

“She likes her whiskey, and sleeping with Don,” the vocals intrigue past the starting adoration for mom; a series of characters are enjoyably established throughout, bridged together by a reassuringly blissful “catch a wave,” hook. “Everything will be just fine,” they let out a more carefree lushness, with dreamy vocal reflections and glistening guitar additions melding with hypnotic effect. Quaint piano and chugging guitars further enamor past the two-minute turn, carrying seamlessly into a delectably twangy conclusion amidst the main refrain.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ 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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