Nat Jay
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Nat Jay

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2006
Solo Pop Folk




"Press Quotes 2014/15"

NAT JAY – Press (All I Think When I Wake Up)

"The pop revelation of the year comes in the form of a lovely indie singer/songwriter named Nat Jay. This bombshell Canadian is just starting to make waves south of the border. All I Think When I Wake Up kicks off with a winning dance number, ‘Can’t Getcha Out’, but really hits its groove with a string of breathtaking country flavored pop songs that recall peak-level Alanis Morissette and the Cranberries. This album hits the singer/songwriter trifecta: she’s got the look, she’s got the pipes and the songs are world-class."
-PopDose Top Pop Albums of 2014 (#3)

“She sounds like the next Alanis Morissette. It has the urgency of the early Liz Phair record, but she has a lovely voice, kind of like the lead singer of the Cranberries. A lot of singer/songwriters have the look…but you also have to have the songs and you have to have the pipes. It’s so rare in all the CDs that cross my desk...that someone has all three, and she really is hitting on all cylinders.” -Overnight America

"All I Think When I Wake Up is an outstanding effort of artistry, demonstrating Jay’s dexterity as both a songwriter and vocalist, and creating a versatile sound that stretches beyond the boundaries of a conventional pop record. Jay’s voice is breathy and lush, and the album addresses feelings of love, loss, vulnerability, and joy. Emotive ballads like “I Will Keep You Warm” and “Just a Little More” balance nicely alongside twangy jaunts (“Cover Your Tracks”) and folksy ditties (“Love Me Too”) without losing continuity." -VanCityBuzz

"The best moments on All I Think When I Wake Up come when Jay embraces brighter sounds. She puts her strong foot forward with the slinky opening cut “Can’t Getcha Out,” which worms its mantralike chorus into listeners’ brains while riding a groove that splits the difference between chugging rock and pulsing pop.“Cover Your Tracks” and “Love Me Too” are equally hook-filled, with the members of local rock vets Odds holding down the bouncy mid-tempo rhythms...All I Think When I Wake Up has enough snappy tracks that it’ll keep listeners warm in the months ahead." -The Georgia Straight

"All I Think When I Wake Up is filled with earworms, none so catchy as aptly titled electro-tinged album-opener and lead single Can’t Getcha Out, which has become Nat Jay’s calling card in recent months...The rest of the album sees Nat Jay flirt with country-pop vibes (the quivering Cover Your Tracks and Built A Wall) and shuffle-y, Feist-ian musings on love and life (Love Me Too), pooling her influences into an album that feels modern without stretching out of bounds. Superb production from Winston Hauschild and a sturdy musical backbone by Vancouver rockers Odds elevate material that is lyrically sound" -Vancouver Sun

"The British Columbia-based Nat Jay is becoming a rising talent in her native Canada, and the tender pop of "Just a Little More" gives a pretty easy reason as to why that's happening." -PopMatters

"a delicious slice of dance pop cherry pie just landed on my plate. ‘Can’t Getcha Out’ is the new single from Nat Jay, perhaps the loveliest Canadian pop star import since Robin Sparkles." -PopDose

"'Can’t Getcha Out' [is] an infectious, dynamic track that grabs with a riveting bass line, before electronica elements come in, laying the beat for Jay’s super catchy melody, which, as the title suggests, you just can’t get out of your head. " -Glide Magazine

"The album also builds upon her relationship with Winston Hauschild. He produced Lights Across The Sky and...All I Think When I Wake Up reflects the confidence and increased skill of both." -The Province

"Nat Jay gave an electrifying performance at the intimate Revue Stage on Granville Island...Jay had the audience wowing at her flawless vocal delivery and fun up-beat songs, and when the tempo was slowed down for a few minutes – the audience was still captivated...Jay was hoping for a grand celebration for the release of All I Think Of When I Wake Up, and that it definitely was. There was something extremely uplifting about a Nat Jay performance. These days, it is hard to find a performer with as much heart, soul, songwriting ability and vocal power as she has." - Various


Quiet Dreams acoustic EP (coming in 2015)
1. Can't Getcha Out
2. Love Me Too
3. Something This Way Comes feat. Ashleigh Ball (Hey Ocean!)
4. We Belong

Single - Every Breath You Take (coming in 2015)

All I Think When I Wake Up (Fall 2014)
1. Can't Getcha Out
2. Cover Your Tracks
3. Just A Little More
4. Built A Wall
5. Love Me Too
6. I Will Keep You Warm
7. Heartbreak World
8. This Town
9. This City (Some Of You)
10. Get To Know You

Singles (August 2011)
1. Shake
2. Lovestruck

Light Organ: Our First Christmas (November 2010)
9. Green Trees Red Hearts
14. Alone for the Holidays w/ Adrian Glynn

Lights Across the Sky (September 2008)
1. Pick Up the Pieces
2. Love When I Can
3. Daydreaming
4. Lights Across the Sky
5. On My Own
6. Untitled

Demo (Sept 2007)
1. Love When I Can
2. The Dance
3. Solstice



Nat Jay took her first steps in her parents’ music school and continues to land on her feet in the world of music today. Her songs have been placed on networks around the world, including ABC, MTV, The CW, Nickelodeon, CBC, CTV, Global TV, Showcase, and Lifetime. She's been nominated for SOCAN Songwriter of the Year at the BCCMAs, and found herself a featured songwriter at the Vancouver Folk Festival, a showcasing artist at NXNE,  a guest on CBC Radio 2’s “Canada Live,” and a headlining artist at JunoFest. Most recently, she scored a co-writing credit with the legendary Stephen Bishop for the song “Loveless” from his 2014 album Be Here Then. Her recent release, All I Think When I Wake Up, was also named in the Top 10 Pop Albums of 2014 on PopDose. An advocate of her industry, Nat Jay sat on the Board of Directors of the Music BC Industry Association for four years and was a committee member for six.

After studying music at the University of British Columbia, Nat Jay released her debut EP, Lights Across the Sky, to a sold out room. Since then, she has been compared with powerful performers like Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline, Alanis Morissette, and the Dixie Chicks. She has shared the stage with such esteemed songwriters as Canada's own Juno award winner Dan Mangan, Matthew Barber, Oh Susanna, and Justin Rutledge, as well as NYC’s Jay Brannan and Australia's Angus & Julia Stone.

Nat Jay released her much anticipated debut full-length album,  All I Think When I Wake Up, to critical acclaim on September 23, 2014. Recorded in Vancouver at Fader Mountain Sound with Craig Northey, Doug Elliott, and Pat Steward of the Odds as the studio band and produced by Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Wanting, Hey Ocean), the album has already received national and international recognition, with TV placements in Canada, the US, and Australia. Nat Jay was also awarded $10,000 for the lead single "Can't Getcha Out," which was named Best of BC by Shore 104.3FM.

Nat Jay's compelling and highly accomplished vocal delivery will certainly turn heads in a noisy club, but it is her emotive songwriting ability that will steal the hearts of each and every audience member.

"There was something extremely uplifting about a Nat Jay performance. These days, it is hard to find a performer with as much heart, soul, songwriting ability and vocal power as she has."

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