Lt. Dan here with my DJ pick of the week from Jay Som. “Tenderness” appears on Melina Duterte’s sophomore effort Anak Ko.
“It’s definitely about scrolling on your phone and seeing a person and it just haunts you, you can’t escape it,” Duterte said in a statement. “I have a weird relationship to social media and how people perceive me—as this person that has a platform, as a solo artist, and this marginalized person. That was really getting to me. I wanted to express those emotions, but I felt stifled. I feel like a lot of the themes of the songs stemmed from bottled up emotions, frustration with yourself, and acceptance.”
Listen to “Tenderness” below and let us know what you think!