Just when you think the music industry is a wrap, something new blossoms. Jay began his career as a singer in a church choir and musical theatre in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a passionate, true artist with emotional expression. He is a writer, a producer, a performer. Jay also enjoys collaborating with other artists, to meld unique tastes in sound and texture. Over the past year he has worked with hit producers I-ROC (Universal Music/Happy Madison Productions/BZEE ROC) and RADIO (Chris Brown’s “Dreamer”/Blake Lewis’ “End of the World”) towards the ending results, “From The Ashes”, Jay’s sophomore follow up to “Face In Your Crowd” by Jonathan Adam. When asked what he wants his fans to know about him, Jay responds, “I’m a real person. I write from my heart and I want that to come across. I’m not the bubble gum pop trend and I want to make a mark on the world.”
Jay’s new single, “Take It From The Ashes”, comes off of his new album titled, “From The Ashes”. Which was released on March 6, 2009. You can easily identify with this new single. It applies to everyone, although Jay admittedly stated that it may be somewhat autobiographical. “It draws on the legend of the Phoenix, in that it’s about starting over, a rebirth, a trial through fire where you come out on the other side with a fresh start.” There are lessons to learn when you listen to Jay’s music. You need to read beneath the words. This single mission statement is simple: No matter what you go through in life, you can always pick yourself up, gather all the pieces together and keep moving forward.
There are a lot of melodic runs, lyrical messages, and rhythmic scenarios in all of his songs. The songs are very catchy, great beats, great music all around with life lessons to learn.
Jay Arseno has received a Radio Indy-Grindie Music Award for his first album “Face In Your Crowd” by Jonathan Adam for one of the best Independent Pop/Rock albums released in 2008.