After independently releasing her latest EP 'Long Walk To Never' in the States, Jamie Seerman, AKA Jaymay has defied the Atlantic Ocean and brought it to us guys here in the UK.
The raw experimental sound of the EP bodes well with the indie anti-folk genre. Her distinct vocals are untainted, laced with that American country twang. Lacking seriousness and being humorous at parts, it is no doubt bursting with originality. The use of the Glock, Cello and Melodica, adds uniqueness and creativity instrumentally.
It was disappointing to hear the use of reverb applied to each track. It loses the folk vibe you experience when she's playing live. However, it is not necessarily deceiving, but instead creates a sense of acoustic space for the listener; the perfect setting to experience Jaymay's thoughts on love and it being lost. Armed with an acoustic guitar and intelligent lyrics, she keeps the anti-folk spirit alive.
If you enjoy music by the likes of Regina Spektor, you'll adore Jaymay. The EP is great but you'll have to catch the live show to truly understand.