Jay Som – Tenderness


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!