Announcing Jay Som’s collaborative EP with Justus Proffit, Nothing’s Changed, out September 28th
Announcing Jay Som’s collaborative EP with Justus Proffit, Nothing’s Changed, out September 28th
Posted 08/15/2018

Ayooooo, big hump day news! We are stoked to announce a new collaborative project between Justus Proffit & Jay Som.

Following the release of Jay Som's debut full-length, 2017’s critically acclaimed Everybody Works, multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Melina Duterte relocated from California’s Bay Area to Los Angeles. Duterte had spent the greater part of the last 2 years on the road, and while settling into her new home she found a kindred spirit in fellow LA-based singer-songwriter Justus Proffit. Though the two had never played together before, they decided to get together and record just for fun in Duterte’s home studio. This casual session quickly and unexpectedly snowballed into a collaborative EP.

Justus Proffit & Jay Som wrote and recorded one song per day, starting with "Nothing's Changed" which would ultimately become the EP’s title track. There’s a little bit of everything – garage rock, country twang, art pop – on the five songs that comprise Nothing’s Changed.

Having recorded all her own material to-date, Duterte oversaw tracking and mixing in her home studio (in addition to playing bass and keyboard), while Proffit handled lyrics and drums. Together, they shared guitar and vocal duties and most of the songs were tracked in one or two takes.

Justus Proffit & Jay Som will release their self-written, recorded and produced debut EP, Nothing’s Changed, on September 28. Pre-order your copy now!