ROGUE + JAYE, THE NEW COLLABORATION BETWEEN ZACH ROGUE
OF ROGUE WAVE & COURTNEY JAYE, RELEASE VIDEO FOR “GOLDEN LADY”
BAND RECENTLY NAMED ONE OF “10 NEW ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW”
BY ROLLING STONE COUNTRY
CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM, PENT UP, PRODUCED BY ZACH ROGUE AND
BILL REYNOLDS (BAND OF HORSES), AVAILABLE DIGITALLY VIA ITUNES NOW
Rogue + Jaye, the brand new musical partnership between Los Angeles-via-Nashville singer-songwriter Courtney Jaye and Zach Rogue, frontman of the Bay Area rock band Rogue Wave, have released the music video for the single “Golden Lady,” taken from the band’s debut album, Pent Up. A song about self-love and consideration, “Golden Lady” details the all-too-common frustration with the universe and one’s ability to cope with a personally damaging situation. “This video symbolizes being trapped by your own fear, self-doubt, and lack of trust in universal timing,” Jaye says. “It was all about learning how to be patient, how to be alone, and how to love myself before I could love another. Throughout that lengthy, and at times incredibly dark and lonely process, I was able to go inward and eventually began to trust in myself, and in the process of life.” Watch “Golden Lady” below!
Available now on iTunes, Pent Up, a critically-acclaimed full-length praised by the likes of The Associated Press, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, American Songwriter and many more, is the showcase of two seasoned songwriters with immense vocal abilities coming together to produce a body of work that blends the best parts of Americana, Country, indie and pop into a vision singular to Jaye and Rogue. Pent Up was engineered by Logan Matheny at Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses’s Fleetwood Shack studio in Nashville, TN. On the album, Reynolds played bass, Seth Kauffman (Floating Action) played guitar, and Michael Libramento (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Natalie Prass) played drums. The record was mixed and mastered by Mikael Eldridge (aka “Count”) in San Francisco.
Rogue + Jaye, an act Rolling Stone Country recently named one of “10 New Artists You Need To Know,” first came together during a songwriting session in December 2013 and instantly recognized their seamlessness as collaborators, resulting in the song “Til It Fades,” a contemplative and dreamlike number that melds Rogue’s and Jaye’s backgrounds as rock and pop songwriters with wistful country flourishes.
“We have this thing, and I don’t really know why, it’s just a comfort level,” says Zach Rogue of Rogue + Jaye, his newfound partnership with Courtney Jaye. “We have this easy spirit with each other where I like hearing her sing, and I feel very comfortable proposing ideas.” Rogue + Jaye’s easy chemistry and mutual respect shine on songs like “Forces of Decay,” a gentle, loping folk ballad on which the duo’s voices entwine beautifully. “You helped me to decide,” they sing in harmony, their voices sliding into place like delicate puzzle pieces destined to form a larger image. “I came to you in the midnight.”
The album is full of moments like that — moments like the outsized, heart-wrenching climax of “Don’t Say,” or the thumping, defiant chorus of “Little Relief.” Moments that echo the iconic duets of country’s golden age as much as Rogue’s rock background and Jaye’s penchant for Tropicália influences.
The release of Pent Up symbolizes a fresh start, creatively, for Jaye, whose path has taken her to Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles and beyond. “My decision to move back to Los Angeles after living in Nashville for nine years was because I needed a change,” she continues. “I think both places will always feel like a home to me and will forever occupy equal space in my heart and equal influence over my music and sound. I’ve never been a traditional Pop, Americana, or Country artist, and living out west right now represents for me the freedom to be untethered to one particular musical sound, scene, or genre. And I feel this project is an extension of that.”
Rogue + Jaye will be making the following appearance this July supporting Jack Johnson. More dates to be announced soon.
13 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (supporting Jack Johnson)
Get tickets HERE!