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Some Days

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Some Days 04:03
Some Days, I wish I could try I wish I could touch the sky, but then I don’t know Some Day, I hope to survive I’d like to be high on life, and be free from what I owe Some Days, I hope to help lives I want to hold anyone, who can’t find the light Some Day, I dream I can fly To look around and know I’ve gone beyond this world I know What do you do when you’re half past done? When you’re not really sure when your life’s begun You can go anywhere, I don’t know but this wait just isn’t fair I swear I’m not broken I’m just a little lost With a little guidance I’ll find my cause What do you do when you’re half past done? When you’re not really sure when your life’s begun You can go anywhere, I don’t know but this wait just isn’t fair Now you can cry all you want Look to the stars and on we go Cause now is the time where we can say That we can pull through anything
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Creeps 02:42
Something’s just not feeling right I’ve cut my spaces through the night If this is what i’ve grown to face I can’t tell the difference And yet this pain won’t go away Now give me all your reasons why You’ve found a place where you can hide Seeing as we’ve wandered far I’ll show no resistance just so long as you find Your own way Is someone sad for me? Is this where I'm supposed to be? Is it so far out of reach? That these strains hold fantasy~ Choosing more than I should do Thinking up these words, so I can help you It’s hard to know where i’ve gone wrong With a sense of no connection Is there a way to get a long? So I can just give it a try I’m picking up these pieces of mine But then again I’m trying not to think too much Well is there someone I can run to A place to go and beat the rush Is someone sad for me? Is this where I'm supposed to be? Is it so far out of reach? That these strains hold fantasy~ X2
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Dreams 03:02
She's stuck in a dream So when she breath's I feel no relief x2 When it's cold outside The wind pushes and it pulls~ I thought I said too much I wish I could start a new~
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I hope you’re not around, well hidden in these walls of sound I know you put me down And if so well i’m alright~ I hope it’s just a phase, oh cause (it’s what you do to me x2) See I know, I’ll beat you there And if so well i’m alright~ To be fair, i’ll be just fine Whenever you hope to realize it See I don’t want you, to be shot down I know there’s somethings to deny now I’m sure i’ll get there maybe someday somehow Leaning on the right side,so i’ll be needing all of your time Now you can just sit there and do nothing Or can you can go down, given all that you’ve got So i’ll take center stage And let these fears and confusions fall right out of place I know, i’ll find a way And if I don’t, well I can try~ Hard times will pass you by I feel the need to refuse it, but it’s all the same I know i’ll beat you there, and if so well i’m alright~ To be fair, i’ll be just fine~ Whenever you hope to realize it See I don’t want you, to be shot down I know there’s somethings to deny now I’m sure i’ll get there maybe someday somehow Leaning on the right side,so i’ll be needing all of your time Now you can just sit there and do nothing Or you can go down, given all that you’ve got Something for nothing I’d rather give something than nothing x3
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Some Days, I wish I could try I wish I could touch the sky, but then I don’t know Some Day, I hope to survive I’d like to be high on life, and be free from what I owe Some Days, I hope to help lives I want to hold anyone, who can’t find the light Some Day, I dream I can fly To look around and know I’ve gone beyond this world I know What do you do when you’re half past done? When you’re not really sure when your life’s begun You can go anywhere, I don’t know but this wait just isn’t fair I swear I’m not broken I’m just a little lost With a little guidance I’ll find my cause What do you do when you’re half past done? When you’re not really sure when your life’s begun You can go anywhere, I don’t know but this wait just isn’t fair Now you can cry all you want Look to the stars and on we go Cause now is the time where we can say That we can pull through anything

about

JayWood is the pseudonymous indie-alternative project of Jeremy Haywood-Smith from Winnipeg Manitoba. What started as a bedroom recording project of sad jangle-pop songs, evolved into the psych-funk approach present on JayWood’s latest effort, Some Days - his debut release on Captured Tracks. 


Written and originally recorded in 2015, the EP Some Days was born of a time of compounding transitions in Haywood-Smith’s life. The end of a long-term relationship, a shift in social circles, and an impending move found Haywood-Smith grappling with self-identity. It also presented the rare moment of a fresh start. Taking cues from his favorite DIY artists, he channeled his anxieties into songwriting, trying his hand at self-recording using just a guitar, a midi-controller, and a borrowed MacBook. “I had to write the EP and learn how to record at the same time, which you can definitely hear in the original recordings. The songs were kinda messy, but I just went with the first ideas that came to mind. I made a rule for myself not to go back on anything, because I didn't have the time to tweak around.”

Ultimately deciding to re-record the tracks years later, HayWood-Smith had the opportunity to reminisce on the past, while staying firmly rooted in the present. It was a process of life imitating art as “Some Days” is “about feeling that push/pull of moving forward versus staying comfortable” and “What You Do To Me” confronts the familiar, seemingly endless cycle of depression. JayWood’s catchy pop hooks combine with jazz chords and a psychedelic approach on “Creeps”, his “angsty break-up song”, and a striking juxtaposition to “Dreams” which finds Haywood-Smith ruminating on the idea of a picture perfect relationship set to swelling, ethereal strings.


With a flair for channeling the past into immediate, feel-good music, JayWood is certainly one to watch.

credits

released April 23, 2021

Some Days:
Jeremy Haywood-Smith - Guitar/Bass/Vocals/Synth
Ben Stokes - Drums
Adam Fuhr - Synth

Creeps:
Jeremy Haywood-Smith - Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Ben Stokes - Drums
Adam Fuhr - Synth

Dreams:
Jeremy Haywood-Smith - Guitar/Synth/Vocals
Adam Fuhr - Synth
Jensen Fridfinnson - Strings 

What You Do To Me:
Jeremy Haywood-Smith - Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Ben Stokes - Drums
Vero Rey - Back up Vocals
Adam Fuhr - Synth

Some Days (Acoustic):
Jeremy Haywood Smith - Guitar/Vocals 

Recorded at House Of Wonders
Engineer - Adam Fuhr
Mixed - Collector Studios (Arthur Antony & Will Grierson)
Mastered - Greymarket Mastering (Ryan Morey)
Photography - Carly Boomer

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JayWood Winnipeg, Manitoba

JayWood is Jeremy Haywood-Smith

From Winnipeg MB

What started as bedroom "sad jangle pop songs" just singing about how sad or miserable he was, things slowly started to change as time went into the more "psych funk" sound that is shown today! ... more

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