Check out the latest single from Leeds-based singer-songwriter Sam Jayne. Based on an insistent rhythm, ‘Hell Out Here’ features an absorbing vocal performance – the words flow on rolling currents of understated melody. Almost spoken at times, occasionally cracking and weary, Jayne’s compelling voice feels truly intimate, as if she’s sharing her her inner-reflections in a heartfelt conversation. Then, in the chorus halfway through, she lets loose, her voice rising in stirring melody. The video, filmed and directed by Declan Creffield, is beautifully-shot with rural and urban scenes presented in soft focus and muted colours that draw the viewer in.
Having previously released music under the name Ramona Rose, Jayne has chosen to refresh her brand and her music, now working under her ‘real’ name in order present her more authentic self. ‘Hell Out Here’ is taken from Jayne’s forthcoming EP, currently titled ”95′, a four-song set covering a range of themes that relate to being human in the face of the modern world and the struggles it brings. There are stories heartache and breakups, remembering simpler times, memories of loved ones gone but not forgotten and advice to her younger self. Her blend of folk, rock and pop, influenced by the best female singer-songwriters from the past, is full of heart and melody. Enjoy.