Jay Elle - Ease Up (Into Love)
Ease Up (Into Love) is the latest single by Jay Elle off his newly released EP 'Ease Up.' The EP has 6 tracks that are sure to brighten your day like a ray of sunshine. The songs are bright and warm, and will lighten your soul. Ease Up (Into Love) begins with wonderful finger-style guitar. Right out the gate, the guitar is bright and clean (expertly played) with a nice syncopation that gives the song a light bounce. After two bars, the downbeat starts and Jay Elle sings some doo-doo-doo’s for a light and breezy entrance. You instantly feel a smile creeping up as the positive and chill vibe commences.
Jay Elle’s voice has a slight James Taylor vibe which is down to earth and easy on the ears; his style is natural and relaxed with a pure, tenor tone that is radio-ready and mainstream accessible. Fans of all genres (pop, country, folk, Americana, acoustic) will really love his singing and song-writing.
The lyrics deliver a message about taking things as they unfold and letting love happen naturally. In a world of instant gratification, Jay Elle is stating that it’s okay to wait – sometimes the best parts of life need some time. The song’s message is refreshing in a music arena that is filled with too much angst. Listeners will feel a sense of joy listening to the positive song.
"You've been out. You've been 'round. Looking up and down. Reaching out, all around But then what have you found? "
As the song moves forward, the percussion and bass are snazzy, keeping the bounce and the upbeat energy going. The guitar continues to impress with flourishes of melodic fills that transition the ear from the verses to the very catchy chorus that is easy to sing along to.
“I know oh oh oh oh, it's easier said than done. Ease up Ease up. Ease up into love. Ease up into love."
The entire song flows seamlessly and is very well-written, but more importantly is how the song will make your feel - positively good. All the songs on the EP were written, arranged and produced by Jay Elle and mixed and mastered by Brent Kolatalo (Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Lorde) .
About Jay Elle
Jay Elle is a singer, songwriter and guitar player currently residing in New York City. His music encompasses elements of pop, country-pop, Americana, and singer-songwriter genres.
Early on, Jay Elle was introduced to a few guitar chords by a musical cousin. Later, his Aunt bought him a guitar of his own and his love for music flourished. Jay Elle went on tot study theory, composition, classical guitar, and singing at the Geneva Conservatory of Music. After studying classical music, he followed his heart, which was more attuned to popular music. He soon joined a band and was quickly immersed in blues, rock, jazz and pop.
Living in New York City opened up a lot of musical opportunities. After meeting singer/songwriter/producer Margaret Dorn (Boz Scaggs, Judy Collins, Rosanne Cash), Jay Elle was soon playing guitar on her albums and co-writing songs with her. Jay Elle also worked closely with entrepreneur Bill Aucoin, best known for managing Kiss and Billy Idol. In New York, Jay Elle formed a jazz ensemble with composer/guitarist Byron Estep, who is perhaps best known as the executive director of Blue Man Group. Jay Elle’s time in NYC also lead to working with John Dubs (Front 242), who was instrumental in honing his production chops.
In 2017, Jay Elle released his first EP of original music, the critically-acclaimed Rising Tide, produced by veteran engineer Warren Schatz (Evelyn “Champagne” King, KC & The Sunshine Band, Vicki Sue Robinson).
For more information, please visit Jay Elle's website.