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Jay Som


Melina Duterte, better known by her stage name Jay Som, is an Oakland, California-based DIY and bedroom-pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Her official full-length debut album Everybody Works was released on Polyvinyl Records in March 2017, which was preceded by Turn Into, an LP of demos that first gained her attention as a singer-songwriter.
Duterte was born in Walnut Creek, California and grew up in the suburban outskirts of Oakland, California. She is the daughter of Filipino immigrants, and cites her parents immigrant background and cultural customs as major influences.
Duterte grew up playing the trumpet and guitar, and began writing and recording music at the age of 12. She originally intended to attend a conservatory program for jazz but instead decided to focus on songwriting.[citation needed] After enrolling in community college and studying music production and recording, she began recording in her bedroom studio and self-released music under the moniker Jay Som, which was created from an online baby name generator and means "Victory Moon". (Wikipedia)



"A bedroom musician which Amelia Murray would be proud of"

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