Sunday, June 2, 2019

Rasha Jay's "High Dive" the title track from her new album is a cool rock track with killer vox

Alternative blues / rock singer-songwriter Rasha Jay cites her influences from such diverse artists as Prince, Big Mama Thornton, Stone Temple Pilots, Bessie Smith, Jimi Hendrix, Anita Baker, Smashing Pumpkins and The Foo Fighters. 

Her latest offering High Dive starts with Jays evocative vox in what feels like a mid conversation intrusion. The smart rock motif rides on double time keys and formidable rock chops, guitar driven with cool notes floating while the bass and drums lay down a head bobbing groove. Throughout the tight rock motif, Jay's killer vox is at the center of it all. She possesses  a powerful organic rock / alt pop sound within her vocal character. Kudos to the music production. When the track shifts into a kind of lush proggy guitar lead outro, the groove stays in your head long after the song ends. 

Rasha Jay is hails from Owings, Maryland and has toured in New York, London and Washington, DC. High Dive is the title track from her forthcoming EP.

Robb Donker


Taken from her forthcoming EP, High Dive, “Red Coat” is a slowly burning track which emerges from Portishead-like atmospherics to take on an insistent drum beat and a grinding guitar riff, all whilst Rasha’s reassuringly strong vocals keep the audience on their toes. Rasha’s music is not political but touches upon the human condition in all its guises, from the abrasiveness of Red Coat as well as the vulnerable and more unguarded aspects of Love Enough. Her music and lyrics are about keeping the raw power of her music completely pure and projecting it to audiences of all kinds.

Rasha Jay’s voice has the ability to both move and inspire. Having grown up in the small town of Owings, Maryland, she is an example to anyone wanting to make music that no matter where you’re from or what your musical tastes are that you should trust yourself and have the confidence to both write and sing with your own voice. 

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