On Friday, August 13, Jay Wheeler surprised fans with the release of his single “Take My Life,’ ft Tyla Yaweh. The song is a refreshing new sound from his upcoming English album coming this fall, 2021.
In “Take My Life,” Jay Wheeler presents a brand-new side of him entirely in English for the first time and mixes the early 2000s’ emo-punk guitar riffs with today’s alt-pop sounds in a song that talks about losing a lover over a mistake you’ve made.
“I used to believe // The love that we had was forever, but now I can’t let it go // And I couldn’t leave // I’ve seen in your face that I lost all your trust // And I can’t let it go, I lost my soul // I even tried to take my life.”
Wheeler teamed up with Yaweh and rapper/songwriter Post Malone, who is also stepping out of his comfort zone to bring to life this artistic versatility. The music video, directed by Nuno Gomes, takes place in an enchanted forest with a lot of ethereal creatures that give life to the story as Wheeler searches for his lost love before it’s too late.
“I’m so happy to finally present you with this project. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I think it really shows the range of what I’m capable of doing. Teaming up with Tyla Yaweh was incredible too. I feel like he really brought the song together, and I learned a lot from him in the process,” says Wheeler.
2021 has arguably been the most successful year of his career. He kicked off the year, experimenting with different genres and sounds, continuing to rake in massive streaming numbers, and proving he truly is “la voz favorita” (the favorite voice) – a title that helped win him this year’s Premios Juventud “Nueva Generacíon Masculina” award.
His single “Viendo El Techo” recently reached the no.1 spot at Billboard’s Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythmic charts. While the music video exceeded over 20 million views on YouTube.
Stream “Take My Life” on your favorite digital music platform.