Melina Duterte goes by the name Jay Som. She’s a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She’s released three albums as Jay Som, and has produced, engineered, and mixed each one.
Her third album, Anak Ko, came out in August 2019. And in this episode, Melina breaks down a song from it called “Tenderness.”
Jay Som, aka Melina Duterte, speaks with Kyle Meredith about her latest album, Anak Ko. Duterte discusses how the Joshua Tree desert played a large role in its completion and why she invited some of her friends into the recording sessions -- a first for the singer-songwriter. From there, she divulges on her love for Steely Dan, Alanis Morissette, and Prefab Sprout, weighs in on the influence of having music-obsessed parents, and tips us off to her second life as a producer for artists like Chastity Belt and Pendent, which may take on a more starring role for her in the near future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy