Earlier this year, Jayda G released a new EP which has been on high rotation for us. Now, we're giving away a signed vinyl to one lucky reader!
Jayda G has had an excellent 2020 so far — all things considered. Managing to fit in a few shows before the pandemic kicked off and even ringing in the new year here in Australia, as well as releasing a critically acclaimed new EP, her unique brand of uplifting and joyous music is intrinsic in everything she does which is why she connects with so many people. It also might explain why so many have fallen head over heels for her new EP, Both Of Us/Are U Down, given its timely release "full of heart and warmth in a time where it has been needed the most."
When the EP was released, back in July via Ninja Tune, we described it as her "most intimate and emotive EP to date, being both nostalgic for the communal experiences and special moments once cherished on the dance floor, and hopeful for those to return." It's since amassed millions of streams, and has been on heavy rotation for us here at Purple Sneakers for months now.
In our review, Jessica Negus wrote, "‘Both of Us’ oozes serotonin through a catchy piano line and warm vocal sampling, with the ‘Sunset Bliss’ mix packing a heavier, dance floor ready punch perfectly fine tuned for the upcoming (yet sadly cancelled) European festival season. In accompaniment comes a DIY video, converging footage of natural landscapes, hazy images of Jayda G’s day to day life, and performances both at home and in nightclub settings. ‘Are U Down’ takes a more ruminative route, with moody vocals looping over a soulful percussive beat; an appropriately contrasting counterpart made all the more brilliant by the choppy, jazzy remix."
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Now, because we love this album so much, we have a special giveaway thanks to our friends at Ninja Tune and Inertia Music. We're giving away a vinyl of Both Of Us/Are U Down signed by Jayda G herself!
To enter, all you need to do is head HERE and fill out the info. We'll notify you by 5pm, AEST on Monday September 21st. Please note this is open to Australia-wide only, and you'll be subscribed to our newsletter for all our new music, news and more (you can unsubscribe at any time).
Words by Emma Jones
Image by Lou Jasmine