Winnipeg’s Jeremy Haywood-Smith aka JayWood is gearing up for a new record in early 2019 and will be releasing a handful of tracks leading up to its release care of the Winnipeg label Birthday Tapes.
“Another Life” is the first of the bunch of new JayWood tracks. The song starts off sounding upbeat with a groovy early-oughts pop-rock guitar groove. Around the track’s half-way mark, the guitar mellows out and a synth and electronics take over while lyrically, Haywood-Smith describes going through a difficult period.
“The main theme [of “Another Life”] is about fighting mental illness at its worst as well as talking about suicidal thoughts and tendencies. I felt like putting it as the first single of the album kinda takes a more serious tone as well as trying to talk about an issue I’ve dealt with personally and a lot of my close friends as well,” Haywood-Smith tells us via email.
You can stream “Another Life” below and if you live in Winnipeg, JayWood is playing at The Handsome Daughter on Wednesday. Check the Facebook event for more info.