Beyond singing hit songs like ‘Down,’ Jay Sean is a songwriter at heart. While much of the music penned ends up on his album(s), there are certain tracks that the “All or Nothing” singer toys with on purpose. “Being a songwriter is probably one of the favorite aspects of my job,” Jay Sean tells Singersroom. “Itâs a huge privilege to be able to write a song and then have it out there for the world to listen to. I think there are certain things I want to write that are not suitable for me to sing. I might write a song that I think maybe Ted Smith could nail or I might want to write a song which I reckon, I donât know, Musiq Soulchild could sing.” “For me, itâs definitely a way of being able to experiment with different styles of music.” While Jay Sean is new to the North American music scene, in terms of releasing an album, he is by no means a stranger to songwriters and composers organization BMI. In fact, BMI has already recognized Sean’s writing ability. “I think thatâs the one big thing for me… to be recognized as a songwriter by BMI was just a huge accomplishment,” says Sean. “You get awards for things like best album of the year and video of the year or best choreography of the year or whatever it might be and those of course are beautiful things and you have to be thankful for those. When it comes to the songwriting man, itâs a whole ânother thing.” Jay Sean is due to release his anticipated album, led by the hit single “Down,” titled “All Or Nothing” November 24. Click HERE to view the remainder of Jay Sean’s exclusive interview with Singersroom.
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