New single & video from Jay Som: soak in some
New single & video from Jay Som: soak in some "Tenderness" today
Posted 07/11/2019

We all need a little "Tenderness" to get by. Get your fill with a new single and music video from Jay Som, taken from her highly anticipated sophomore album Anak Ko, out August 23rd.

Tenderness,” Melina's second single, is a slow-burning highlight off the forthcoming LP. Duterte calls it “a feel-good, funky, kind of sexy song” in part about “the curse of social media” and how it complicates relationships. “That’s definitely about scrolling on your phone and seeing a person and it just haunts you, you can’t escape it,” Duterte explains. “I have a weird relationship to social media and how people perceive me—as this person that has a platform, as a solo artist, and this marginalized person. That was really getting to me. I wanted to express those emotions, but I felt stifled. I feel like a lot of the themes of the songs stemmed from bottled up emotions, frustration with yourself, and acceptance.”
Watch the lush Weird Life-directed video below and wish you too owned a sequin jacket –
Jay Som will play Pitchfork Festival next week in Chicago, and then take Anak Ko on the road this Fall for a massive international tour. All dates are on-sale now - see below to find a show near you.
  • 07/20 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
  • 07/27 - Tokyo, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
  • 09/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge #$
  • 09/12 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic #$
  • 09/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex #$
  • 09/14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #$
  • 09/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial #$
  • 09/18 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos #$
  • 09/19 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #$
  • 09/20 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux #$
  • 09/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #$
  • 09/24 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #$
  • 09/26 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #$
  • 09/27 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda #$
  • 09/28 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) #$
  • 10/15 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada %#
  • 10/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %#
  • 10/17 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon %#
  • 10/18 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall %#
  • 10/19 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement %#
  • 10/21 - Detroit, MI @ El Club %#
  • 10/22 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground %#
  • 10/23 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB %#
  • 10/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere %#
  • 10/26 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair %#
  • 10/27 - Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot %#
  • 10/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry %#
  • 10/30 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel %#
  • 10/31 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings %#
  • 11/01 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) %#
  • 11/02 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt %#
  • 11/07 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow (Sky Bar)
  • 11/09 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn
  • 11/10 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
  • 11/12 - Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain
  • 11/15 - Paris, France @ Supersonic
  • 11/16 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (Witloof Bar)
  • 11/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
  • 11/19 - Brighton, UK @ Patterns
  • 11/20 - London, UK @ The Garage
  • 11/21 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 11/22 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
  • 11/24 - Manchester, UK @ YES (Pink Room)
  • 11/25 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club
  • 11/26 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
  • 11/27 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Workmans Club

# w/ Boy Scouts, $ w/ Affectionately, % w/ Gia Margaret