Scandinavian chants and soaring guitars open the title track to Sir Jay's debut EP “Big Waves”. With instrumentations as tumultuous as ocean currents in a storm and concussive vocals, the Finnish songwriter aligns his songs with the wild dynamic of nature from his home country. Lamenting the daily rut of urban living and mundane responsibility, the brand new release is a cry for liberation and escapism from stress and municipal claustrophobia.
Playfully combining the melancholia of an early Ben Howard with the mightiness of Royal Blood on tracks such as “Forest House”, the lyricist further showcases his profound nature affinity, singing praise to a getaway spot far outside of his hometown Helsinki where the foundation for the EP was written. Reminder for more mindfulness and mutual appreciation in hard times of relationships - “Partner In Crime” - in contrast, shows a more introspective side of the musician, softly alleviated by its ludic cadence.
Demonstrating a more honest and straightforward musical direction compared to 2018's debut single “Solitary Soul”, Sir Jay seems to have found himself in the calm after migrating back from the city life of London and now charges ahead with newly found broad-shoulderedness.