Southern California songwriter, actor and director, Jake Hays has released his sizzling retro-inspired new single, “All I’ve Got to Say” today. The new track lays the groundwork for more new music to come, serving as an outlet for emotional frustration alongside bright electric guitar, and gritty, soulful vocals. Listen to the track now below.
Co-written with one of his best friends, Alexander Morgan (a fellow producer operating under the moniker Schmorgle), the two came together to revive an old chorus originally written in 2016, into the full rhythm-forward, tongue-in-cheek version it is today. Meandering between riff-heavy choruses and stripped-down electric guitar verses, the track demands your attention, only to leave you drowning in the murky waters of uncertainty.
Throughout his career, Jake Hays has shared the stage with many well-known bands, including Bad Suns, Cold War Kids, and LANY. As a songwriter, his credits include writing with Matt Sorum (Guns N’Roses, Velvet Revolver), Grammy Award-winner Holly Knight (Aerosmith, Pat Benatar), and Cherie Currie (The Runaways). As a producer, he amassed over 69.8 million streams with his work for HUNNY’s “Televised,” and 7.1 million streams for his own work, including his lead single, “Sleep Talk.” The release of his debut EP, “Room 13,” was the first-time fans and critics got a glimpse at his self-titled musical style after a house fire ruined the body of work he was making for Maudlin Strangers.