Singer-songwriter, Janie Bay sees the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Miscellany’.
‘Miscellany’ is now released on 15th September on Download, Streaming & CD
Now available to buy and download.
15th September 2017, Johannesburg – Janie Bay sees the release of her sophomore album, ‘Miscellany’, amidst much excitement and expectation.
Recorded in Johannesburg and Potchefstroom between June and August 2017, and produced by Jacques Du Plessis (The Parlotones, Josh Kempen, Shortstraw) and Ewald Jansen van Rensburg (Monark).
Heralded by the 1st single ‘Better Off’, a slice of tasty pop under a veneer of retro-production that harks back to the 80’s and beyond, ‘Miscellany’ is a bold expansive statement by a singular artist ready to be heard. On the album opener, ‘The Way It Should Be’ we hear Janie expressing how her heart can’t take seeing people who can’t be who they really want to be. Janie demans the same honesty she gives, and she will not hide from ‘The Fear Inside’ – the 2nd track on the album starts with an eerie refrain which she uses as a counter-point to confront her owns fears. ‘Wag Vir Jou’ is future Afrikaans pop on which Janie calls on the writing and production skills of Hunter Kennedy (Die Heuwels Fantasties & aKING) for a call to arms of the heart that aims to cross language and cultural barriers.
‘Better Off’ segues perfectly into the the gothic country pop that is ‘Gotta Get Home (Jesse)’, a dark brooding statement in which the lone horsemen is the hero. The mood lightens with ‘On My Way’, another vignette of 80’s retro-pop, before the sparse keys and voice that follow, beg the broken-hearted question, surely ‘Love Will Come Back My Way’.
‘Koning’, an infectious pop folk song, likely to be a summer festival sing-a-long favourite, makes way for Annie Lennox’s ‘Little Bird’ before the intense double salvo of ‘Dead Man’ and ‘The Desert’ – on which the organic live production acts a a perfect foil to showcase Janie’s voice and songs.
This is what Janie had to say; “‘MISCELLANY’! And it is exactly that. A mixture of life experiences, feelings and moods.”