From: TX, United States
Genre: Pop, Rock, Alternative
Houston, Texas - Just when you think the music industry is a wrap, something new blossoms. Jay began his career as a singer in a church choir and musical theatre in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a passionate, true artist with emotional expression. He is a writer, a producer, a performer. Jay also enjoys collaborating with other artists, to meld unique tastes in sound and texture. Over the past year he has worked with hit producers I-ROC (Universal Music/Happy Madison Productions/BZEE ROC) and RADIO (Chris Brown’s “Dreamer”/Blake Lewis’ “End of the World”) towards the ending results, “From The Ashes”, Jay’s sophomore follow up to “Face In Your Crowd” by Jonathan Adam. When asked what he wants his fans to know about him, Jay responds, “I’m a real person. I write from my heart and I want that to come across. I’m not the bubble gum pop trend and I want to make a mark on the world.”
Jay’s new single, “Take It From The Ashes”, comes off of his new album titled, “From The Ashes”, released on March 6, 2009. You can easily identify with this new single. It applies to everyone, although Jay admittedly states that it may be somewhat autobiographical. “It draws on the legend of the Phoenix, in that it’s about starting over, a rebirth, a trial through fire where you come out on the other side with a fresh start.” The mission statement of the single is simple: No matter what you go through in life, you can always pick yourself up, gather all the pieces together and keep moving forward.
“You won’t WANT to be released from the strangle hold chords of “Release Me”, Jay Arseno’s epic opener on his new album, “From the Ashes”. Mixing some hip- hop backdrops and orchestrated choruses in the vein of Linkin Park what we have is a collection of listenable rock fare. The title track, “Take it From the Ashes”, leans a bit more on the pop side with super recognizable lyrics: “Everybody’s Gotta Start Somewhere/From the Ashes You Can Start Again”. So true! Then “Hero (Don’t You Cry)”, presents a powerful radio ready tune, and arguably the very best on the 12-song set.” – A&R Select Music Review
“Adult rock CD filled with catchy, radio-ready tracks –
Highly talented artist, Jay Arseno, gives us a huge taste of his musical abilities on his latest CD “From the Ashes.” Right from the start, the melodies and rhythmic beats are infectious to hear. Arseno delivers these catchy melodies within pop/alternative rock tracks that flow smoothly from one song to the next. His versatility to cover these styles with strong vocals makes this a truly enjoyable album. The production on this CD is top-notch and mainstream radio-ready. Vibrant and upbeat, “Shine!” will want to lead your tapping feet to the dance floor. Then take a trip to the edgier, alternative rock side as you hear “A Pretty Truth.” If you want to hear pop music that is well blended with alternative rock, then “From the Ashes” is an album definitely worth adding to your collection.
Jay Arseno is currently booking gigs in and around the Texas area for the release of his new album, “From The Ashes”. “ – Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
If you would like to find out more information about Jay Arseno, check out www.myspace.com/jayarseno.