Review by Patrick Joseph & Staff
“Heartbreaker” is an anthemic R&B song that creates an emotionally resolved tone. The overall sound of the song is intense, with a unique and explosive backing track and soulful vocals throughout. Well processed keyboard harmonies create a rich mood for the song while a multifaceted percussion track adds momentum and depth. Huge backup vocals bring the song’s message to life behind a virtuosic lead vocal by Wood.
Lyrically, “Heartbreaker” is as layered and complex as its rhythm tracks. Equal parts painful truth and positive affirmations for the future, these lyrics define resilient strength found through struggle “So now that I’m trusting again, I wont let no one break me.”
Listeners are left with a feeling of perseverance and optimism for the future. Subtext also reveals a generosity of spirit in the lyricist, evidenced by his dedication to fatherhood. “Thinking too myself…That if it wasn't for our child…There would be no conversation.” The mention of a child also immediately raises the stakes of the song’s message and gives it an added significance.
“Heartbreaker” features a vocal track that won’t quit. Wood displays impressive command over a variety of vocal styles here, especially a powerful falsetto. Production techniques such as octave-doubling and delay are used masterfully to add depth to the track. An intricate and exciting instrumental track supports the message, while inspired back up vocal tracks put the icing on the cake. “Heartbreaker” is an impressive piece of art.
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About Jaye Wood
DMV native JAYE WOOD is the newest R&B sensation that you didn’t know your playlist was missing. He is no stranger to the limelight as his journey started out in acting when he was just a child and is credited as D. Jamaar. JAYE WOOD’s most acclaimed roles were Young Simba in Disney's theatrical play "The Lion King" which premiered on Broadway, Young Wesley in Preaching to The Choir, and his appearance on The Dave Chappelle Show. This singer-songwriter gets his musical influence from the 90’s R&B era and it's very clear as soon as you hear his smooth vocals. From his incredible falsetto to his rhythmic runs JAYE WOOD provides what R&B has been missing.