For a minute there JGrrey lost sight of herself. The alt-R&B aesthete stormed into our lives back in 2017, with a viral COLORS performance of ‘Don’t Fade’ immediately capturing hearts. With a Billie Eilish co-sign and tracks like the soulful ‘Growing’ in her locker, it seemed that few would bet against JGrrey taking her music to the next level.
But then she stopped. Creating space for a period of re-evaluation, JGrrey is ready to return, opening her next chapter with a stylish sense of revelation.
Out now, ‘Theirs13’ blends soulful songwriting strands with the flexibility of jazz, forging something enchanting. The vocal is on-point, with JGrrey pushing herself into new realms; the lyric, meanwhile, cuts deeper than ever before.
‘Theirs13’ is a song about transitional periods in our lives, about embracing flux to re-define who we are. In part, that’s adolescence, but more specifically it’s about queerness and the strength that community shows in defining themselves.
“’Theirs13′ is an ode to queerness. Inspired by non-binary partner, who uses they/them pronouns. At the time of writing the song, I hadn’t met my partner, but we had really expansive conversations around identity, family, love, and wanting to belong. It’s about struggling with identity, but finding out more about yourself in the process.”
Joseph Wilson directs the ‘luxe new video, which moves between a lo-fi glimpse of a seaside arcade through to a decadent hotel bar.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Riya Hollings