After garnering millions of streams and views last year, singer-songwriter Will Jay, who is known for his candid autobiographical records like By Now, and Homesick, is sharing his most personal single yet. Ironically, “Lies” is Will Jay’s most honest release thus far.
The first verse opens by calling out his previous releases. He sings in a sarcastic tone, “I wrote a song about being broke. It kind of started off as a joke. I didn’t go to college. What would I know about student loans?” This, of course, is a reference to his single Broke, in which he sang about financial woes that millennials go through.
He says, “I wrote ‘Lies’ because I realized that I’ve told a lot of lies in my life. I felt like I lied to my fans, putting out songs that I didn’t have an emotional connection to. I lied to my family and friends by never letting anyone get too close. But this song is mostly about the biggest lie I tell myself; that everything’s fine.”
Sonically, Lies can be described as a manic pop song with dark undertones. Will’s pitch-perfect vocals and expressive tone sit atop a current production that pushes the envelope. Combined with genre-bending melodies and Will’s undeniably unique writing style, Lies is sure to have an impact on the listener.
Will hopes Lies will encourage others to be themselves unapologetically. He says, “I want to address the most uncomfortable thoughts in my brain and hope anyone listening realizes that they are not alone. I’m looking forward to not holding anything back and I hope you allow yourself to do the same.”