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JAY SOM Shares New Song + Video For “Tenderness”

Jay Som – a.k.a. Melina Duterte – recently announced her highly anticipated sophomore album Anak Ko, and today she shares the record’s second single. Following “Superbike,” “Tenderness” is a slow-burning highlight off the forthcoming LP. Duterte calls it “a feel-good, funky, kind of sexy song” in part about “the curse of social media” and how it complicates relationships. “That’s definitely about scrolling on your phone and seeing a person and it just haunts you, you can’t escape it,” Duterte explains. “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.” Watch the lush Weird Life-directed video HERE.

Jay Som will play Pitchfork Festival next week, and take Anak Ko on the road this Fall for a massive international tour. All dates are on-sale now – see below to find a show near you and get tickets HERE.

Tour Dates:

07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival

09/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge #$

09/12 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic #$

09/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex #$

09/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #$

09/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial #$

09/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #$

09/19 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #$

09/20 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux #$

09/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #$

09/24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #$

09/26 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #$

09/27 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #$

09/28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) #$

10/15 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada %#

10/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %#

10/17 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon %#

10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall %#

10/19 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement %#

10/21 – Detroit, MI @ El Club %#

10/22 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground %#

10/23 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB %#

10/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere %#

10/26 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair %#

10/27 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot %#

10/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry %#

10/30 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel %#

10/31 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings %#

11/01 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) %#

11/02 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt %#

11/07 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow (Sky Bar)

11/09 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn

11/10 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar

11/12 – Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain

11/15 – Paris, France @ Supersonic

11/16 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (Witloof Bar)

11/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

11/19 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns

11/20 – London, UK @ The Garage

11/21 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

11/22 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange

11/24 – Manchester, UK @ YES (Pink Room)

11/25 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club

11/26 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo

11/27 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Workmans Club

# w/ Boy Scouts

$ w/ Affectionately

% w/ Gia Margaret

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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