Throughout “Along the Way,” nascent artist Jas traverses vast emotional landscapes – triumphing over discontent and rising to perseverance. Through her vulnerable and introspective songwriting, Jas is able to reach out and resonate with listeners. Emerging as one of Naarm/Melbourne’s freshest talents, new-kid-on-the-scene Jas is proving that she hasn’t come to play. Figuratively, that is. To tell the truth, the young artist has a knack for dreaming up self-reflective pop ballads that have a chokehold on both fans, and critics alike.
In “Along the Way”, we see Jas hone her talent, channeling her reflective lyricism and enchanting vocal talent into a tapestry of pop, R&B, and ballads. The project ignites in a blaze with “Life Boat”, which uses nightmares as a lyrical device to explore the stagnancy and entrapment we might feel in everyday life. Other tracks, like the closing “Dusk 2 Dawn” offer up self-referential musings about adversity, self-doubt – and eventually, resolution. Through a carefully crafted sequence of tracks, Jas takes listeners by the hand – subsuming them into an empowering journey of self-discovery.
About the EP Jas reflects, “Life throws so many hurdles at us and it can sometimes feel like we’re stuck in a routine that doesn’t satisfy our idea of success. But ultimately, these experiences are part of the journey that leads us to where we want to be. We learn lessons, take on challenges that require persistence. Remember that if something means something to you, stick it out in the face of adversity and eventually, you’ll be exactly where you want to be.”
Joining forces with label mate and producer YAAK throughout the whole EP, the two harness an undeniable chemistry which emanates from “Along the Way”, and into your ears. Jas’ poignant songwriting steers ethereal synths, punchy drums, and production shifts – making for a project that sparkles. With nods from Spotify, having graced their New Music Friday and Pop Fresh playlists, it’s not just us who’s starting to take notice. With a headline show set for December 3rd at Colour Club in Naarm/Melbourne – there’s no slowing down for Jas.
To listen to Jas’ new EP “Along the Way,” head below…