LA-based indie-pop rock artist Jei-Rynn has released his emotionally vulnerable, anthemic new single, “oxytoxin” today. Marking his fifth release of 2022 (following previous singles “sleeping (all day)”, “still alive”, “walk away” and “screaming inside”), “oxytoxin” finds Jei-Rynn touching on the detrimental influence of inner conflict on interpersonal relationships, while also serving as an uplifting love letter to love itself. Carried by punchy guitars, catchy melodies and honest, powerful lyrics, the track has all the makings of a soon to be hit modern emo-rock song, and serves as the perfect teaser for his upcoming EP overreacting, out October 21st. Listen to it now below and pre-order overreacting now HERE.
“oxytoxin”, as Jei-Rynn puts it, is a track that celebrates love and acceptance in the face of adversity. “I wish this could be an anthem for people who feel like they’ve been damaged and othered, like myself,” he explains, “If we all stand together, people of different minorities, whatever it may be; racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, neurotypes, whatever – then we’re no longer a minority.”
Jei-Rynn’s songs have been described as “journal entries.” Based in and native to southern California, the artist began writing his own songs as early as 12. Jei-Rynn’s art and songwriting was always an oasis to him, an outlet. His music is evocative of familiar alternative artists like Nirvana or more modern alt acts like Yungblud or Twenty One Pilots, but his sound is also singular and new. It’s the voice of a misfit; outsider music in a pop-friendly package.
After playing in bands for years, the pandemic and civil unrest of the turn of the decade inspired the beginnings of Jei-Rynn’s solo project. Using guitar hooks reminiscent of grunge and 2000s emo rock, as well as 808s and programmed beats akin to the era of Billie Eilish, Jei- Rynn’s sound is eclectic. His singing style ranges from a whisper to a shout. His lyrics are poetic and confessional; personal, but universal. Visually, in directing and editing his own music videos and other media, the artist takes reference from dark film auteurs such as David Lynch, Tim Burton, and Stanley Kubrick.
2022 saw the release of Jei-Rynn’s debut singles. To create these singles, Jei-Rynn teamed up with a range of talented producers, including Alex Newport (Bloc Party, At The Drive-In), Alex Arias (The Mowgli’s, Matchbox Twenty) and Marshall Gallagher (of Teenage Wrist). His songs explore the anxieties of a post-pandemic America, depression and identity, and the complexity of relationships. Jei-Rynn continues to explore these themes in his debut EP “overreacting,” an angular, impassioned collection of songs largely produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, All Time Low), the production team of Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, with one track produced by Alex Arias. A multiethnic, multi-genre, multi-instrumental artist, Jei-Rynn is a new