Jayda G Shares “Meant To Be” Teaser from Upcoming Album “Guy”
In anticipation of her highly awaited album Guy, Jayda G, the multi-talented Grammy-nominated producer, has dropped the final single, “Meant To Be.” The captivating track, taken from her upcoming album that is set for release on June 9th, 2023, via Ninja Tune, encapsulates the essence of Jayda G‘s forthcoming album, as she blends genres and delves into deeply personal storytelling.
Co-produced with the acclaimed Jack Peñate, known for his work with SAULT, David Byrne, and Adele, Guy promises to be a musical journey unlike any other. The album features collaborations with esteemed artists such as Lisa-Kaindé Diaz from Ibeyi and Ed Thomas, recognized for his contributions to the works of Stormzy, Nia Archives, and Jorja Smith.
“Meant To Be” serves as an introspective reflection on the valuable lessons Jayda G has gleaned from her late father’s videotaped stories. These archival recordings, totaling over 11 hours, serve as a poignant narrative thread throughout the album. Jayda G‘s soulful vocals gracefully ride over a warm groove, capturing the bittersweet realization that although she continues to learn from her father’s tapes, he cannot be physically present to impart his wisdom. The track beautifully encapsulates the emotional journey of self-discovery and growth, paying homage to her father’s unwavering determination to provide a better life for himself and his family.
Listen to Jayda G’s “Meant To Be” below
The previous singles from Guy — “Scars,” “Blue Lights,” and “Circle Back Around” — have garnered widespread acclaim from renowned music publications. Accompanied by visually striking music videos (as seen above) directed by David Ehrenreich, who masterfully captured the essence of Jayda G‘s hometown, Grand Forks, BC, these singles have offered a glimpse into the sonic tapestry that Guy promises to deliver.
Jayda G‘s meteoric rise in the music industry has been marked by notable achievements and endeavors. Her mid-pandemic single, “Both Of Us,” produced in collaboration with Fred again.., earned her a prestigious Grammy nomination. Additionally, she has garnered recognition for her remixes of chart-topping artists like Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa. Her electrifying performances have graced renowned stages and festivals worldwide, including Glastonbury and Coachella. Jayda G‘s contributions to the DJ Kicks series and collaborations with Aluna have further solidified her status as a dynamic and innovative artist.
Beyond her musical achievements, Jayda G has embraced her role as an environmental activist. Recently, she embarked on a life-changing journey while filming the upcoming documentary ‘Blue Carbon.’ This groundbreaking film, hosted by Jayda G and directed by BAFTA and Emmy-winning director Nicolas Brown, sheds light on the climate crisis and its impact on communities across the globe. Featuring original music from RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, ‘Blue Carbon’ promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of the urgent need for environmental preservation.
With the release of “Meant To Be” as the final teaser from Guy, Jayda G continues to captivate listeners with her introspective lyrics, soulful vocals, and eclectic musical influences. Her ability to seamlessly blend genres while maintaining her unique artistic vision sets her apart as a true creative force.