Jay Brannan, who first gained notice with both his breakout Shortbus song “Soda Shop” and debut LP goddamned, will release sophomore album Rob Me Blind next week (March 27). The New York-based singer-songwriter teamed up with Grammy-winning producer David Kahne (Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor) to craft the 10-track LP, which was recorded over nine months. Head below to stream the lush, introspective Rob Me Blind below, a week ahead of its official release!
Jay recently talked to Instinct about working with David Kahne on the album. “I wanted something that was very me but had some additional texture to it, a little more arrangements and instruments,” he told the magazine. “I experimented with percussion, which scares the shit out of me. I’ve always stayed away from drums because they’re so loud, but I wanted to go there. So I was really determined to find the right person to help me go there, and I did with David [Kahne]. The guy’s a genius!”
Jay Brannan — ”Beautifully”
As for the album’s title, Brannan had this to say: “‘Rob Me Blind’ is my favorite track of the album. It is, to me, the track I think people will respond to, and I also think it just made a good album title. I like the enigmatic element to it—make people think and have different meanings. I like to keep people a little bit confused.”
Give Rob Me Blind a listen, and let us know below what you think of Jay’s new album!