The new JayWood album, Slingshot, isn’t just a record — it’s meant to be a “whole-ass experience”.
We talk about the album, about stepping out of comfort zones, venturing into new styles (he raps! It’s rad!) while maintaining that good ol’ JayWood sound, and much more.
Love to see a guy like this getting a higher profile in Canadian music and beyond. Well-deserved, for sure.
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