Get to know the Woodstock newcomer…

18 year old songwriter Jayla Kai has shared her debut single ‘I Can’t Lie’.

The Woodstock artist is a refreshing new voice, adding a 21st century twist to some classic tropes.

Unafraid to let her guard drop, new single ‘I Can’t Lie’ actually owes a debt to Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden, who acted as a kind of mentor to the prodigal songwriter.

She shares: “From the beginning, Kieran was so open to me. He shared his authentic, optimistic, casual yet earnest approach to music and career. He emphasised the music itself, without dwelling on the obstacles. He saw value in what I was doing, independent from scale or level of experience. His mentorship has elevated my thinking.”

Revelling in beauty, ‘I Can’t Lie’ is a superb starting point, a song “made from romantic nostalgia, summer and poetry. It’s indulgent. I never thought I could have a song with a beat drop. Now, I love it. It’s authentic, vulnerable, shamelessly unfiltered. It’s me.”

Tune in now.

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