Jay Elle - 'Tequila Kiss'

A greatly crafted song, 'Tequila Kiss' is performed with excellence in music as well as vocals. So many turns in chord progressions, transitioning seamlessly between pitch and altering the base melody smoothly shows the complexity in composition. Rhythm is built with mildly compressed drums with a piercing snare and deep kick layered with percussions. Strings sitting behind the mix can be heard sustaining notes and pouring emotion into the song. The guitar is well synchronized with beats and melodies of what sounds like high octave Rhodes extending the vibe. Long reverbs and delays on vocals are beautifully arranged and the voice has the necessary softness and strength in the appropriate places.

Compression has a lot to do with this song, attenuation of all musical elements is highly dependent on it. Dramatic pauses are interesting as they are either a new chord progression or sub-melody of the song. This song outsmarts the expectations of even a musical genius. 

Definitely listen to 'Tequila Kiss' by Jay Elle on Spotify.

About Jay Elle:

"Jay Elle is an acoustic rock-pop singer-songwriter who brings warmth and energy through diverse, well-crafted, “five stars”, guitar-driven melodic songs. His soft inviting voice will uplift and soothe your spirits and his witty lyrics will provoke deeper thoughts about the world while sharing optimistic, positive, upbeat messages that will “have you carry on with your day with a smile”. Jay Elle’s latest release, the 12 song album “Ride the Wave”, was recorded, mixed and produced by Caleb “KBC” Sherman (Cygnus Sound Studio). The album was mastered by Paul Logus (plxmastering.com). “The pandemic feels like one of those endless rainy days that I hated as a child. Boring!!!!!” says Jay Elle. “Back then, on rainy days I couldn’t go out. According to my mom, if I were to get my hair wet I would most certainly catch a cold. Apparently, everyone else’s mother thought so too. There was no one to hang around with on rainy days. At home, I was on lockdown with the same old toys. No guitar then. No Internet. My new album, RIDE THE WAVE, is about how to best enjoy yourself while waiting for the sun to shine again."