Jay Som and Justus Proffit Share Second Single Off Collaborative EP

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Kris Kirk

Jay Som announced last month that she’s releasing a collaborative EP with L.A. singer-songwriter Justus Proffit called Nothing’s Changed and shared the EP’s title track. Today, the duo have shared the second single “Invisible Friends.”

“Melina and I wanted this song to sound really big,” Proffit said in a statement. “This song is kind of Oasis inspired. Every 2-count of the song there is a note hit on the keyboard, that was inspired by Len’s ‘Steal My Sunshine.’ We generally just wanted a groovy 90’s rock song.”

Nothing’s Changed is out Sept. 28 via Polyvinyl Records. The EP came about after Duterte relocated from the Bay Area to Los Angeles and met Proffit. The two quickly started jamming together, with songs materializing from the sessions. "[Making Nothing's Changed] felt more like a school project than a recording project," says Proffit. Duterte continues, "I think we both challenged each other with each song, forcing ourselves to either stick to an idea or move on, and accept mistakes."

Below, listen to “Invisible Friends” and watch Jay Som’s KEXP in-studio from 2017.



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