Jay Loftus

Jay Loftus

 
New York City, New York, USA
BandPopAcoustic

Jay Loftus, 24 y/o singer/songwriter writes thoughtful lyrics of everyday consequences. Signed with Grammy Award winning KNS productions (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga) released his first EP Works of Heart Vol. 1 in February 2012 and is currently recording his second EP while touring across the US.

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Biography

Recently signed to producer super team KNS Productions (LADY GAGA, BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS), Jay Loftus, a 24 year old introspective singer/songwriter, was raised in Old Bridge, New Jersey. With thoughtful lyrics of everyday consequences, Jays music perfectly fuses coffeehouse acoustic and pop rock genres. Currently working on his debut album, Jay has received amazing reactions from college campuses hes toured on the East Coast.

Jay Loftus began playing guitar for the same reason any 9 year old kid would: to be cool. But when Jay moved to a new school and became the overweight son of recently divorced parents, music became more than a social status, it was his refuge.

As a 12 year old recluse, Jay locked himself in his room transposing profound emotions into verses and melodies. Through heartache and tribulations Jay wrote about the ruthlessness of high school bullies, devastation of love loss, and sweet obsessions. High School performances eventually gained him popularity and respect.

Though Jay has been writing introspective songs about life experiences since the age of 12, his long journey as an artist and musician has just begun. When you live what you write, the music writes itself.

Musical influences include: 3rd Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls, Blink 182, Paul Simon, Damien Rice, Jason Mraz, Men at Work, John Mayer, and Ray Lamontagne.

Lyrics

Mona Lisa (When She's Sad)

Written By: Jay Loftus, Brian Kierulf, Josh Schwartz

What Started as a walk
Turned into a run
What started as just talk
A smoking gun
I recognize this feeling
Like I thought I had before
I'll skip the hesitation this time

I need someone for this shoulder
A girlie rock n roller when she's mad
I need something to believe in
cause there's nothing to believe in when she's sad
When she's sad when she's sad

It's crazy how your laugh
echoes in my brain
Your such a smart ass
cuz you say there's so much space
And I know that your just playing
Which why I'm just saying your the one
Your the one

I need someone for this shoulder
A girlie rock n roller when she's mad
I need something to believe in
cause there's nothing to believe in when she's sad
When she's sad when she's sad

Everything she is is art
my little Mona Lisa
If you go don't go to far
Cuz I'd be sad

Time Traveler

Written By: Jay Loftus, Brian Kierulf, Josh Schwartz

The Trojan war was fought for you
It didn’t matter then like it does right now
Like it does right now
Would Romeo and Juliet
Mind if we left Shakespeare's pen
Somehow before they came out
I built a machine
Let's go for a ride
Erase what we want
Keep what we like

If I could go back and rewrite history
Tell me baby would you like how it turned out
If we solved every scientific mystery
Would we still end up
Right here right now

The empire of Rome fell at your feet
We Held each other in the burning streets
All night yeah we danced All night
I sailed in 1492 to discover a world
for the love of a girl like you a girl like you

I was the first man on the moon
Took one small step but I giant leep toward you
I was there for you

If I could go back and rewrite history
Tell me baby would you like how it turned out
If we solved every scientific mystery
Would we still end up
Right here right now

Buried Treasure

Written By: Jay Loftus, Brian Kierulf, Josh Schwartz

X marks the spot that makes you bite your lip each time
Your eyes they show the way like diamonds in the sky
I set sail with no compass or control
So navigate my fingertips from your soft lips and show them where to go

Oh.. Oh.. Where do you keep your gold?
Oh.. Oh.. Where do you keep your gold?
Lead and I'll follow
Cause I'm ready to explore you
I wash up on you like a wave crashes ashore
It's your sweet rum that keeps this pirate wanting more
I'm on a mission to bring this treasure home
Now that your here in my arms darlin' I'm never letting go

Where do you keep your gold?

Your treasure for my soul
Where do you keep you...

Where do you keep your gold

I'm ready to explore
When the moods right on this cold night
we'll be alright
we'll be alright darling

In the moon light, it feels so right
it feels so right
it feels so right darlin'

Fortune Cookie

Written By: Jay Loftus, Brian Kierulf, Josh Schwartz

Your smile’s the only curve that can set me straight
Did Eve leave when Adam showed up five minutes late
I got a devil on my shoulder
Who cares what the angel says
He’d probably say ‘I told ya”
But this apple tastes so great
Emotions can be sweet and sour baby
And oceans can leave a salty taste
I’m gonna crack you open
Fortune cookie won’t you tell me what’s good tonight
Say oh oh oh
I’m feeling lucky come on honey let me see inside
Say oh oh oh
This could easily be the start of something real
Fortune cookie won’t you tell me what’s good tonight
Say oh oh oh
Say oh oh oh
Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds
I’ll keep your heart on my sleeve and I promise that I’ll wear it proud
Spend the clock like our pay checks baby
Don’t let a minute go to waste
We’ll just sit up all night talking
Let our bodies communicate
Emotions can be sweet and sour baby
And oceans can leave a salty taste
I’m gonna crack you open
Fortune cookie won’t you tell me what’s good tonight
Say oh oh oh
I’m feeling lucky come on honey let me see inside
Say oh oh oh
This could easily be the start of something real
Fortune cookies won’t you tell me what’s good tonight
What would Confucius say?
About the kind of love that we’ll make
About the kind of risk that we’ll take
I’m kind of glad that I’m here today
Fortune cookie won’t you tell me what’s good tonight
Say oh oh oh oh oh
Fortune cookie won’t you tell me what’s good tonight
Say oh oh oh
I’m feeling lucky come on honey let me see inside
Say oh oh oh
This could easily be the start of something real
Fortune cookie won’t you tell me what’s good tonight

Velvet Arms

Written By: Jay Loftus, Brian Kierulf, Josh Schwartz

You’re like strawberry short cakes ‘cause
Pink’s your favorite color
My sweet tooth aches when we’re dancing under covers
The love that you do
The love that you prove
Girl there ain’t nobody out there quite like you
So check one two
As I assess this mental ‘cause my heart is exponentially you
You know I run run run
When you say come come come
‘Cause I know it’s love love love
As I melt into your velvet arms
Your arms
You know I run run run
When you say come come come
‘Cause I know it’s love love love
As I melt into your velvet arms
Your arms
Like a cat four hurricane When even in the rubble
I still find the beauty of this little marble’s mother
The spot to my bleach, the Chong to my Cheech
Girl you’re burnin’ hotter than the third degree
So check one three I skipped the two this time
‘Cause I been waiting here so impatiently
You know I run run run
When you say come come come
‘Cause I know it’s love love love
As I melt into your velvet arms
Your arms
You know I run run run
When you say come come come
‘Cause I know it’s love love love
As I melt into your velvet arms
Your arms
If you promise to gratify this thirst
I will always be the first
To satisfy you
You know I run run run
When you say come come come
‘Cause I know it’s love love love
As I melt into your velvet arms
Your arms
You know I run run run
When you say come come come
‘Cause I know it’s love love love
As I melt into your velvet arms
Your arms