Up-and-coming UK rapper Jay-D wears his heart shamelessly on his sleeve as he unveils “Lost My Way”, a candidly critical reflection on his struggles surrounding mental health.
Uncompromising and brutally honest, “Lost My Way” takes the listener directly into the centre of Jay-D’s mind, as he intricately details his struggles with anxiety and self-doubt. Tackling difficult but vital issues whilst wrapping his poetic words around melodic beats and skillful samples, the track encapsulates the rapper’s drive to raise awareness and challenge societal taboos.
Overcoming adversity to address his personal demons in a profound way, Jay-D explains, “I wanted to make something so that when you feel at your lowest you can put it on and vibe to it as it tells your story.”
Indifferent to the glamour and excess often associated with hip-hop culture, Jay-D creates music that exemplifies the harsh realities of everyday life. First breaking onto the scene with his urgent single “Monster” back in 2015, the rapper has amassed thousands of plays on SoundCloud and generated support from Lupe Fiasco collaborator Bishop G.
Hoping to use his platform to encourage others to break free from the darkness, “Lost My Way” is further indication of Jay-D’s artistic talent.